Storms the last few days have produced damaging lightning, with police called to a couple of homes, locally, that had been hit. It’s National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Lightning can strike ten miles away from the rain. If you are stuck outside, when there is a storm, try to take shelter, but not under a tree. Avoid the tallest object in the area and metal objects. Get away from the water and out of a boat. And, don’t continue to use tractor or heavy construction equipment if there’s a chance of lightning.