Educational Tools

Lightning is a serious danger that kills an average of 58 people and injures hundreds more in the United States each year. People struck by lightning can suffer from a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, including: brain damage, nerve damage, memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, joint stiffness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and more. It’s important to note that many lightning victims are merely steps away from a safe shelter such as a substantial building, house or car. LPI continues to partner with other national not-for-profit groups to help promote lightning safety and risk reduction. Through this site and the links below, we hope to spread the safety message of Leon the Lightning Lion and the “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!” lightning safety awareness campaign.

This area includes educational resources to help you learn more about lightning risks and how to protect yourself, your family and your property from lightning’s dangers. Posters showing Leon and his safety message can be accessed for display and a “color your own” Poster is included. The “Interactive Lightning Safety Game” is a fun learning tool for young people. You can view additional information in the “Video” Section.

Visit the links below for additional information, resources, and teaching tools on lightning safety:

www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

www.flash.org

www.iii.org