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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Lightning Awareness Day

Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 16-21st, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. During this special week, Alabamians are encouraged to learn and or review the proper safety precautions necessary for protecting their lives during severe weather.

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues today with a closer look at lightning safety. The summer months of June through September are the deadliest as far as lightning is concerned. In an average year, 3 people will be struck and killed by lightning in Alabama and at least 6 will be injured.

Here are some Lightning Safety Rules...

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