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Sun, 08/31/2014 07:00 PM Injured man   0.0  Denison IA 
 USA 
       
DENISON, IowaSevere weather moved into Iowa Sunday night, including a tornado that struck Crawford County around 7p.m. The National Weather Service reports a man got hit by lightning in Denison. There is not word yet on how he is doing. Campers also got scattered from the high winds, as did tree limbs. Flash flooding closed part of Highway 39, five miles north of De
Sun, 08/31/2014 04:00 PM Injured man on beach, 1 of 3  0.0  New York City NY 
 USA 
  on beach     Beach,Ground Strike,Outside 
A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The lightning strike happened as heavy thunderstorms swept through the city. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations, halted play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens and forced the early end to a musical festival on an East River island. Dozens of commercial flights into the city's airports were delayed because of the severe weather.
Sun, 08/31/2014 04:00 PM Injured man on beach, 1 of 3  0.0  New York City NY 
 USA 
  on beach     Beach,Ground Strike,Outside 
A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The lightning strike happened as heavy thunderstorms swept through the city. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations, halted play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens and forced the early end to a musical festival on an East River island. Dozens of commercial flights into the city's airports were delayed because of the severe weather.
Sun, 08/31/2014 03:00 PM Killed boy, 1 of 3 swimming  0.0  Fulton Township PA 
 USA 
  swimming   N/A  Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Critical,Delayed Death,Fresh Water,Outside,Swimming,Water 
Updated: Sunday, August 31 2014, 03:23 PM CDT FULTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Officials tell CBS 21 that 2 Amish boys were struck by lightning in Fulton Township, Lancaster on Sunday afternoon. One boy sustained minor injuries but the other went into cardiac arrest at the scene. Both boys were taken to Lancaster General Hospital. The boys were struck by lightning while swimming in the Conowingo Creek in the 700 block of Nottingham Road. State police are handling the investigation. The condition of the two boys was not immediately known.
Sun, 08/31/2014 03:00 PM Injured boy, 2 of 3 swimming  0.0  Fulton Township PA 
 USA 
  swimming     Fresh Water,Ground Strike,In Water,Outside,Swimming,Water 
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:39 pm | Updated: 7:12 am, Mon Sep 1, 2014. By JENNIFER TODD | Staff Writer A lightning strike killed one boy and injured another Sunday in Fulton Township. The two initially were taken to Lancaster General Hospital then transferred to Hershey Medical Center. One of the boys was pronounced dead there Sunday evening, according to an official from the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. The name and age of the deceased were not immediately available. The condition of the other boy wasn't known Sunday night. Emergency personnel were called to the area of Nottingham Road and Soapstone Hill Road at 2:30 p.m. The two boys and another male were swimming in the Conowingo Creek when a storm moved through the area, according to Robert Fulton Fire Chief Tracy Tomlinson. Crews had to use all-terrain vehicles to travel through a field to reach the boys, who were swimming in an area behind the fire company, Tomlinson said. He said he didn't believe the third boy was hurt. State police responded to the scene but are not investigating the incident. They had no information about the accident Sunday night.
Thu, 08/28/2014 05:20 PM Injured man on bicycle  0.0  Maryland Heights MO 
 USA 
  riding a bicycle    Bicycle,CPR,Critical,Direct hit,Outside 
MARYLAND HEIGHTS " A bicyclist riding on the Maryland Heights Expressway was struck in the head by lightning and went into cardiac arrest Thursday evening, witnesses said, but Pattonville paramedics were able to revive him. Maryland Heights police Detective Joe Eagan said the man, 51, of Ballwin, was unconscious and in critical condition Thursday night. The incident happened about 5:20 p.m., as the man was bicycling south on the expressway about a quarter mile south of the Hollywood Casino, said Pattonville Fire District Batallion chief Ken Aydelott. Eagan said he worked in the Riverport area and was bicycling home. It was storming violently, Aydelott said, and passing motorists saw a lightning bolt strike his head. Eagan said the man had a wound on his foot, so it was unclear where on his body he was initially struck or if the bolt had exited his foot. The man fell to the ground, and the witnesses pulled over, called 911, and began CPR. Paramedics arrived within four minutes and began advanced life support, and they were able to revive him on the way to SSM DePaul Health Center. Aydelott said about half a dozen people were at the scene when paramedics arrived, and they risked getting struck by lighting as well. "For those bystanders to get out of their car and help was really something," he said. Police did not release the man's name. The man was riding a basic 10-speed road bike, Aydelott said. Half of the outer plastic shell of the man's helmet had been torn or melted off by the bolt, exposing the foam underneath.
