Lightning safety awareness week begins

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CHICAGO, Ill. (WTHI) – Lightning Safety Awareness Week kicks off today through June 28th. It is part of a campaign to keep you and your families safe when severe weather strikes.

FEMA’s Region V office in Chicago will be taking part in the week. The office will be distributing information about protecting your property in a storm, and even staying safe outdoors if lightning is close.

Officials encourage everyone to educate themselves on preparedness and safety during severe weather.

For more information about thunderstorms and lightning, you can visit ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning. You can also download the free FEMA app, available for Android, Apple and Blackberry devices.

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