Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:03

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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BANGOR - If you look outside, you may notice the skies are pretty dark, and with a chance of thunderstorms today and tomorrow it's the time of year to be aware of the dangers of lightning.

Lightning Safety Awareness Week runs through this Saturday. The theme this year is "When thunder roars, go indoors," reminding folks not to wait to see lightning before they take action.

Bangor Fire Department officials say if you do get caught in a thunder storm, there are a few things to remember to keep you safe.

Officials advise avoiding water, high ground, open spaces, and metal objects such as fences, tools and machinery when lightning may be present.