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Lightning Safety Explainer
Posted at 10:45 AM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 11:45:07-04

LIGHTNING SAFETY: There are 6 different main types of lightning bolts that occur, ranging from cloud to cloud, cloud to sky, intracloud and the deadly and common, cloud to ground bolt.

Meteorologist Brittney Merlot teaches us to track how far away the storm is and tells us places we shouldn't be when we hear the thunder roar. Plus, survival skills for if you ever find yourself in outside near dangerous lightning, with the potential of being struck. You'll want to know this "lightning crouch" technique ahead of time.

Also, the shocking statistics of lightning fatalities are good to keep in mind, as we head outdoors for this Memorial Day Weekend and the storm potential builds.