Lightning Strike

By Resh
@rey123 (790)
November 8, 2017 5:50am CST
Lightning is one of nature's deadliest phenomenon, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States and injuring hundreds more.Some people were struck and killed while riding a motorcycle,while some others were fatally struck while closing car windows.A single lightning bolt at a military base in Hattiesburg,Mississipi,in June 2011 struck an entire troop of cadets,sending about 77 of them to hospital...... A sturdy and enclosed building or a car is the safest place to be during a lightning.It is important to keep in mind though that if you are in a car during a thunderstorm, you should avoid touching metallic areas that can conduct electricity....Lightning can be life-threatening....Don't take it light......
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
8 Nov
Lightening is dangerous and always has been. But if that energy could be harnessed, we could have free energy for the entire world.
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@rey123 (790)
8 Nov
Yes you are right.If lightning arrestors are used to harness a strike,it can be a very good alternative to the production of energy......
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
8 Nov
@rey123 Right. And Nicola Tesla was working not hat when all his inventions were taken form him. Sad. Think about where we could have been by now.
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@Hannihar (38185)
8 Nov
I remember my cat I had was outside and the sky was so blue and then all of a sudden lightning started and I ran out to get her and bring her inside. It was very traumatic for her.
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@rey123 (790)
8 Nov
Poor cat.....Even many humans are afraid of lightning and most cats are no different.When they get scared during a lightning, they often tremble, shiver, try to hide and even salivate......
@Hannihar (38185)
8 Nov
@rey123 Resh, I rushed out there so she was not out long. I picked her up and put her underneath my coat and talked to her.
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@rey123 (790)
8 Nov
@Hannihar Good thing that she did'nt stay out for long.....She must have felt better after the comforting.......
@rubyriaz007 (4123)
• India
9 Nov
I am very scared of thunder and lightning. When there are thunder and lightning here, we off the main switches of all appliances, so that it does get spoiled.
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@rey123 (790)
9 Nov
That is a very good precautionary step......Lightning bolt can make its way through the electrical wires into our homes, damage our appliances -the television set is not immune to the danger.
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• India
8 Nov
True all over the world more so especially in developing and underdeveloped countries many deaths occur in the hinterland. It is one of natures wonderful phenomena but also one of the deadliest. Best thing to stay safe is not to venture out when it is raining heavily as lightning can strike, avoid using umbrellas made of metal, staying away from fields and open places and not standing under trees. It is also not advisable to use mobiles in case we have to go out during rainfall. Very useful information from your end and thanks for the same.[b][/b]
@rey123 (790)
9 Nov
Your Welcome...Yes.It is very true that lightning strike leads to many deaths.Lightning strikes the earth more than 100 times per second.It claims more lives in the United States than any other natural disaster, including earthquakes, blizzards, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions
@amadeo (67749)
• United States
8 Nov
yes ti would be nice if we can used this as energyy
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