“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!”
National Lightning Safety Awareness Week 21-27 June 2009
This week is National Lightning Safety week so let’s take a few minutes to talk about lightning and how it affects preppers. There isn’t much you can do to prep for lightning to hit you, if that happens you better be right with God. But what about lightning hitting near you – your home, your neighborhood, etc. The biggest impact of a lightning strike for us is usually the power being out. It turns out that there are plenty of things you can do to try to encourage lightning to not hit you.
There are an estimated 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year in the U.S. So far in 2009, there have been 15 fatalities due to lightning. On average, there are 400 people hit by lightning each year, resulting in about 80 deaths.