Image Charles Allison, Oklahoma Lightning
also shown with other lightning photos at Lightning Safety NOAA Photos



U.S. Lightning Fatalities, 1940-2008 Graph U.S. Lightning Fatalities, Table, 1940-2008
U.S. Lightning Injuries Graph 1959-2008 U.S. Lightning Injuries Table 1959-2008
NOAA Lightning Myths Sam's lightning links
NOAA Lightning Photo Gallery NOAA Lightning Safety
Lightning Injury Research Site Lightning Strike Survivors International
Lightning, Media Resources Lightning Fact Sheets, Statistics (many links!)
Lightning Safety, Outdoors Lightning Awareness Materials
Lightning, Medical Aspects Lightning Safety, Indoors
Lightning, Survivor's Stories Lightning, Teacher's Resources
Lightning Success Stories NOAA Lightning Myths
Lightning Strike Survivors International Lightning Injury Research Site


"When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors"
Lightning Safety Week, June 21-27, 2010

Click Here for information> June 21-27, 2010.


The 30-30 Rule:
Use the 30-30 rule where visibility is good and there is nothing obstructing your view of the thunderstorm.
When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If that time is 30 seconds or less,
the thunderstorm is within 6 miles of you and is dangerous. Seek shelter immediately.
The threat of lightning continues for much longer period than most people realize. Wait at least 30 minutes
after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter. Don't be fooled by sunshine or blue sky!


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