Lightning Safety Week

By Gary Brode | gbrode@wcia.com

Published 06/22 2014 08:51PM

Updated 06/24 2014 11:15AM

ILLINOIS -- Storms created plenty of lightning Saturday. The Emergency Management Agency wants to help protect people from being struck. Sunday starts Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

The IEMA says 70% of lightning strike deaths happen between June - August. They say, if you can't count to 30 between seeing the lightning and hearing the thunder, take shelter right away.

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