Lightning Awareness Week to be observed

RBC I The 2010 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 20-26. In Colorado, that also includes Wildfire Awareness during the Lightning Safety Week.
While the 30-year average of annual deaths has dropped from 72 (1970-2000) to 58 (1980-2010), there are still people who wait too long to seek safe shelter. There have already been five lightning fatalities in the United States this summer.
For resources and information on lightning safety and this year’s awareness week, visit the National Weather Service’s lightning safety website at