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  • StruckByLightning.org - Safety first! When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
    day in May and we were playing in a charity golf tournament at Pocasset Golf Course They blew the alert horn and 15 seconds later I was laying half on the green shoes blown off fingers and toes burnt and my hair burnt off I spent 38 days in Brigham Women s Hospital s ICU unit and another 3 months in Health South rehab in Braintree When I got out everyone told me I would get worse over time That scared me and I started looking for answers What I found was a ton of myths old wives tales mis information bad science and very little info based on fact I started off looking for information and ended being an advocate for lightning safety It turned out the lightning safety was a very small thing pretty much controlled by NOAA and a few private companies that did detection and such In 2001 or so NOAA started a lightning safety group that contained the best people in the country on lightning and lightning safety We had people form Kennedy Space Center University of Ohio Vaisala a private company in lightning detection NOAA and the National Weather Service I was invited into the group and learned a lot over the years I was with them It is because of this group that lightning safety evolved from what it was to something based on science and what worked It was a hard job convincing groups that almost everything they knew about lightning safety was wrong Which by the way is still the problem The first big move towards a committed front was the 30 30 Rule If you see lightning you start counting if you hear thunder within 30 seconds the lightning is closer than 10 miles away and you should be in a safe place and stay there for 30 minutes BUT it was changed a bit by the press and people s interpretation and soon became go to a safe place not the best but a big step in lightning safety Evolution took over again and as we learned we realized that a lightning bolt can easily be more than 10 miles long so it became a better idea to go inside and count So the 30 30 Rule which was widely pushed and grabbed on to by every group that needed a lightning safety program was fast becoming outdated and even dangerous If you go to almost any organizations safety web site from NOAA FEMA and many private groups you will find it is still there The safety team was looking for a good solid slogan similar to stop drop and roll and we got it from Bill Roeder When thunder roars Go Indoors was something he developed in his long tenure doing lightning safety Being a public employee he could not give permission to use the slogan to the safety team so he gave the slogan to Struckbylighnting org and we gave the safety team permission to use it

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  • StruckByLightning.org - Safety first! When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
    Both victims were transported to Albany Medical Center with injuries The extent of their injuries is unknown Fri 01 15 2016 07 40 AM Injured Della Kilgore 2 of 2 0 0 F Lake City FL USA working at school Ground Strike Outside School Work Fri 01 15 2016 07 40 AM Injured Lisa Wallace 1 of 2 0 0 F Lake City FL USA directing traffic Ground Strike Outside School Work Paraprofessionals at Westside Elementary suffer minor injuries BY SAM BURROUGHS sburroughs lakecityreporter com A lightning strike on the campus of Westside Elementary School Friday morning sent two paraprofessionals to the hospital briefly Neither was hit directly and neither was seriously hurt It was at 7 40 a m so most of our children were in the classrooms said school principal April Vinson Directly after the strike the school located at 1956 County Road 252B immediately went into code blue a weather alert that restricts movement on campus Lesia Wallace who was directing traffic in the car rider lane in front of the school began to feel unwell after the strike which occurred nearby According to Vinson the paraprofessional said that her umbrella was jolted out of her hands After getting her to the front office and being assessed by school nurse Jessica Ward 911 was called and the Wallace was transported to Lake City Medical Center The hospital performed an evaluation of her heart according to Vinson who received an update around 10 30 a m that the paraprofessional was well but would be monitored for a few hours longer We did have another paraprofessional about 30 minutes later indicate to us that she was having some symptoms as well some numbing and tingling headache a little bit of stumbling So we took her to the emergency room at Lake City Medical Center as well Vinson said An ambulance was not called for the second paraprofessional Della Kilgore Two staff members