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Lowcountry Lightning Festival

June 18, 2009
Franklin's Laboratory

Franklin's Laboratory

In round numbers you are around one thousand times more likely to be stuck by lightning than to win the Powerball jackpot. Lightning tends to strike high things and metal objects. Lay low. It can strike miles in advance of an actual storm. It can travel through moist soils for dozens of feet. When storms threaten, best be in a sturdy building and away from windows and doors. For increased protection, avoid contact with electric appliances, metal plumbing, and wired telephones. In your car or truck you are relatively safe from lightning. Convertibles put you in danger because its a vehicle’s full metal shell that protects you, Not the Rubber Tires. To be safe, do not touch metal on the inside of the vehicle. Don’t be a conductor.

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  1. June 19, 2009 9:42 pm

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