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Awareness and Safety Urged about the Underrated Dangers of Lightning

…MARYVILLE, Mo., June 16 /PRNewswire/ — According to the National
Weather Service, lightning strikes the United States an estimated 25
million times each year. While lightning is fascinating to watch, it can be
extremely dangerous. On average, lightning kills more people each year than
tornadoes or hurricanes. In conjunction with the its sixth annual National
Lightning Safety Awareness Week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) is reminding Americans about the dangers of

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National Groups Partner to Promote Lightning Safety and Awareness

…Maryville, MO – June 1, 2006 – the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the

Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have joined forces to promote public awareness about lightning safety. In 2000, NOAA launched an annual Lightning Safety Awareness campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of lightning and provide the public with safety and prevention information to help protect families and their property.

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