Wed, 08/27/2014 12:00 PM Killed woman  26.0   
 Nepal 
       
BANEPA: A woman was killed in lightning in Gokule VDC-3 in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Makkhi B.K. (26) of the same place, said DSP Janak Bhattarai. Villages surrounding the Mahabharat Range are considered highly risky zone in terms of lightning. Before this, four people were killed by lighting in the same area last May, police added. - See more at: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Lightning+kills+woman+in+Kavre&NewsID=425586#sthash.akn6zr93.dpuf
Tue, 08/26/2014 09:00 AM Injured Phil Shafer  51.0  St. Joseph County IN 
 USA 
  hauling hay in tractor  N/A  Farming,Indirect,Tractor,Work 
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A St. Joseph County man was struck by lightning in the 1900 block of New Road Tuesday morning. When emergency responders arrived, the victim was on the ground complaining of head and shoulder pain. Tuesday morning's thunderstorm was something like an ambush. Phil Shafer was outside hauling hay in a tractor when he was struck by lightning. "He said it just felt like it hit him in the head with a sledgehammer," said Paul Shafer, Phil's dad. Paul drove up just in time to see Phil collapse. Emergency responders weren't far behind. Phil managed to call 9-11 before fainting. "He didn't have any burns they could see, but they said it head was hurting and his shoulders were burning," said Paul. ABC57 Meteorologist Greg Bobos says lightning strikes aren't as rare as you would think. "We saw thousands just today," said Bobos. On average, Indiana has about 500,000 lightning strikes per year, which is why Bobos recommends heading inside when you hear thunder. "You don't want to be stuck outside, you want to take the precautions beforehand and have the tools to know when things are coming before they get there," said Bobos. Paul says he was struck by lightning 30 years ago. He said he learned the hard way Mother Nature is supreme. "Don't play in the water when there's lightning," said Paul. Phil has since been released from the hospital. Experts recommend avoiding tall objects like trees or construction equipment if you're stuck outside during a thunderstorm. Of the twenty people that have died this year, over half were outside working. Click here for more information about staying safe in a thunderstorm news@thepilotnews.com LAKEVILLE  A Lakeville resident was given a fright when lightning struck near him while he was working on his farm on Aug. 26. Phil Shafer, 51, was working on a Bobcat skid loader when at 10:54 a.m., lightning struck near the implement. We took out a first responder unit, an EMT ambulance, and paramedic ambulance that went. We had a whole team of people there in case you need them, said Mike Hargreaves, a firefighter and EMT with the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department. Hargreaves reported that Shafer awake and talking before he was taken to the hospital. I didnt see a lot burns, his heart was going real fast. He was shaken up real good, he said. Shafer was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital, which has a trauma center that specializes in serious conditions. Shafer was kept under observation, treated and discharged later that day. Hargreaves stated that the danger with electricity is that it can be difficult to see what damage has been caused until later, including heart and nervous system issues.
Tue, 08/26/2014 03:30 PM Injured man, 1 of 2  0.0  Denver CO 
 USA 
  taking shelter under a tree  N/A  CPR,Critical,Ground Strike,Outside,Raining,Taking Shelter,Tree,Under Trees 
DENVER (CBS4) - Lightning struck two men in Denver on Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Fire Department said. Both victims were taken to a local hospital. One is in critical condition but is expected to survive. The other was not as seriously injured. The strike happened at 2850 S. Federal Boulevard near the Colorado Heights University campus. Authorities said two people took cover under a tree on the west side of Federal during a rain storm. The men are in their mid 20s. One is a student at the university. Its unclear if the two men knew each other. Heavy rain, lightning and thunder moved across the metro area in the afternoon. Flash-flood warnings were issues for the southwestern corner of the state to the eastern plains. The storm also knocked out power to roughly 1,600 customers, Xcel Energy said at 4:30 p.m. Power has been restored to about half those customers.
