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Lightning Basics – Creation and Classification

Lightning Basics – Creation and Classification. Lightning is a natural phenomenon that can be beautiful and deadly at the same time. In this article, we will give an overview of the physics behind how lightning is created, as well as how they are classified by scientists. How Lightning is Created Lightning is created when cold…

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How to Prepare Construction Sites for a Thunderstorm

Thunderstorms can be frequent occurrences during the summertime, especially if you live close to large bodies of water. These storms are marked by intense rain and high winds as well as lightning strikes which threaten the safety of a construction site. Therefore, it is important to stormproof your construction site with a Lightning Detector during…

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Lightning Safety – Lightning Detectors Can Save Lives

On March 19th, 2016, tragedy struck a music festival in Larose, Louisiana. For the past several years, many people have descended on the family farm of Mike Malgout (Alligator Mike) to listen to various musicians while enjoying Louisiana style food and entertainment at the T-Bois Blues Festival. A number of those that attend the three…

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Why Schools Need Lightning Detectors

On May 6, 2015 two spectators of a high school soccer game were struck by lightning. On this particular occasion, the grandparents of Pocohontos Middle School in Henrico County, Virginia were lucky in that they survived the lightning strike. Sadly in the same year, Francois Clarence was not so lucky when lightning struck at his…

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Lightning Safety

There are over 100,000 lightning storms in North America each year. Indeed, at any given time, there could be dozens of thunder and lightning storms going on in the world, each one packing an enormous electrical punch. As a result, many people are killed or maimed because of lightning. Today, there is technology available that…

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Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning Safety Tips Note: The individual is ultimately responsible for his/her personal safety and has the right to take appropriate action when threatened by lightning. Adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care during thunderstorm activity. The seemingly random nature of thunderstorms cannot guarantee the individual or group absolute protection from…

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