Lightning Safety

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: The clever saying, "when thunder roars, go indoors" is a great way to teach your kids summer storm safety.
Air Date: 6/24/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Deborah Mulligan, MD
deborah MulliganDr. Deborah Mulligan received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, Medical Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles and completed pediatric emergency medicine training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

As Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University, she reports directly to the Chancellor. The Institute is a resource for communities, policy makers, public and private agencies, professional organizations, foundations, and academic institutions.

To be an optimal reserve, the ICHP at NSU conducts professional training and education, demonstration projects, engages in translational community-based participatory quantitative and qualitative research, developing evidence-based public policy, participating in and serving as a venue to nurture community-based advocacy and research. The work emanating from ICHP has been recognized through coveted federal agency awards, such as the SAMHSA Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Gold award.

Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, past experience as physician executive includes role of Pediatric Services Medical Director for nation's fourth largest safety net hospital system serving a county of 1.6 million residents
Lightning Safety
The warmth and humidity that summer brings can make for some great pool or lake days.

But, it can also create severe thunderstorms that can do damage to your homes and even your own health.

Unfortunately, if you're outside when a thunderstorm hits, there's no safe spot for you. If you hear thunder, that means lightning is not that far away from striking.

A common safety phrase you might want to teach your children is, "when thunder roars, go indoors."

What are some simple lightning safety tips?

Dr. Deborah Mulligan shares essential lightning and thunderstorm safety protocol.
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