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000 NOUS41 KBOX 251330 PNSBOX CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-260130- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 930 AM EDT Tue Jun 25 2019 ...LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES... Lightning Safety Indoors... The National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, MA has declared June 24 through June 28 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Each day during the awareness week will feature information about a different lightning related topic. Lightning Safety in Your Home or Business Lightning claims 30-40 lives each year and hundreds more are left with lifelong disabilities. When you hear thunder, immediately head to a fully enclosed building with electricity and/or plumbing or to a hard topped vehicle. Dugouts, picnic shelters and open garages are NOT safe, nor are motorcycles and construction vehicles that aren`t fully enclosed. Once inside a building or vehicle, close all the windows and do not touch electrical equipment or plumbing. Stay off corded phones, cell phones and cordless phones are OK to use. Turn off your computer and stop cooking. It`s OK to use remotes but don`t touch TVs and other appliances directly. Don`t take a shower or bath during a thunderstorm. Try to stay away from windows, lightning can leak in corners. Be a Force of Nature. When Thunder Roars, Stay Indoors! Find out tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at our website: $$ For the latest updates...please visit our webpage at You can follow us on Facebook at You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.