Lightning from thunderstorms kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes, according to the American Red Cross. As spring arrives, make sure you’re prepared to handle storms that come with the changing season. Follow these tips from the Red Cross to stay safe.
Stay away from down power lines. Electricity could still be flowing through them. Report them to Spoon River Electric at (309)647-2700 immediately.
Hear thunder? Head inside. If you can hear it, you could be in danger from lightning. Stay indoors at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder—a recommendation from the National … Read more >>