Lightning safety tips
With the deaths of two people hit by lightning in the last week in Rocky Mountain National Park, many are asking -- how can I survive a lightning storm?
The National Weather Service has simple advice, "When the thunder rolls, get indoors."
That's because if you're close enough to hear thunder, you're close to get hit by lightning.
"Stop activities and seek shelter immediately in a substantial building or hard-top vehicle," the National Weather Service says.
However, we all know that isn't always possible.
So now what?
The National Weather Service has a lot of "nevers":
So what do you do?
Think it can't happen to you? In Colorado, we had 7,500 lightning strikes between noon and 5 p.m. on Monday. Colorado ranks 2nd or 3rd each year in the number of deadly lightning strikes.