Be Lightning Aware This Summer
June 30, 2022
The summer months bring more people outdoors and they can also bring the threat of dangerous thunderstorms. June 21st was Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin and ReadyWisconsin wants you to know how to reduce your lightning risk while still enjoying activities outdoors.
“If you hear thunder outside, you are likely within striking distance of that storm,” said Katie Rousonelos, Wisconsin Emergency Management Public Information Officer. “Too many people are waiting too long to get to a safe spot when thunderstorms approach, and that delayed reaction can lead to lightning death...