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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:25 PM EDT on June 22, 2017


This week, June 18th through 24th, is New York state's lightning
safety awareness week. This is the fourth in a series of five daily
public information statements issued by the National Weather Service
office in Binghamton, NY containing information on lightning and
lightning safety.

Thursday - lightning safety at work

For those who work outside during the Summer, lightning is a
potential deadly threat. While Summer is a good time to complete
work outside, it is very important to work in a safe environment.
Any time a thunderstorm is in the area, no place outside is safe.
Between 2006 and 2016, 54 people were struck and killed by lightning
in the United States while at work. About two thirds of those
killed were farmers, ranchers, roofers, lawn care workers and
construction workers. About 91 percent of the fatalities were male.

Many work activities require extra time to shut down. In these
cases, it is important to monitor weather conditions so that these
activities can end and workers can get to a safe place quickly.
Similar to outdoor activities, workers need to stop what they are
doing immediately and get to a safe place as soon as they hear
thunder. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Myth of the day-if you're caught outside during a thunderstorm, you
should Crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck.

Fact-crouching doesn't make you any safer outdoors. Run to a
substantial building or hard topped vehicle. If you are too far to
run to one of these options, you have no good alternative. You are
not safe anywhere outdoors. See our safety Page for tips that may
slightly reduce your risk.

The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to
touch a lightning victim to give them first aid. This is the most
chilling of lightning myths. Imagine if someone died because people
were afraid to give cpr!

Here's what will be covered on the final day of lightning awareness
week:

Friday - lightning safety around the home.

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety,
visit noaa's lightning safety awareness web site at:

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov/

You can also contact David nicosia, warning coordination
meteorologist, for noaa's National Weather Service in Binghamton at
607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at David.Nicosia@noaa.Gov

Or

Kat Hawley, meteorologist, for noaa's National Weather Service in
Binghamton at (607) 729-1597 x 4 or via email at
Katherine.Hawley@noaa.Gov


Kah


325 PM EDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This week, June 18th through 24th, is New York state's lightning
safety awareness week. This is the fourth in a series of five daily
public information statements issued by the National Weather Service
office in Binghamton, NY containing information on lightning and
lightning safety.

Thursday - lightning safety at work

For those who work outside during the Summer, lightning is a
potential deadly threat. While Summer is a good time to complete
work outside, it is very important to work in a safe environment.
Any time a thunderstorm is in the area, no place outside is safe.
Between 2006 and 2016, 54 people were struck and killed by lightning
in the United States while at work. About two thirds of those
killed were farmers, ranchers, roofers, lawn care workers and
construction workers. About 91 percent of the fatalities were male.

Many work activities require extra time to shut down. In these
cases, it is important to monitor weather conditions so that these
activities can end and workers can get to a safe place quickly.
Similar to outdoor activities, workers need to stop what they are
doing immediately and get to a safe place as soon as they hear
thunder. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Myth of the day-if you're caught outside during a thunderstorm, you
should Crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck.

Fact-crouching doesn't make you any safer outdoors. Run to a
substantial building or hard topped vehicle. If you are too far to
run to one of these options, you have no good alternative. You are
not safe anywhere outdoors. See our safety Page for tips that may
slightly reduce your risk.

The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to
touch a lightning victim to give them first aid. This is the most
chilling of lightning myths. Imagine if someone died because people
were afraid to give cpr!

Here's what will be covered on the final day of lightning awareness
week:

Friday - lightning safety around the home.

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety,
visit noaa's lightning safety awareness web site at:

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov/

You can also contact David nicosia, warning coordination
meteorologist, for noaa's National Weather Service in Binghamton at
607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at David.Nicosia@noaa.Gov

Or

Kat Hawley, meteorologist, for noaa's National Weather Service in
Binghamton at (607) 729-1597 x 4 or via email at
Katherine.Hawley@noaa.Gov


Kah

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Arizona - Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Arkansas - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Tornado Warning , Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Coastal Flood Statement
Delaware - Coastal Flood Advisory
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Tornado Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Illinois - Flash Flood Watch
Indiana - Flash Flood Watch
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Louisiana - Tornado Watch , Hurricane Statement , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Mississippi - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flash Flood Watch
Montana - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Nebraska - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report
New Jersey - Coastal Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Heat Advisory
New York - Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Flash Flood Watch
Oregon - Heat Advisory
Pennsylvania - Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Puerto Rico -
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Texas - Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Washington - Special Statement
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning
- Tornado Watch

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