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Lightning Awareness Week is June 21 - 27, 2009

With summer quickly approaching, the City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages you to be aware of the power of lightning and develop a lightning safety plan when you are outdoors.  Governor Ritter has declared June 21 - 27, 2009 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Colorado. 


Knowledge and preparedness are keys to minimizing your risk of injury or death.  Lightning can cause serious, life-long neurological injuries.  Any time you hear thunder, you are in danger.

Visit the Office of Emergency Management's website for more lightning safety information.