Tue, 08/26/2014 04:30 PM Injured soccer player, 1 of 3  0.0  Travis County TX 
 USA 
  at soccer practice    Ground Strike,Outside,Soccer,Sports Field,Summer Camp 
Updated: Tuesday, August 26 2014, 10:44 PM CDT 9 p.m. UPDATE: According to the Lake Travis Youth Association, just before 5 p.m., a LTYA soccer team was practicing at the LTYA fields and was suddenly struck by lightning. EMS responded to the scene, and two players were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Their current condition is unknown. Officials say upon notification of the incident, all LTYA activities were cancelled until further notice. --------------------------------- EARLIER: Officials say three children were injured by a lightning strike Tuesday afternoon in west Travis County. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, it happened at around 4:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams in Bee Cave. A STAR Flight helicopter transported a 10-year-old victim to Dell Children's Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries, officials say. Austin-Travis County EMS said another male child was taken to Dell Children's Medical Center with serious injuries and a female child has possible serious injuries. We have a crew on the way to the scene and we will update this story as we learn more. Follow us on Twitter @keyetv and LIKE us on Facebook for updates! Read More at: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/updated-children-injured-lightning-strike-w-travis-co-20381.shtml
Tue, 08/26/2014 04:30 PM Injured soccer player, 2 of 3  0.0  Travis County TX 
 USA 
  at soccer practice    Ground Strike,Outside,Soccer,Sports Field,Summer Camp 
Three children were taken to Dell Children's Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after a possible lightning strike in Bee Caves. It happened at the intersection of Highway 71 and Hamilton pool road at the Field of Dreams. According to Austin-Travis county EMS, two boys and one girl were injured. All three were taken to Dell Children's via STARflight. EMS says one of the boys has potentially life-threatening injuries, while the other two children's injuries are potentially serious. They say the boy had no pulse when they arrived, and crews stabilized him by performing CPR. According to Bee Caves police, that child is 10 years old. EMS says the children were electrocuted, but can't confirm if it was from a lightning strike.
Tue, 08/26/2014 03:30 PM Injured Jose Salas, 2 of 2  0.0  Denver CO 
 USA 
  taking shelter under a tree    Ground Strike,Outside,Raining,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
7NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Denver lightning strike victim gives thanks to stranger for calling 911 TheDenverChannel.com Team 4:02 PM, Aug 26, 2014 5 hours ago DENVER - Authorities in Denver say two men were sent to an area hospital after the tree they were taking shelter under from the rain was struck by lightning. One of the men had no pulse and was not breathing when crews arrived. He was transported to Denver Health in critical condition, but is expected to live, according to the Denver Fire Department. The second man, Jose Salas, told 7NEWS he was walking from his apartment and was struck near the tree. He too was transported to Denver Health. The lightning strike occurred at about 3:30 p.m. near the campus of Colorado Heights University at South Federal Boulevard and West Bates Avenue. "At first I couldn't move at all," said Salas. "Total numbness. Like not able to move or nothing." Salas' black shoe is torn up from the strike. He also has a small burn on his foot -- evidence of the jolt. "I sat up on my own. That's when I realized, where's my hat, where's my glasses. And I looked at my shoe. And my shoe had a like a hole. I was like oh man," said Salas. Salas credits a call from a stranger for the quick response of emergency crews. "Thank you for calling the fire department," he said. "Heard many cases of people who don't make it. Thank God I'm here." The two men are not students of the school, the Denver Police Department said.
Tue, 08/26/2014 12:00 PM Killed 4 died, 8 injured  0.0   
 India 
       
BALANGIR: Four persons died when lightning struck them at Patnagarh on Tuesday. The deceased are Sitaram Jal (50), Menaka Jal (16), Premananda Bhoi (23) and Gangadhar Putel (19). Eight others injured in the incident are undergoing treatment at Sub-Divisional Hospital here. The incident occurred when more than 100 daily wagers were working in a patch of land. Patnagarh SDPO Pradipta Mohapatra and Tehsildar Amiya Sahu, Block Chairperson Bhaktabandhu Naik and NAC Chairperson Manas Manjari Panigrahi visited the injured at the hospital. Meanwhile, the locals have demanded compensation for the families of the deceased.
Tue, 08/26/2014 04:30 PM Injured soccer player, 3 of 3  9.0  Travis County TX 
 USA 
  at soccer practice    Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Ground Strike,Outside,Soccer,Sports Field,Summer Camp 
AUSTIN (KXAN)  A 9-year-old boy struck by lightning during soccer practice Tuesday is still in critical condition at a Dallas Hospital. Alexander Hermann was at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave when a bolt of lightning from a storm several miles away hit the field. The fields, which had been closed since the incident, reopened for practices on Thursday. Two other children who were injured as a result of the lightning strike have been treated and released from the hospital. Things could have turned out much worse if new coach Carson Monks wasnt nearby. If I wasnt there, I wouldnt know what would have happened. No one else knew CPR, Monks told KXAN on Wednesday. As soon as I got a pulse, I just felt like a sense of joy, a sense of happiness in doing something and that hes on his way back to recovery.