transported her Vinson said that she was evaluated and sent home with a clean bill of health We currently have all of the teachers evaluating and observing all of the children for any signs and symptoms of that Vinson said I have asked all of the teachers to evaluate the students for any signs and symptoms that would be related to a strike Symptoms that were being watched for included blurred vision heart palpitations numbness tingling headaches and confusion Two additional nurses were sent from the county office to help assess the situation We are just taking every single precaution Vinson said A voice message and a letter will be sent to all of the parents regarding the situation Second Slider Section NEWS Tags WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIGHTNING STORM Thu 12 24 2015 11 45 AM Injured Mr Gillis 0 0 M New Hanover county NC USA working on truck Indirect Outside NEW HANOVER COUNTY NC WWAY A man is recovering after reportedly being struck by lightning just before noon on Christmas Eve David Gillis said his dad was working on a spark plug on his truck in a neighborhood off Carolina Beach Road when it happened Gillis said it started thundering Then he said he went inside to clean some tools when he heard a loud noise and his dad ran inside I saw a spark through the window and it sounded really loud so I came into the living room and my dad was in there shaking really bad Gillis said Neighbors across the street said they also heard the loud noise and the power flashed in their house Gillis said his dad went to the hospital as a precaution but he was fully conscious after it happened Dispatchers said it was non life threatening Tue 12 15 2015 09 45 AM Injured Lisa Stambaugh 43 0 F Hudson WI USA walking with umbrella Indirect Outside Umbrella Walking Somerset woman says she suffered an electrical shock from lightning at the St Croix County Government Center in Hudson on Monday morning Recommended for you UPDATED Bid to bring back wolf management back to states axed from budget bill clash between guard juvenile fueled Lincoln Hills investigation 9 more Wisconsin news stories Public comment now invited on whether to replace Willow River dam Committee OKs end to Wisconsin nuclear plant moratorium kerfuffle over Kermit story rejected by school committee 11 more Wisconsin news stories Lisa Stambaugh 43 was on her way into the government center holding an umbrella for protection against a mix of rain and sleet when the lightning flashed at about 9 45 a m I m kind of rushing to get in the door and just before I stepped up onto the curb I saw it hit the top of the umbrella Stambaugh said in a phone call Monday afternoon She thinks the electricity passed through the metal post of the umbrella and into her thumb and hand Stambaugh said she wasn t knocked off her feet or badly injured but that her heart rate increased and she got a headache She also reported having muscle spasms and a swollen right arm She wasn t feeling any better about two hours later and decided to see a doctor at Westfield Hospital Clinic in New Richmond I didn t feel very good she said I kind of was real shaky I thought I would start feeling better but I wasn t so I went in Stambaugh said she was at the hospital for three hours I was treated for electrical shock That s what they labeled it she said A crazy thing to happen in December for sure Stambaugh said she was told that she would have some muscle weakness for a couple of days and that she should drink a lot of fluid to prevent a loss of liver function The St Croix County Sheriff s Department says a surveillance camera at the government center recorded video of a lightning flash as Stambaugh was nearing the building Sheriff s Deputy Matt Howe who works in the department s Court Services Unit and Chief Deputy Scott Knudson reviewed the video after being contacted by the Star Observer about the incident A friend of Stambaugh s reported the incident to the Star Observer and provided Stambaugh s phone number so a reporter could talk to her about it Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said Stambaugh didn t report the incident to the sheriff s department Knudson said surveillance video shows a flash of light and Stambaugh pointing outside after entering the building It doesn t show a direct strike he said It is inconclusive that lightning did strike anywhere around there said Knudson It could have been the electricity in the air because her umbrella does go over There is a flagpole in front of the government center and antennas on top of its roof Stambaugh said she asked the security guards just inside the front entrance to the government center if they saw what happened I think they thought I was joking but I totally wasn t joking she said One this is certain It was strange weather for Dec 16 in Hudson