Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes year round. The goal of this Website is to safeguard U.S. residents from lightning. In the United States, an average of 54 people are reported killed each year by lightning.

Hundreds of people are permanently injured each year.  People struck by lightning suffer from a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and more.


Lightning is a serious danger. Through this site we hope you'll learn more about lightning risks and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings.


To Learn More About Lightning

NWS Lightning Safety – When Thunder Roars Go Indoors! 

NWS Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning…

Severe Weather Preparedness – Illinois Emergency Management Agency 

Surviving Disasters…A Citizen’s Emergency Handbook – Illinois Department of Public Health 


If you have any questions, or would like further information on any preparedness plans, please contact our office.