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Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
450 PM MDT WED JUN 21 2017

Colorado lightning safety awareness week continues through Saturday.
Today we discuss outdoor lightning risk reduction.

Outdoors is the most dangerous place to be during a thunderstorm.
Each year, nearly all people in the United States who are injured or
killed by lightning were involved in an outdoor activity. They were
struck while working outside, were at or participating at an outdoor
sporting event, or were boating or fishing. Other examples include
people struck while they were hiking, mowing the lawn or simply
going to or from their car. Quite a few were on their own property
when they were struck.

Unfortunately, there is no place outside that is safe from
lightning. The only safe place to be when lightning is occurring is
either inside a substantial building, or an enclosed automobile.

For more information on outdoor lightning risk reduction, please
visit this web page:

www.weather.gov/pub

and in the news headline section, click on the lightning safety web
link and choose Wednesdays statement.

Steve Hodanish
Senior Forecaster
NWS Pueblo, CO



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