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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:00 PM CDT on June 24, 2016


... Lightning safety awareness week...

The National Weather Service has declared the week of June
19th through the 25th as lightning safety awareness week. This
is the last of five public information statements to be issued
by the National Weather Service office in Little Rock
containing details about lightning.

Today's topic is lightning safety around the home.

Although houses and other substantial buildings offer the
best protection from lightning, many homes across the United
States are struck by lightning. In fact, on average, lightning
causes 4,000 to 5,000 house fires each year. In recent years,
home insurance claims for lightning were generally between

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West Virginia - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Record Report

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