Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomenas - lightning.
Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year-round. In the United States, an average of 53 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured.
The National Weather Service released a list of helpful lightning tips.
Lightning: What You Need to Know
Indoor Lightning Safety
Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips
If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk:
Be safe in the hot days to come.
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