Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 21-27 and the National Weather Service would like to educate the citizens of Utah about lightning risks and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
In Utah, lightning has claimed the lives of 61 people since 1950, more than any other thunderstorm-related hazard. With your help in spreading the lightning safety message, we can reduce the number of lightning victims. The 2009 campaign focuses on risk reduction and individual responsibility.
A 2009 Lightning Safety Awareness Week publication is attached for further information.