A light mist turned to rain accompanied by thunder and lightning and then to sleet and snow Later the sun appeared for short spells in places around the Twin Cities metro There were multiple reports of lightning strikes and the weather contributed to many traffic accidents and vehicles sliding off the road Wed 09 16 2015 09 45 AM Injured 2 of 2 on crane 0 0 U Hobe Sound FL USA on a crane Construction site Crane Indirect Outside Work HOBE SOUND Two people were shocked Wednesday morning after lightning hit a crane on which they were working said Martin County Fire Rescue officials Crews went to 12000 S E Dixie Highway about 9 45 a m Wednesday after two people were on or near a crane that was struck by lightning said Fire Rescue spokeswoman Doug Killane They suffered non life threatening injuries and were taken to Martin Medical South Killane said No further information was available Wednesday Wed 09 16 2015 09 45 AM Injured 1 of 2 on crane 0 0 U Hobe Sound FL USA on a crane Construction site Crane Indirect Outside Work HOBE SOUND Two people were shocked Wednesday morning after lightning hit a crane on which they were working said Martin County Fire Rescue officials Crews went to 12000 S E Dixie Highway about 9 45 a m Wednesday after two people were on or near a crane that was struck by lightning said Fire Rescue spokeswoman Doug Killane They suffered non life threatening injuries and were taken to Martin Medical South Killane said No further information was available Wednesday Sun 09 13 2015 04 00 PM Killed Jonathan Crowden 21 0 M Grand Canyon AZ USA hiking in canyon Direct hit Grand Canyon Hiking Outside A 21 year old Australian man has been killed by what is believed to be a lightning strike while hiking a popular trail at Grand Canyon National Park in the US state of Arizona according to a park official Jonathan Crowden of Ballarat west of Melbourne had been hiking alone late on Sunday afternoon US time before his body was found about 1 6 kilometres down the South Kaibab Trail said park spokeswoman Kirby Lynn Shedlowski Paramedics were sent to the area near Ooo Aah Point at about 4 00pm after a witness called the canyon s communication centre to report that a man had possibly been struck by lightning Ms Shedlowski said Efforts to resuscitate Crowden were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene she said The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death The incident marks the eighth confirmed death at the park this year On August 28 a 51 year old Arizona man fell to his death while hiking near the Colorado River The canyon is one of the world s most frequented outdoor tourist venues and it drew more than 4 7 million visitors in 2014 On its website the US National Park Service lists September as one of the most dangerous months for lightning strikes in the Grand Canyon Summer thunderstorms July September provide beauty excitement and much needed water to Grand Canyon but they also bring risk the park authority s website reads Dangerous potentially deadly lightning accompanies thunderstorms Lightning has killed and injured visitors to the park Wed 09 02 2015 11 55 AM Injured man putting up tent 0 0 M West Mifflin PA USA holding metal pole Indirect Metal Tent Work WEST MIFFLIN KDKA Fast moving storms rolled through parts of the area Wednesday morning They didn t stay long but it was apparently long enough for one person to be struck by lightning It happened as crews were putting up a tent in West Mifflin Neighbors close to the Bettis Laboratory along Pittsburgh Mckeesport Boulevard in West Mifflin say strong storms came through around noon Wednesday Jim Reed said I thought the power was gonna go out they were so heavy and right over my house and it shook the house For a subcontractor putting up tents in the parking lot of the government facility it literally shook him Bettis Laboratory Public Affairs Officer Mike Brewer says the man from Family Tent Rental was hit by lightning while holding a metal pole EMS crews from Baldwin Emergency Medical Services and Bettis own EMS team went to the subcontractor s aide He was evaluated by medics and cleared The subcontractor did not have to go to the hospital Vincent Gaines who works across the street says he saw at least four ambulances rush by They were speeding down the street Gaines said I had no idea what they were doing we had a huge lunch rush in here and it all happened so fast The governmental site that supports naval design and operations of nuclear fleet has 2 500 employees The employees were reportedly kept on the guarded grounds until the severe weather ended The subcontractor was evaluated by EMS and then released He didn t have to go to the hospital Bettis Laboratory officials released this statement At about noon today a subcontractor from Family Tent Rental