ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The week of June 18th to 24th marks New York State Lightning Awareness Week, which is meant to remind people that when the skies turn stormy, it can be dangerous.
Lightning can, and does, kill. In the U.S., The National Weather Service says an average of 49 people die from lightning strikes annually, along with hundreds more injured, with June, July and August seeing the vast majority of deaths and injuries.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton will be issuing Public Information Statements (PNS) over the NOAA Weather Wire, internet, social media and NOAA Weather Radio each day of Lightning Awareness Week.
With severe weather touching down in the Twin Tiers, here's some tips from the National Weather Service to help keep you safe if you catch yourself in a storm:
Lightning: What You Need to Know
Indoor Lightning Safety
Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips
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