Beware the dangers of summer storms
Summer is a time for outdoor fun and backyard barbecues, but it’s also when most thunderstorms occur, so it’s important to know how to stay safe. Every year in Canada, lightning kills about 10 people and injures more than 100 others, yet people often underestimate the dangers.
Lightning never strikes twice, right? That’s a popular misconception: lightning can strike repeatedly and, in fact, it hits the CN Tower an average 75 times a year! Watch this Lightning Safety video from Environment Canada for other common myths.
If you can hear a thunder clap, that means you’re within striking distance of lightning. Protect yourself and your family from the risks of thunderstorms – such as electrocution, burns and cardiac arrest – with these six simple tips.