was struck by lightning while holding a metal pole in the parking lot of the Bettis Laboratory in West Mifflin Pennsylvania Baldwin Emergency Medical Services EMS and Bettis EMS responded to the site The subcontractor employee was conscious and alert and has since been released by the responding personnel Mon 08 31 2015 06 00 PM Injured Evelyn Cockerham 10 0 F Holland TX USA in backyard N A Outside Tree Yard A 10 year old girl from Holland was struck by lightning Sunday afternoon while playing in the backyard at her home Holland Volunteer Fire Chief Coleman Benner said No information on the girlâ s condition was available Monday from Deke Jones spokes man for Baylor Scott White Memorial Hospital Benner said emergency responders went to the 11000 block of Landfill Road after it was reported that lightning struck someone The girl who is home schooled was playing outside after it was believed storms had passed by She was transported to McLane Childrenâ s Hospital Scott White Sundayâ s scattered storms caused many lightning strikes in Bell County National Weather Service Meteorologist Daniel Huckaby said Monday Between 5 p m and 6 p m more than 100 strikes were counted in southeast Bell County he said The highest number of strikes was between 6 p m and 7 p m when more than 200 strikes were recorded by sensors that detect cloud to ground strikes Huckaby said The storms disintegrated quickly after 7 p m Huckaby said WACO Texas AP A 10 year old girl from a small Central Texas town remains hospitalized after being struck by lightning during a storm earlier this week Baylor Scott and White Health spokesperson Deke Jones tells The Associated Press that Evelyn Cockerham was in critical condition on Thursday at McLane Children s Hospital in Temple She struck by lightning Sunday while playing with her siblings outside her home in the town of Holland about 20 miles south of Temple Her mother Dana Cockerham said that as a storm moved in she was about to call for them to come inside when she heard a loud boom She and her husband found Evelyn up against the tree unconscious and not breathing Sun 08 30 2015 06 30 PM Killed Carla Grow 50 0 F Lehi UT USA near struck tree N A Cardiac Arrest CPR Critical Delayed Death Ground Strike Outside Tree LEHI A woman having dinner with her family was hospitalized Sunday after lightning struck a nearby tree The 50 year old woman was shocked when lightning hit a tree in the backyard of a home near 1100 West and 355 North about 6 30 p m sending her body into cardiac arrest Lehi Fire Battalion Chief Rick Howard said Emergency crews intubated and revived the woman She was rushed to Mountain Point Medical Center in critical condition Howard said Family members who were nearby also felt some effects of the shock and transported themselves the the hospital Howard said A pregnant woman in her 20s was taken in an ambulance as a precaution Howard said the woman was shocked during a microburst that hit the area about 6 30 p m bringing heavy rain and multiple lightning strikes The storm also knocked out power to nearly 1 500 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Lehi American Fork and Saratoga Springs Nearly all power had been restored by 9 p m LEHI Utah A woman who was injured by lightning in Lehi Sunday afternoon has died According to officials from the Lehi Fire Department Carla Grow 50 was standing near a tree during a picnic with family members when the tree was struck by a bolt of lightning It struck the tree but then splashed over as the lightning traveled to ground said Lehi Fire Battalion Chief Rick Howard describing the scene when his crew arrived adding that it caused the ground to be energized which caused her to have her cardiac event Grow a beloved softball coach at Lehi High School was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition On Wednesday night she succumbed to her injuries Thank you for all of the help Our dear Coach passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family If you would like to continue to give to help funeral costs you are welcome to do so a posting on a GoFundMe com page for Grow said Fellow coach Tim Kennedy also wrote about Grow s passing on Facebook Sat 08 29 2015 04 30 PM Injured 1 of 8 13 0 M Burley ID USA at football game Football Ground Strike Outside Sports Field BURLEY Several people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a sporting event at Burley High Cassia dispatch received calls about 4 30 that among the injured were a 13 year old boy a coach who was knocked off a seat a 32 year old man and a fourth person who was taken to a hospital by car Jon Loper a coach for a third and fourth grade football team from Declo Elementary School was next to the field with his team during a football jamboree Loper who is also a lieutenant at the Burley