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NOAA states that summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadlies weather phenomena - lightning. Bt don't be fooled, lightning strikes year around. The goal of NOAA's lightning safety website is to safeguard U.S. residents from lightning. In the United States, an average of 55 people are killed each year by lightning.

Hundreds of people are permanently injured each year. People struck by lightning suffer from a variety of long-term, debillitating symptoms, including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, stiffness in joings, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and more.

Lightning is a serious danger. Through the NOAA lightning safety website we hope you will learn more about lightning risks and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings. As a start, you can get an overview of Lightning Safety or stop by NOAA's comprehensive page of handouts, brochures, links, and more.



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