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Lightning Storm 08.05.09Lightning Thunderstorm  08.05.09

Lightning ThunderStorm 08.05.09
Americans are twice as likely to die from lightning than from a hurricane, tornado or flood.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates there are 200 deaths and 750 severe injuries from lightning each year in the U.S.

20% of all lightning victims die from the strike.

70% of survivors will suffer serious long-term effects.

Annually, there are more than 10,000 forest fires caused by lightning.

 

 

Storm 08.05.09

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