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Posted: Thursday, 26 June 2014 4:50PM

Lightning Safety Week

The National Weather Service is asking people to be aware of the dangers of lightning strikes this week, as storms roll through the area. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says during Lightning Safety Week they want to remind people about the danger it poses.

Shanklin says many people dont realize that they are in danger of a lightning strike whenever they hear thunder.

How you stay safe from lightning depends on the situation.

He says even inside your home or a building you should take precautions.

Earlier this week a lightning strike caused power outages to 4600 Pennyrile Electric customers in Oak Grove.

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