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Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Last updated on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

(UNDATED) - Summer is the peak season for one of America’s deadliest weather phenomena, lightning.

Lightning is the number two severe weather related killer.

There have been 15 fatalities in the u-s to date in 2009.

A fatal lightning strike was reported in Indianapolis earlier this month when a ten-year-old boy was struck at a campground.

This week is the 9th annual lightning safety awareness week nationwide.

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