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State agency offers lightning tips


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Lightning storms are a dramatic but common aspect of summer weather in the Rocky Mountains. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds recreationists to protect themselves during storms and to remember that lightning kills hundreds of people annually, in addition to starting forest fires.

"Recreationists, especially those who plan to be on the water, need to recognize lightning and thunder as a serious physical threat," said Liz Lodman, FWP boating safety coordinator. "Outdoor enthusiasts can plan to prevent the physical threat of lightning just as they plan ahead to avoid attracting bears to...

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