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Super Bowl Commercial Highlights Lightning’s Danger and Lasting Impact on Survivors

uper Bowl commercial is providing an opportunity for the National Lightning Safety Council to dispel a common myth

CUMBERLAND, Maine, Feb. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A commercial expected to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl has caught the attention of the National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC). The ad will feature a lightning strike survivor’s apparent phobia of electricity which developed after being injured while riding a motorcycle.

U.S. Sees Record Low Number of Lightning Deaths in 2021 – Lightning Safety Awareness Effort Reaches Milestone

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CUMBERLAND, Maine, Jan. 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the National Lightning Safety Council, the lightning death toll of 11 in 2021 set a new record for the fewest documented U.S. lightning deaths in a year. The previous low recorded by NOAA was 16 deaths in 2017.

Lightning, Tragedy and Lessons Learned about Safety and Awareness: A Look Back at One of Lightning’s Deadliest Strikes

Tragedy at Wind Cave monument - credit: Leslie Lambert

CUMBERLAND, Maine, July 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of one of the deadliest lightning strikes in the U.S. and the National Lightning Safety Council is recalling the tragic event to spotlight the dangers of lightning, a common, yet underrated weather peril.

Will Lightning Death Count for U.S. Remain Unconfirmed?

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CUMBERLAND, Maine, Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is there a connection between the number of lightning death reports and the COVID-19 pandemic? The National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is trying to find out. Amidst uncertainty surrounding the accurate (actual recorded) number of strike deaths in the U.S., members of the NLSC are wondering if the pandemic could be a factor in the reporting of lightning deaths in 2020.