When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors
As of July 8, 2015, 17 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States — ALL of these deaths were avoidable. This is double the average number of year-to-date lightning fatalities (8.8) over the past five years (2010-2014). There are several possible reasons for this, such as more convective activity across the country; an improved economy resulting in more people taking vacations this summer; the possibility of people taking more risks than usual; and the element of chance. But the most important issue is behavior: People must go indoors when they hear thunder!
Understanding Lightning: http://1.usa.gov/
2015: 17 fatalities
2014: 9 fatalities
2013: 9 fatalities
2012: 7 fatalities
2011: 8 fatalities
2010: 11 fatalities
Be safe and Be ready, Utah.
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.
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