Many victims of lightning strikes die from burns and heart failure, and non-fatal strikes have been known to cause moderate to severe damage to the central nervous system. Many victims with neural damage report severe and intractable pain and neuropathy for the rest of their lives.
Lightning can kill you. Lightning also can cause a fire and serious damage to anything it strikes.
There is a section of central Florida known as the Lightning Belt because it has such a high incidence of lightning strikes. This is one of the most active areas, if not the most active, in the US.
Because lightning strikes the highest available target, and boats are usually the highest thing on the water..Stay off the water during storms!
All homeowners policies cover damage caused by lightning.
Sometimes the damage from a lightning strike to a boat is minimal and sometimes it is catastrophic. There is no exact way of knowing in advance.
If lightning strikes sand, glass is formed.
Yeah, a plane will crash if lightning strikes it.
Lightning Strikes Again was created in 2007.
Using a cell phone does not make you more vulnerable to lightning strikes, but an average of 60 people die each year from lightning strikes in the United States. The NOAA advises people to stay indoors, to not use electrical appliances and avoid bathing during lightning storms.
Lightning deals two and a half hearts of damage if it hits you or strikes close by, so can indeed kill you. It also sets fire to the block you are standing on, causing further damage.
Florida has the highest rate of lightning strikes.
The duration of Before the Lightning Strikes is 1.6 hours.
Africa gets the most lightning strikes.
Lightning Strikes Twice was created in 1989-09.
When lighting strikes a home, it can leave the home with minor damage (which is rare) or it can leave it with major damage or total destruction.
If the building has lightning rods, probably nothing, as the lightning will follow a path to the ground. If lightning strikes any building without lightning rods or some other method of grounding the lightning, the activity of the lightning would be pretty much unpredictable. It could do nothing, or it could cause a lot of damage, including fire, and injury to the people inside and outside.
Electronics would not affect the way lightning strikes.
Before the Lightning Strikes was created on 1959-10-04.
Lightning strikes about 100 times per second.
About 3,000 fires a year are started by lightning strikes.
The heart and the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, etc.). Lightning usually kills because it shorts out the hearts electrical system and damages the heart muscle.
Trees, tall buildings, large clearings. Lightning strikes the tallest point.
Florida has the most lightning strikes in the nation as well as the most deaths by lightning.
Lightning Strikes - Aceyalone album - was created in 2006.