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Lightning Safety Week

During the summer in Canada, lightning strikes on average every three seconds. Besides causing power outages and forest fires, lightning strikes can also seriously injure or kill. This is Lightening Safety Week and you can be prepared for storms. If you’re planning a camping trip or to spend time boating or waterskiing, or organizing an outdoor event, visit the Lightning in Canada website to find the latest lightning preparedness tips and how to stay safe. To get more immediate information on storms in the area go to Canadian Lightning Danger Maps at http://weather.gc.ca/lightning/index_e.html

And remember the lightning safety rule: When thunder roars, go indoors.

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