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https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/ ... 996949001/Lightning killed 16 people in 2017, the fewest deaths since accurate records began in 1940, the National Weather Service said. This broke the previous record low of 23, set in 2013, weather service meteorologist John Jensenius said.
The number of people killed by lightning in recent years a far cry from annual lightning deaths decades ago: In the 1940s, for instance, hundreds of people were killed each year by lightning. In 1943 alone, 432 people died.
Farmers, fishermen and golfers are predominantly male, right?chumley wrote:only 21% of lightning victims are female
I appreciate your attempt at fairness. But I'm a realist. Not that women aren't smarter than men...chumley wrote:I probably would have just gone with "women are smarter than men".
lightning can easily blow out rubber tires. they are not a very reliable source of insulation for a strike of a Billion volts trying to get to ground. however, this is far better than standing under a tree.MtnBart01 wrote:I find it interesting that people think cars are safe
on most of my jobsites, the GC will shut a job down when lightning is reported within 10 mile range of the building (even after lightning protection has been installed on the structure). last year at the Banner health on mcdowell, we had to go home a couple of days due to summer storms. once, at around 10 am.chumley wrote:go indoors and wait 30 minutes from the last strike. Puts a huge crunch on an airport when that happens!!