Tue, 08/26/2014 02:45 PM Injured man, 1 of 3 in garage  24.0  Lake Odessa MI 
 USA 
  in garage     Garage with door open,Indirect 
Lake ODESSA, Mich. (WZZM)-- A man and a woman were hospitalized and another person was treated at the scene after a reported lightning strike in Ionia County. It happened shortly after 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Circle K Ranch Trucking, in the 4100 block of West Clarksville Road. Storms were moving through the area when Fire Chief Jeff Sanderson says possible lightning hit a pole barn. A 24-year-old man was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Life Ambulance. Sanderson says the victim was conscious and talking before he left. A 30-year-old woman was also hospitalized. One other person was treated at the scene. Ionia County Sheriff's deputies assisted Lake Odessa firefighters at the scene.
Sat, 08/23/2014 12:00 PM Killed man   25.0   
 India 
  taking shelter under a tree    Ground Strike,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Two washed away in flood waters in C'nagar, lightning kills man in Tumkur Bangalore, Aug 23, 2014, DHNS : Water entered houses in low-lying areas in Shimoga following heavy rain on Saturday evening. DH Photo Miseries continued even as several parts of the State received heavy rainfall on Saturday. A couple of rain-related deaths were reported from two districts. Two persons were washed away in flood waters over a bridge between Bisalavadi and Mettilavadi village on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border on Saturday in Chamarajanagar district. The deceased have been identified as Balaraju (44) and Chandru (50), both residents of Mettilavadi, Talwadi taluk, in Tamil Nadu. They were returning to their village from Karnataka side, when they were washed away in the waters of a stream. The residents said that they had warned them against crossing the bridge submerged in water. The body of Balaraju was found one km away from the bridge. The search is on for Chandru. Talwadi Police have registered a case. 25-year-old Manjunath was struck by lightning at Vengalammahalli village in Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district on Saturday. The incident occured when he was returning home from his fields. Manjunath took shelter below a tamarind tree as soon as it began raining and was killed by lightning. For the last four days, Tumkur City and the surrounding areas have been receiving good rainfall, while the remaining parts have not received any showers. Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of Shimoga, throwing normal life out of gear, on Saturday. Shimoga, Bhadravati and Thirthahalli received heavy rain in the evening. Shimoga received heavy rain for an hour in the evening. Water overflowing from a canal flooded 20 houses in Rajendranagar.
Sat, 08/23/2014 12:00 PM Killed 1 dead, 3 injured  0.0   
 Philippines 
  on a boat    Boat,Outside 
LEGAZPI CITY, PhilippinesLighting struck a group of people about to hold a fluvial procession in the village of Cawayan on the island of Bacacay in Albay, killing one person and critically wounding three others. The villagers were about to start the fluvial procession to celebrate the feast of Nuestra Señora de Salvacion (Our Lady of Salvation) when lightning struck the shoreline around 12:30 p.m., Senior Superintedent Marlo Meneses, provincial police director of Albay, said in a text message. The fatality was identified as Jerry Ecuenca, 30, of Barangay Bilbao, Rapu-Rapu, Albay. He was hit by lightning as he was about to start the engine of his motorized banca. Injured were Gina Barquilla, 25, Reynante Basaca, 10, and Domingo Barde, 50, all of Barangay Cagbulacao on Bacacay. The victims were on separate boats and about to depart from Cawayan port when lightning struck. All the victims were rushed to Dr. Armando D. Cope Memorial Hospital in Tabaco City. The wounded were later transferred to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Daraga, Albay. The Feast of Nuestra Señora de Salvacion was being celebrated through a maritime procession participated in by thousands of devotees from the municipalities of Bacacay, Malilipot and Rapu-Rapu, said Meneses. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/632077/lightning-leaves-1-dead-3-wounded-in-albay-fluvial-procession#ixzz3BGRmeYpt Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
Fri, 08/22/2014 12:00 PM Killed 2 herdsman  0.0   
 India 
       
Two herdsmen were today injured and 25 cattle were killed in separate places of Chhattisgarh's Kanker district when they were struck by lightning, police said. Herdsmen- Lalit (60) and Ishwar (50) received injuries and 8 goats were killed at Tarasgaon under Charama police station limits, a police official told PTI. After primary treatment at a local health centre, the injured were shifted to Kanker district headquarters for further treatment, he said. In another lightning incident in Charama area, as many as seventeen cattle comprising 15 goats and two cows, were killed in Chandeli village, he said. Adequate compensation will be provided to villagers by the local administration for the loss of their livestock, he added.
