GLEN, N.H., June 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Partners from the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) the National Weather Service (NWS) and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center gathered at Storyland Amusement Park https://www.storylandnh.com in Glen, NH for educational events to kickoff Lightning Safety Awareness Week. The 15th annual campaign, which begins today, was started by NOAA and NWS in 2001 to help increase awareness about the dangers of lightning and provide the public with safety information to help protect families from lightning’s underrated dangers. See http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/
The 2015 campaign theme of “Building Lightning Safe Communities,” emphasizes the importance of protecting people, property and places against the deadly, yet often underrated lightning threat.
Team members, including “Dr. Lightning” and “Leon the Lightning Lion” began events with a morning press conference to recognize Storyland for its StormReadyefforts which support the Building Lightning Safe Communities mission. (Storyland has equipped many of its buildings and structures with lightning protection systems to help safeguard patrons and workers from lightning’s dangers.)
Weekend events in NH also included a presentation at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and educational outreach at the Mount Washington Road Race Expo.
About the Lightning Protection Institute
The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a not-for-profit, nationwide group founded in 1955 to promote lightning safety, awareness and education and is a leading resource for lightning protection information and system requirements. Visit the LPI website at https://lightning.org for more information.