The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that about two-thirds of all lightning deaths in the U.S. are associated with outdoor sports and recreational activities, and the most vulnerable time to be struck by lightning is between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., which coincides with most outdoor athletic events. Are your coaches, athletes, and visitors safe during games?

Coach & AD and Earth Networks, with contributions from James Madison University (JMU), Carroll County Public Schools, and University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), teamed up to provide insights on how to stay safe from the threat of lightning as well as the risks associated with high heat.

 

 

 

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