Summer has officially begun, and today marks the beginning of Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Here are some tips to help you stay safe during the summer months:

1) Avoid open fields and hilltops

2)Stay away from tall, isolated trees or trees in general

3) If you are in a forest stand near a lower group of trees

4) Also, stay away from other tall objects

5)Stay away from water and wet items like ropes, fences, and poles as these are all excellent conductors of electricity

For more tips and understanding about lightning please visit: https://www.weather.gov/iln/lightningsafetyweek

Stay safe!

-Alex B.