10th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

June 20 - 26

10th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lightning strikes more than 400 people each year in the U.S.  To raise awareness, the National Weather Service hosts their 10th annual safety campaign next week.

It's helping too!  Since they launched the campaign, back in 2000, the number of lightning related deaths dropped from about 72 to 58.

The weather service does not teach the 30-30 rule anymore. They now recommend folks head the warning: "when thunder roars, go indoors".

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