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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
930 AM EDT TUE JUN 25 2019

...LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES...

LIGHTNING SAFETY INDOORS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) BOSTON, MA HAS DECLARED JUNE 
24 THROUGH JUNE 28 AS LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY 
DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT A 
DIFFERENT LIGHTNING RELATED TOPIC.

LIGHTNING SAFETY IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS LIGHTNING CLAIMS 30-40 
LIVES EACH YEAR AND HUNDREDS MORE ARE LEFT WITH LIFELONG 
DISABILITIES.

WHEN YOU HEAR THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO A FULLY ENCLOSED 
BUILDING WITH ELECTRICITY AND/OR PLUMBING OR TO A HARD TOPPED 
VEHICLE. DUGOUTS, PICNIC SHELTERS AND OPEN GARAGES ARE NOT SAFE, 
NOR ARE MOTORCYCLES AND CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES THAT AREN'T FULLY 
ENCLOSED. ONCE INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE, CLOSE ALL THE WINDOWS
AND DO NOT TOUCH ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OR PLUMBING. STAY OFF 
CORDED PHONES, CELL PHONES AND CORDLESS PHONES ARE OK TO USE. TURN
OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND STOP COOKING. IT'S OK TO USE REMOTES BUT 
DON'T TOUCH TVS AND OTHER APPLIANCES DIRECTLY. DON'T TAKE A SHOWER
OR BATH DURING A THUNDERSTORM. TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS, 
LIGHTNING CAN LEAK IN CORNERS.

BE A FORCE OF NATURE. WHEN THUNDER ROARS, STAY INDOORS! FIND OUT 
TIPS FOR SAFETY INDOORS AND OUTDOORS NEAR AND FAR FROM HOME AT OUR
WEBSITE: WEATHER.GOV/LIGHTNING

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