Lightning Safety Weeks starts Sunday and runs through June. 30.
Lightning is the No. 3 weather-related killer in Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. In 2010, Georgia led the nation with the highest number of lightning-related deaths.
A bolt of lightning ignited
the Honey Prairie Complex blaze in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge last
spring, which consumed more than 400,000 acres and burned for about 10 months.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia Campaign offers these safety tips:
GEMA recommends getting a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for real-time weather alerts. Ready Georgia is currently hosting a contest for the chance to win a free weather radio. Visit www.ready.ga.gov and create a Ready profile for a chance to win.
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