By Mark Kanz
Weather experts tell us lightning is an underrated killer. It’s Lightning Awareness Day in Wisconsin Tuesday and Door County Emergency Services Director Jeff Roemer says like any other weather threat, you need to take lightning seriously.
Roemer says outdoor activities should be stopped at the first sight of lightning and not resumed until 30 minutes have passed since the last visible strike. The National Weather Service says a lightning storm does not need to be right over you to be a threat. Lightning can travel up to ten miles. Remember, “when thunder roars, go indoors.”