Lightning strike kills 21 head of cattle in McCook County, South Dakota

This is a very strong reminder of what lightning can do.

21 head of cattle were killed as a bolt of lightning hit this metal bale feeder in McCook County, South Dakota, on May 26, 2016.

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Moody County Sheriff’s Office

As the severe weather starts to roll in this summer please keep this in mind.

If you start to see lightning and hear thunder you need to get out of the open.

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These 12 cattle were hit in Missouri on May 25, 2016. via KY3 news

Off of the Lakes, off of the Golf Course etc so that you are safe.

And standing under a tree is not a safe place either.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer just be aware of your surroundings and keep something with you to stay updated on the weather!

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