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...police officer struck by lightning.
...was struck by lightning.
Someone was struck by lightning.
...lighting came through the ceiling.
The lightning struck...
When the lightning bolt hit...
It's amazing to be alive.
Lightning is an underrated killer
We hear about these situations when somebody that struck by lightning and we
always think it doesn't happen to me it's somewhere else it happens somewhere else.
It does happen here to us.
I can't say strong enough how important it is for us to get the message out about
lightning awareness and lightning safety.
When we stared the campaign in 2001 the average number of deaths a year
in the U.S. were 73. And now 10 years later they're 55.
Over the last 10 years 29 Texans have been killed by lightning.
And many of those deaths could have been prevented.
In spite of these statistics lightning remains an underrated threat.
There's also a lot of misinformation about lightning and a lot of myths.
Like rubber will protect you. Rubber tires will protect you or rubber boots.
And you should lie down flat and all of those are wrong and get people killed.
It's kind of an "X factor" where we don't always know when and where it's going to strike.
So I think that's why it's so important if you do get caught out in a lightning storm to take
appropriate cover. Get indoors as quickly as possible.
When thunder roars, go indoors. Because if you can hear thunder, then you're close
enough for lightning to srike you.
The key to lightning safety is it's simple, it's cheap and a lot of people
wait too long. They want to finish a game. They want to finish mowing the lawn.
And most of the lightnign vicitims are steps away from safe shelter.
Because once you're out there, you're really exposed.