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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:24 AM EDT on June 22, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on June 22, 2017


The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 19th
through 23rd lightning safety awareness week in Maine. This is the
fourth in a series of five public information statements to be
issued by the National Weather Service office in Caribou, ME
containing information on lightning and lightning safety.

Thursday - lightning safety at work

For those who work outside during the Summer, lightning is a
potentially deadly threat. While Summer is a good time to complete
outside work, it is very important to work in a safe environment.
Any time a thunderstorm is in the area, no place outside is safe.
Between 2006 and 2016, 51 people were struck and killed by lightning
in the United States while at work. About two-thirds of those killed
were farmers, ranchers, roofers, lawn care workers, or construction
workers. Many of those killed were seeking shelter at the time of
the deadly strike, but just hadn't started soon enough.

Many work activities require extra time to shut down. In these
cases, it is important to monitor weather conditions so that the
work activities can end and workers can get to a safe place before
the lightning threat arrives. Similar to all outdoor activities,
workers need to stop what they are doing immediately and get to a
safe place if they hear thunder. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Lightning question of the day: what do I do if someone is struck by
lightning?

Lightning victims do not carry an electrical charge, are safe to
touch, and may need immediate medical attention. Cardiac arrest is
the immediate cause of death for those who die. Some deaths can be
prevented with proper first aid. Call 911 and then give first aid.
Cpr and use of an aed (automatic external defibrillator)may be
needed.


Here's a list of topics for other days this week.

Monday - lightning and lightning safety... an introduction
Tuesday - lightning's most deadly activities
Wednesday - lightning safety and sports activities
Friday - lightning safety around the home

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety, visit
noaa's lightning safety awareness web site at:

     http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov



524 am EDT Thu Jun 22 2017

The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 19th
through 23rd lightning safety awareness week in Maine. This is the
fourth in a series of five public information statements to be
issued by the National Weather Service office in Caribou, ME
containing information on lightning and lightning safety.

Thursday - lightning safety at work

For those who work outside during the Summer, lightning is a
potentially deadly threat. While Summer is a good time to complete
outside work, it is very important to work in a safe environment.
Any time a thunderstorm is in the area, no place outside is safe.
Between 2006 and 2016, 51 people were struck and killed by lightning
in the United States while at work. About two-thirds of those killed
were farmers, ranchers, roofers, lawn care workers, or construction
workers. Many of those killed were seeking shelter at the time of
the deadly strike, but just hadn't started soon enough.

Many work activities require extra time to shut down. In these
cases, it is important to monitor weather conditions so that the
work activities can end and workers can get to a safe place before
the lightning threat arrives. Similar to all outdoor activities,
workers need to stop what they are doing immediately and get to a
safe place if they hear thunder. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Lightning question of the day: what do I do if someone is struck by
lightning?

Lightning victims do not carry an electrical charge, are safe to
touch, and may need immediate medical attention. Cardiac arrest is
the immediate cause of death for those who die. Some deaths can be
prevented with proper first aid. Call 911 and then give first aid.
Cpr and use of an aed (automatic external defibrillator)may be
needed.


Here's a list of topics for other days this week.

Monday - lightning and lightning safety... an introduction
Tuesday - lightning's most deadly activities
Wednesday - lightning safety and sports activities
Friday - lightning safety around the home

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety, visit
noaa's lightning safety awareness web site at:

     http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov


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