Lightning Safety Awareness Week

This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says when thunder roars, go indoors…since that usually means lighting is close behind.

But if you’re stuck outside, spokesperson Kevin Sur has this advice:

IEMA says even indoors you need to be careful when it’s lightning.

That means avoiding anything connected to electricity, landline phones and plumbing.

Sur says you should also stay off your balcony or porch and don’t lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.