To the rescue

Did you know lightning injures 300 people and causes 80 fatalities each year ?

People struck by lightning can suffer permanent injuries or long-term symptoms including memory loss, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, irritability, weakness, fatigue, depression and others.

If someone is struck by lightning, check for burns and other injuries. If the person has stopped breathing, call 9-1-1 and begin CPR. The Red Cross First Aid App can help you know how to respond to these life threatening circumstances too. Download it today!

Learn how you can stay safe during these dangerous storms.

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