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National Lightning Safety Awareness Day well timed

Thunderstorms were on the Door and Kewaunee County forecast just in time for Lightning Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday. A spokesman with ReadyWisconsin Andrew Beckett says a lot comes down to being aware of what weather conditions are around you and what may lay ahead in the day. He suggests having an NOAA Weather Radio or a reliable way of getting alerts about approaching severe storms. If you are outdoors while a storm seems to be approaching, Beckett urges you to rely on your senses. 



Beckett also stressed the high dangers of being out on the water in a storm. 



He adds that dry conditions can also make danger increase. While wildfires started by lightning strikes aren’t something you can prevent, Beckett says to remain vigilant if you see an out-of-control fire and call your local fire department. The day is a campaign that ReadyWisconsin and the National Weather Service participate in, drawing attention to the dangers that lightning can pose.

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