Fire Department said the fire department found one man who suffered a little bit but drove off to the hospital with his wife That man was leaning against a fence when lightning struck People were running out of the bleachers as fast as they could Loper said All the coaches had players lay on the ground until they felt it was safe He said his team hadn t finished a game when the lightning hit There were as many as 80 kids and 20 adults on the field Pause Current Time 0 00 Duration Time 0 00 Loaded 0 Progress 0 0 00 Fullscreen 00 00 Unmute Loper said several people as many as eight later called to say they weren t feeling right and drove themselves off to a hospital Luckily no one was severely injured when it happened Loper said It could have been tragic Sat 08 29 2015 04 30 PM Injured 2 of 8 on football field 0 0 M Burley ID USA at football game Field Football Ground Strike Outside Sports Field Sept 01 BURLEY A lightning strike at Burley High School football field s 40 yard line injured several people Saturday and scared the rest who were assembled at a Mini Cassia Youth Contact Football League jamboree From where I was sitting I just heard a big bang said Emily Johnson of Paul And I saw a guy on the bleachers just flying backwards and he landed flat on his back At first I thought he had been shot and then I realized he had been struck by lightning When Johnson got home she found black pieces of the track in her hair People said they saw pieces of track flying up Johnson said Johnson said a grandmother who had been behind the man had a purple round burn on her forehead The woman complained of a headache and said she was not feeling well Johnson said she heard the woman was fine the next day It really could have been very tragic I feel like we are so blessed Johnson said You hear about things like this happening but you never think it will happen to you Several other injuries were also reported including a man who was leaning against a fence and a 13 year old boy Some people also reported not feeling well afterwards and drove themselves to the hospital Debbie Critchfield said the league was borrowing the field at the school when the incident occurred The league consists 16 teams of 4th through 6th graders with 18 to 24 players per team Four teams were on the field when the lightning struck League officials could not be reached for comment Monday Critchfield said the district has protocol in place for lightning during outdoor sporting events If there is any sign or showing of lightening all players and spectators are removed from the field Critchfield said there was an occurrence last year during a Burley vs Twin Falls game where everyone was removed from the field Twenty minutes with no lightning must elapse before players can return to the field she said These types of things help remind us to make sure our students and patrons are always safe Critchfield said Darlene Schreiter of Burley a mother of one of the football players said there was no indication that the players were in danger before the strike It was raining a little and there was some lightning in the distance and then a strike a little closer before it hit the field she said The lightening did not seem that close before the strike she said When it hit it was so loud Schreiter said Everyone on our side of the bleachers stood up and started to leave but I was leery I had family there out on the field The coaches told the players to lie down on the field The strike hit near the 40 yard line It could have struck one of them Schreiter said Her 9 year old son Tayson who was at the sidelines felt like his head shook in his helmet but he was not injured Schreiter said she is unaware of what someone should do in a thunderstorm I m just pretty sure metal bleachers are not the place to be John Hinsberger meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pocatello said there were no severe storm warnings issued for Burley that day but a severe thunder storm warning was issued east of Burley later that evening and one earlier in the day in Bingham and Power counties We don t issue a statement if it is just lightning Hinsberger said Hinsberger said the best option for someone caught outside during a lightning storm is to get under shelter but not under a tree Tue 08 25 2015 06 30 PM Injured football coach 0 0 U Florence SC USA at football practice Field Football Outside School Sports Field Work FLORENCE SC WBTW A Florence County junior football coach was struck by lightning Tuesday while at practice According to Florence County EMS Public Information Officer Billie Hatchell the incident happened around 6 30 p m in a field behind Carver Elementary School during football practice Hatchell said the 19 year old coach was resuscitated by first responders and taken to McLeod Health for