As we've been telling you since Monday, it's Severe Weather Awareness week in Kansas. Today (THUR), emergency officials are hoping you'll take a moment to think about thunderstorm and lightning safety. Jillian Rodrigue (ROAD-rig) is with Douglas County Emergency Management. She says that even though lightning may be fun to watch, it can be dangerous or deadly...and it's best to stay out of its way when a thunderstorm rolls through.
She also says it's a good idea to unplug expensive electronic devices such as televisions, computers or routers. For more information on thunderstorm and lightning safety, visit the National Weather Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Lightning Safety Institute.