Fri, 08/22/2014 09:00 AM Injured Chadron Hazelbaker  39.0  Spokane WA 
 USA 
  inside on laptop plugged in    Computer / Video Game,Indirect,Indoors 
SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill man is lucky to be alive after experiencing what he said was a lightning strike Friday morning. Related Content Be smart during electrical storms "There was a flash and I felt something come through my arm and come out my other finger and saw a bright flash of light by the outlet, Chadron Hazelbaker said. The 39 year old said he had just woke up and remembered his laptop needed to be charged. Hazelbaker recalls going to the outlet by the master bedroom window and felt the energy go through when he picked up the cord. "I knew the path that it went through, He said. I could feel that something had gone in a straight line in my body." Only a mark on his elbow and a break in the vinyl window where he thinks the lightning entered remains from the incident. His wife, Staci was still laying in bed when she witnessed her husband jerk back. I actually saw the lightning come out of his finger, which was impressive," Staci said. Her next action was to go to Facebook and tell her friends about what happened. It wasn't long after that she realized the severity of the incident. "After about an hour of it happening it really sunk in, like what really happened and it scared me," she said. Staci said she thought about her four kids and how they needed their dad. She said wasn't taking any chances with losing him and made her husband go to the emergency room despite that it would interrupt their oldest son's birthday plans. Four hours and a couple of blood tests later, doctors said Chadron would be fine. "I probably should have died a few times in my life, Chadron said. Obviously there's something still left to be accomplished. © 2014 KXLY.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission.
Thu, 08/21/2014 08:40 PM Injured soldier, 1 of 6  0.0  Fort Drum NY 
 USA 
  outside on a Range    Ground Strike,Military,Outside 
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A lightning strike during a training exercise Thursday in Jefferson County injured six soldiers. The incident occurred some time around 8:40 p.m. on Range 44 at Fort Drum, Julie Halpin, a Fort Drum spokeswoman, said. The injured soldiers -- who belong to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment of the Army's 10th Mountain Division -- were taken in ambulances to the hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn't known, though Halpin said their injuries were not life-threatening. It wasn't clear how the lightning injured the soldiers during the field training exercise Thursday. The injuries happened just a day after military and civilian ambulance crews and hospitals carried out a mass casualty drill in the area, The Watertown Daily Times reported.
Thu, 08/21/2014 08:40 PM Injured soldier, 2 of 6  0.0  Fort Drum NY 
 USA 
  outside on a Range    Ground Strike,Military,Outside 
FORT DRUM, N.Y.-- Several soldiers at Fort Drum were injured after a lightning strike, according to Army officials. A spokesperson at Fort Drum said it happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday when the soldiers were training on a range. She said six soldiers were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officials have not said what injuries the soldiers suffered. The injured soldiers are with the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. - See more at: http://www.struckbylightning.org/news/sbl20142308083354_fort-drum-soldiers-injured-after-lightning-strike.htm#sthash.LIVT9Nhr.dpuf
Wed, 08/20/2014 unknown Isaiah Carter  13.0  Murfreesboro TN 
 USA 
  outside on bikes    Bicycle,Ground Strike,Outside 
MURFREESBORO  Lightning hit really close to home for the Carter family Wednesday. In the beginning stages of severe thunderstorms that rocked parts of Rutherford County that evening and caused structural damage to at least one home, 13-year-old Isaiah Carter was struck by lightning in front of his Murfreesboro home. "We'd just gotten through shooting hoops ... and we were all standing around in a circle and talking. And all of a sudden, there was a lightning bolt that came right in the middle of us. It shocked the bike I was holding onto and it hit right off my knuckles and I could feel it go up my arm to my head," said Isaiah, using his left hand to demonstrate the path it traveled up his right arm. In a state of shock, literally, Isaiah