treatment The victim is currently in stable condition Hatchell said Tue 08 25 2015 12 00 PM Injured Kaci Martinez 0 0 F North Texas TX USA inside on phone plugged in Cell Phone Indirect Indoors The first round of severe weather in North Texas left behind injuries and damage By FOX4News com Staff POSTED AUG 25 2015 05 57PM CDT UPDATED AUG 26 2015 06 17AM CDT The first round of severe weather in North Texas left behind injuries and damage Firefighters battled a house fire started by the storm and a Midlothian mother says she was struck by lightning while inside of her home As soon as I saw the lightning bolt come down seemed so surreal like living in a dream said Kaci Martinez It was just so fast It pushed me back into the couch like that She says the lightning surged through the TV box I guess the side flash from it hitting the Direct TV box to me on the couch but it did come through the window she said Martinez says she was on her cell phone which was plugged into a charger Her husband called moment after the lightning strike God please don t let me die please don t let me die Martinez said she was thinking I can t breathe I just got hit by lightning She says she felt numbness in her arm and had shortness of breath She went to the hospital and got checked out and so far she s going to be OK A few streets over from Martinez lightning started a fire on the roof of a two story house The homeowners are OK but the Midlothian Fire Department says a firefighter was injured by electrical wires Bill Drozdoski was a few doors down when he saw lightning strike his neighbor s house Sort of like a big bang said Drozdoski Weather started moving in rain came down We started getting hail real quick and lightning and boom We looked over and his house was on fire The firefighter is also expected to be alright Tue 08 25 2015 12 00 PM Injured pregnant woman on bus 0 0 F Fort Myers FL USA touching metal pole at bus station Bus Stop Indirect Metal Metal Railing Outside A pregnant woman was shocked by lightning Tuesday afternoon at a bus stop on U S 41 near Sunrise Boulevard Employees at PDQ on South Cleveland Avenue said it sounded like a gun went off inside the restaurant then everything went black What they soon discovered however was that the woman who d just left the restaurant was in need of an entirely different type of service USING OUR APP WATCH VIDEO HERE Vonda Chatman was working inside the restaurant at the time It lit the whole building up and then everything just went off she said I seen the lightning hit the pole I looked over and seen the lady shaking a little and the daughter looked like she was dazed The pregnant woman and her family had just eaten at the restaurant She was leaning against the bus stop when the lightning strike occurred It was like this white purple looking light Chatman said I just kicked into mother instinct and just ran out there Chatman ran to the woman and helped her and he small child back into the restaurant The mother and child were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital I don t care if I would ve got shocked or whatever Chatman said As long as I know they was OK She got some medical treatment I feel better now The lightning strike also shut down PDQ though operating director Scot Chausse says he expects to up and running by Wednesday morning And despite the loss of some business he was far from upset Lost a little bit of power Lost some electronics he said We just basically saved a life PDQ did NBC2 is still working to identify the woman who was shocked She did not suffer any life threatening injuries by TaboolaSponsore Thu 08 20 2015 12 00 PM Killed Barbara Pearson 56 0 F Jacksonville FL USA struck tree fell on car In a car The death of a Jacksonville woman was ruled by the National Weather Service as directly attributable to lightning after a bolt struck a tree that fell on her car Barbara M Pearson 56 was killed last month when the tree fell on her car According to Jacksonville com her car rolled across a road and into a ditch where other drivers found her She died five days after the Aug 20 accident The National Weather Service sent out a notice this morning saying that although the Pearson was not directly struck by lightning her death was a direct result of a lightning strike Thu 08 20 2015 12 00 PM Injured child 0 0 U Orange county FL USA inside Indirect Indoors Orange County Fire Rescue on Thursday said lightning struck the roof of a home igniting a fire and possibly shocking a child The lightning strike was reported at a home on the 8400 block of Mattituck Circle Fire Rescue said the strike sparked a fire and possibly shocked a girl through a computer The child has been taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital as precaution and firefighters are investigating if the child was