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Lightning Rod:

Citations:- "Lightning Deaths and Injuries, By the Numbers." Outside. Ed. E. Adventure Lab. Adventure Lab, 04 Jan. 2013. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.- "Daily Nature and Science News and Headlines | National Geographic News." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014- Cross, Carrie. "Ways to Prevent Your House From Getting Struck by Lightning." Home Guides. SFGate, n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.- Robinson, Dan. "Weather Library Lightning Types and Classifications." Stormhighwaycom Blog. Storm Highway, n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.

Where is Strikes the Least:San Francisco and most of the Pacific Westcoast receive the least amount ofLightning.

In the book Tangerine, lightning strikes during a high school football practice and kills Mike Costello, the captan of the team. Lightning stikes every day at the same time in Tangerine County, Florida.


Lightning Worldwide:

Lightning in the United States:

Lightning in Tangerine

Lightning in the United States has killed 25 people so far this year, 20 men and 5 women. The state with the most deaths was Florida(6 out of 25.)

There is an average 24,000 deaths per year around the world and 240,000 injuries per year caused by lightning. 50 times per second, lightning strikes the earth!

Where is Strikes the Most:The highest concentration of lightning occurs in Florida.

How to Prevent Lightning Damage:Lightning rods will not keep lightning from striking but will help direct it safely away from your home if installed correctly. Make sure lightning rods are attached to your house’s roof securely and embedded in the ground by a cable. Lightning also travels across the ground, so if you’re planting trees in your yard, keep the taller ones at a safe distance from your house.

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Interesting Fact:*There is a 1 in in 10,000 chance of getting by lightning in the United States in the lifespan of 80 years.

All Types of Lightning:-Cloud-to-Ground Lighting- negative-Cloud-to-Ground Lightning- positve-Ground-to-Cloud Lightning-Intracloud Lightning-Anvil Crawlers-Bolt from the Blue(Anvil Lightning)-Cloud-to-Air Lightning-Bead Lightning-Ribbon Lightning-Sheet Lightning-Heat Lightning-Ball Lightning

Lightning is natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.


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