bolted for the house but stopped as he fell to the ground because of the after-effects. "I didn't really (know what happened) after I got shocked. I was wondering what it was until I noticed lightning and thunder," Isaiah said, still rubbing his right hand, which continued to tingle a little on and off all day Thursday. The lightning strike was so powerful, Isaiah's father, Garry Carter, saw it from inside the house. "It just lit up purple outside, and (Garry Carter) ran out there," said Isaiah's mother, Candy Carter, who was not at at the time of the incident. Candy Carter surmised that her son did not sustain a direct hit from the lightning bolt. "From what we can understand, the lightning shot down in between him and the rest of the children, and we're not sure if the lightning grazed his knuckles or if it bounced back up and hit him. But he didn't get the full brunt of it," Candy said. "He was holding onto the rubber handle bars on his bike and we really think that helped (diffuse the shock) to some degree  probably slowed it down a lot." Near the time Isaiah was struck, Candy Carter, who is director of a local street ministry, was driving down the road with a friend when they saw a lightning bolt strike in front of their car. "Right after that I got a text from Garry that Isaiah had been struck by lightning," said Candy Carter. Candy Carter was in the car with passenger Sarah Scott, whose husband is Dr. Joe Scott, so they called him to see what they should do. Isaiah's arm right arm was completely numb and his heart was racing. Although there were no visible signs of damage, Dr. Scott said there could be internal damage or the shock could throw his heart off rhythm, and he advised them to head to the emergency room immediately. Once the two women arrived at the Carter home, they loaded Isaiah in the car and headed for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. "They took us right on back. We didn't have to wait," Candy Carter said. Isaiah underwent X-rays to check for internal damage, had an electrocardiogram done and monitored his heart for two hours. During that time Candy Carter posted what happened to her son on Facebook and the outpouring of support was nothing short of amazing. "I was blown away with how many people shared it on their Facebook pages to pray. It litearlly brought me to tears," Candy Carter said as tears welled in her eyes as she recalled the night's events. By the time they left the ER, Isaiah had all the feeling back in his arm and no physical evidence of being hit. "We definitely recognize the protection God provided for Isaiah. We've heard way too many tragic stories when people are hit by lightning and they permanently have brain damage or are paralyzed or deceased," Candy Carter said. Isaiah said he's "glad I'm here" and shrugged off the attention. Because of what happened to her son, the mother is also quick to point out the importance of heeding weather warnings about thunderstorms. "You never expect something like this to happen. It's so random," Candy Carter said Thursday. In honor of her son's ordeal, Candy bought him a T-shirt emblazoned with the lightning bolt symbol of DC Comics character, The Flash. "We've kind of been comical about it to lighten the heaviness of the situation. We've made comments like, 'A superhero has been born.' In all reality, we realize how fortunate he is and we have to give God the glory for that, because today could be a really different day," Candy Carter said as more tears welled in her eyes. "As a mom, I couldn't imagine what that would look like." Contact Nancy De Gennaro at 615-278-5148 or degennaro@dnj.com. Follow her on Twitter @DNJMama.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured Demetrius Aguilera, 4 of 6  13.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice  N/A  Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
LAS CRUCES (KRQE)  One of the three Las Cruces eighth grade football players struck by lightning is out of the hospital. The father of 13-year-old Demetrius Aguilera says his son was released Friday afternoon from the El Paso childrens hospital. Officials say the most badly injured player, Hunter Keffer, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. The third teen, Zeke Gama, is said to be in good condition and an injured coach was released from a hospital after treatment. The lightning struck near the schools practice field Tuesday afternoon. Practice has now been cancelled indefinitely.