injured or scared by the lightning strike Wed 08 19 2015 07 00 PM Injured 1 o 18 soldiers 0 0 U Fort Bragg NC USA outdoor weapons training Ground Strike Military Outside More than a dozen soldiers were injured by a lightning strike Wednesday night at Fort Bragg in eastern North Carolina officials said The incident occurred about 8 10 p m local time Master Sgt Patrick Malone told the Fayetteville Observer A total of 18 soldiers showed symptoms consistent with a lightning strike and 16 were hospitalized overnight Enlarge Rescuers work at the blast site during the aftermath of the warehouse explosion on August 17 2015 in Tianjin China ChinaFotoPress Getty Images None of the injuries are considered life threatening the report added A review of radar imagery shows that a few isolated storms popped up close to 6 p m on Wednesday said weather com meteorologist Chris Dolce Storm coverage continued to grow just to the north through the hour and then off to the west after 7 p m Thereafter a large area of rain and thunderstorms affected the area through the rest of the evening MORE Lightning Strikes Houston Area Refinery Sparking Fire About 60 soldiers were participating in weapons training outdoors at the time of the storm and exercises had just completed the Observer reported As soon as the lightning strike occurred the unit quickly moved to lower ground They took immediate action and executed a lightning drill by ensuring all personnel moved from higher ground to occupy trucks and spread out on low ground Malone told the newspaper Fort Bragg is located about 10 miles northwest of Fayetteville This is the second incident in a week involving soldiers struck by lightning Two instructors and 17 Army Ranger trainees were hospitalized overnight near Florida s Eglin Air Force Base last Wednesday when a lightning bolt hit a unit that was performing lightning protection protocols All returned to their duties the next day MORE ON WEATHER COM Images of Lightning Tue 08 18 2015 12 00 PM Injured woman 0 0 F Lee s Summit MO USA struck near tree Ground Strike Outside Tree Both the Lee s Summit Fire Dept and Lee s Summit Police Dept confirm they received the call and were responding Lee s Summit said the woman was alert and talking and was taken to the hospital The lighting bolt also apparently hit a tree and stripped a limb and bark from it There were also reports from emergency dispatch that a Lee s Summit home on Timber Hill Drive was on fire It was unclear if it was related to lightning In Greenwood Tuesday night firefighters were called out to a home near South Huntington Drive and Park Drive where a person called 911 to report they heard a boom and saw smoke Look for more developments and information on all these on FOX 4 newscasts at 9 and 10 p m and updates on fox4kc com FILED IN NEWS Sat 08 15 2015 12 00 PM Injured Captain Shane 0 0 M Naples FL USA on a boat Boat Insurance Outside Work NAPLES Fla The captain of Sweet Liberty has been released from the hospital after his boat was struck by lightning with 16 other people on board His mother who works at the dock says the lightning came out of no where Captain Shane had tried to take the boat out of harms way but lightning hit the mast and then traveled into the boom where he was at the helm holding the steering wheel with his left hand Lightning went through the left side of his body and he was taken to the hospital He has burns on his hand from where the lightning exited His mother says he doesn t remember anything after it happened They say it s a miracle he is back home this evening The boat has some damage to the controls and electronics Luckily none of the other 16 passengers on board were injured Fri 08 14 2015 12 00 AM Injured Brian Greenwll 0 0 M Great Falls MT USA pushing a cart Football Ground Strike Outside Sports Field Lightning Strikes Football Field Coach Knocked Down Posted Aug 14 2015 5 06 PM EDT Updated Aug 14 2015 5 11 PM EDT By The Associated Press GREAT FALLS Mont AP Lightning struck on the practice football field at C M Russell High School in Great Falls knocking a coach down Assistant Superintendent Tom Moore tells the Great Falls Tribune http gftrib com 1Ngmhmg that assistant coach Brian Greenwell was pushing a cart full of equipment on the field Friday morning when the lightning struck Moore said no one is sure if the lightning hit the cart or Greenwell but he was not seriously injured Moore said coaches and administrators encouraged Greenwell to consult a doctor Tryouts that had been scheduled for Friday morning were moved to the afternoon Information from Great Falls Tribune http www greatfallstribune com Copyright 2015 The Associated Press All rights reserved This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed Fri 08 14 2015 12 00 PM Injured Eugene Villines 0 0 M Greeley