Stay safe from summer storms by following these important tips.
Summer weather means longer days, more sunshine, and warmer temperatures...but it also means an increased chance of thunder and lightning storms. While these might look and sound cool from the comfort of your own home, lightning is dangerous and should be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, a storm can come on quite fast and you might find yourself stuck outside -- which is exactly where you don't want to be.
According to the National Weather Service, there are 27 reported deaths in the United States each year from lightning strikes. Follow these tips for what you should and shouldn't do when caught outside during a thunderstorm.