It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week here in Missouri.

Today’s theme is lightning safety.

Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year—killing 20 or more people a year, and severely injuring hundreds more—and although most lightning occurs during the summer, people can be struck at any time of year.

Learn where to get your timely information, how to prepare for the worst, snag some safety tips, and more at The National Weather Service or Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

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