CO USA on motorcycle Direct hit Motorcycle Outside AURORA Colo A motorcycle helmet is likely what saved a man s life Friday night after he was struck by lightning while on his sport bike Eugene Villines of Greeley is now in the burn unit at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora He is alert and sharing his story alongside his wife and his 9 year old son Villines has three broken ribs a partially punctured lung and serious scrapes and bruises All things considered I m feeling good Villines said Sunday night He looks much better now said his son Logan Villines was heading home to Greeley Friday night from Buckley Air Force Base From what it looked like I had missed the storm he said But not entirely Villines an active Army Guard Reserve remembers passing the 136th Avenue exit on northbound I 25 I just don t remember the next one said Villines Eyewitnesses say there was a bright flash Villines appeared to stand straight up in the air on his motorcycle and was then thrown from his bike Like somebody was to tasered or something he said Not a whole lot of memory of the whole thing In the immediate minutes and hours after it was touch and go Villines had bleeding on his brain He s a walking miracle said his wife Katie Villines He was also wearing a helmet and motorcycle gloves and gear You won t catch me going anywhere without it he said I m a big fan of my gear Doctors believe the lightning likely entered his back and exited this his right hand which is now bandaged He gets choked up talking about the Good Samaritans who stopped to help I heard there were maybe five or six people that stopped said Katie I believe one was even an ICU nurse We are grateful to all of you Thank you for not just leaving my husband on the side of the road Just thank you said Eugene I have a family and I appreciate it Thank you for not leaving my husband on the side of the road added Katie Eugene says the doctors and nurses here at UH have been phenomenal As for ever riding a bike again he said that s a conversation he ll have with his wife after he leaves the hospital but he admits it s an argument he may lose I don t think I can handle another phone call like that said Katie Somebody up there has something else for me that well I still need to be here

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    The steeple was destroyed but there was only water damage to the 150 year old building Lightning Surviver talks with Larry King from KTVB Channel 7 Update on strike victim Lara Eustermann Lightning Strike Victim s Mom Talks about Ordeal from KTVB Channel 7 First hand account Lightning repeatedly strikes the Sears Tower in Chicago From MyFox com Sears tower Strike Video Lightning strikes minivan on the highway Passenger in following vehicle had camera Van Strike Video Lightning strikes car This is a video of lightning striking our car antenna as we were headed home in the Houston area during a fantastic lightning storm in August 2005 I had my camera handy from a dinner with an out of state relative Lightning hit us as we were exiting US 290 in our town of Waller and our car rolled to a stop It killed the electrical system but otherwise there were no burn marks The only signs were a melted antenna and a flat tire We were scared but glad to survive it Bernadette Marsh Columbus Texas Car Strike Video Lightning just misses children Incredible Home video catches a bolt of lightning just steps in front of two children walking down a Texas street during a thunderstorm Lightning Strikes Near Kids Church steeple burns and topples after being hit by lightning Lightning Strike Causes Church Steeple to Burn Lightning Strikes Cocoa Church Steeple Twice Church Steeple struck twice Lightning Strikes Cocoa Church Steeple Twice A church steeple is struck twice and the second strike is caught on film as the fire fighters are on scene Church Steeple struck twice Upside down lightning Lightning that shoots upward from clouds can be as powerful as the strongest bolts that strike the ground according to researchers who caught the strange phenomenon on film

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    Medical Marine About Us Our Mission Michael Utley s Story White Papers Published Papers References Legal Documents Articles Media Contact StruckByLightning org Resources Media TV Media TV Michael was interviewed by WBZ Michael discusses safety tips and life as a strike survivor The podcast is here On June 24th 2003 Michael Utley was interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC s Today Show for a Lightning Awareness Week segment Click here

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  • StruckByLightning.org - Safety first! When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
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