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Midland County Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 :: 09:29 a.m. EDT


Midland County Emergency Management would like to remind you that this is Lightning Safety Week.

Generally, most people do not perceive lightning as a major hazard. Many lightning deaths and injuries could be avoided if people would have more respect for lightning. Michigan ranks 11th nationwide in deaths from lightning, and second in injuries. Large outdoor gatherings are particularly vulnerable. When a thunderstorm threatens stay indoors. Stay clear of open doors, windows, fireplaces, radiators, metal pipes, stoves, sinks, and electrical appliances. If you are caught outside do not stand underneath a tall isolated tree or a utility pole. Avoid projecting above the surrounding landscape. For more on lightning safety visit and go to the Severe Weather Information page. Thank you.

Midland County Office of Emergency Management
220 W Ellsworth St
Midland, MI 48640

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-832-6750

Roger Garner
Midland County

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