Health and Safety from Fairfax County

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management has produced a short video filled with tips about how to protect yourself during a thunderstorm. More than 500 people are injured by lightning strikes every year. Recently a young boy was killed just south of Fairfax County while playing catch with a friend – and then lightning struck. Watch the video, below, and be sure to protect yourself and others around you when the clouds get dark and thunder fills the air. Trouble seeing the video? Click here to see it at YouTube.com. Click this for more information about lightning and personal safety at the Fairfax County Website.

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