Tue, 08/19/2014 06:30 PM Injured Stephanie Rey  0.0  Hayden ID 
 USA 
  outside taking pictures    Ground Strike,Indirect,Pictures,Yard 
HAYDEN, Idaho - A Hayden woman says she was struck by lightning, and the whole thing caught on camera by her daughter. As severe weather moved in Tuesday night, CC Weske and Stephanie Rey grabbed their cameras and headed outside. Just after 6:30 pm, Weske began taking a Snap Chat of the sky, her mom steps into the frame and a bolt of lighting followed by a loud bang lights up sky. "I was like, 'Oh something is about to happen,' that's why I was filming it," Weske said. "Then just all of the sudden, it just literally everything lit up and it sounded like a gun went off." "I screamed my phone flew out of my hand and I really wasn't sure what happened," Rey said. "I was like expletive, I think I just got hit by lightning and so we just took off running." Tonight, the pair are thankful that no one was hurt. Rey says she felt a bit of a tingle several hours after and is glad nothing worse happened. "Very, very thankful," Rey said . "Even though we are joking about it and funny or what ever but very creepy." © 2014 KXLY.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured football player, 3 of 6  0.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice  N/A  Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
A New Mexico middle-school student is in critical condition and three others were injured after a lightning strike. The lightning strike happened Tuesday at Picacho Middle School in Las Cruces in the southern part of the state. The schools eighth-grade football team was practicing after school ended when it became overcast and started to drizzle, said Jo Galvan, director of communications for Las Cruces Public Schools. The group started walking toward the school when lightning struck a nearby tree, sending several students and coaches falling to the ground, likely the lightning grounding itself, Galvan said. One of the uninjured football players, Emiliano Frano, saw a flash from the lightning strike. Not even a couple seconds later, I smelled burning plastic. It was gross. Ive never smelled anything like that, Frano told ABC affiliate KVIA-TV.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured football player, 2 of 6  0.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice    Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
Three young football players and their coach were taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after a lightning strike during football practice at a Las Cruces middle school, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. One boy, who police said was between the ages of 11 and 14, was initially in critical condition, but was stabilized and airlifted to a pediatric burn unit Tuesday night. The others were not critically injured. Two other boys also were injured, but were not rushed to the hospital. The lightning strike happened in the open field around 5 p.m. at Picacho Middle School. A thunderstorm started gathering across western Las Cruces Tuesday afternoon, and dumped more than inch of rain in less than an hour on some parts of town, according to meteorologist Gregory Lundeen, of the National Weather Service. There were also strong winds and lightning, Lundeen said. We dont hear too often about (lightning strikes) as far as someone getting injured, he said. Its relatively infrequent. Police said residents are encouraged to stay indoors during lightning storms. Rain is expected at higher elevations in the state today, with chances in central and northeastern New Mexico higher than for the rest of the state, Lundeen said.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured Hunter Keffer, 1 of 6  13.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice  N/A  Critical,Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A Las Cruces boy is in critical condition Tuesday night. He was hurt after a lightning strike on the field of Picacho Middle school off Motel Boulevard near Highway 70. Police say six people were injured, Las Cruces Public Schools said four were taken to the hospital. That 13-year-old boy was taken to University Medical Center's trauma center. Reliable sources tell ABC-7 his name is Hunter Keffer. Teachers tell me he had no pulse during in the ambulance ride to El Paso. Related Content First Alert issued due to more potential heavy rain in... Update: Lightning strike injures 5 student athletes, 1... Lightning safety tips for outdoor activities Watch ABC-7's Leonard Martinez get "iced" on-air Mother, passenger respond to weekend I-10 fatal rollover Around five Tuesday evening, a coach and about 40 football players were practicing. It was barely raining, i'm told, just sprinkling. And no one expected what would happen next. "I kind of just heard this strike," said Picacho Middle language arts teacher Dawson Yarbrough. "Apparently from what a couple coaches told me," said Las Cruces Public School Communications Director Jo Galvan, "they had already made their decision to head back in because it was sprinkling and immediately all of a sudden there's a flash of lightning." "I had seen the flash, like not even a couple seconds later," said 8th grade football player Emiliano Frano. "I was gross I never smelled anything like that." Galvan said lighting hit tall trees in the back of the field, it became grounded, then spread through the field as the coach and players were walking toward the gym, making them fall. "There were people panicking, crying, you know, people not knowing who got hit," Franco said. Teachers in their classrooms heard about the incident. "We saw the fire trucks and the ambulance so we know something happened," Yarbrough said. LCPS said the team's coach was minoring injured along with three 13-year-old boys. "One of them was traumatized by the noise," Franco said. "His name was Zeke. "He couldn't hear anything because he was just sitting there. He was able to hear things at first, but then he became mute." Teachers said two boys were taken to Mountain View Hospital in Las Cruces. But one boy wasn't responding. "When he was in the ambulance he didn't have a pulse," Yarbrough said. "He saw him on the floor, we didn't see him breathing. He was stiff," Franco said. "One of the parents was the one who actually did CPR on the kids," said Picacho music teacher Emmanuel Hernandez. "If it wasn't for him it would be a different story." "The CPR that he received on the field was what kept him long enough for the paramedics to resuscitate him and stabilize him," Yarbrough said. For now, athletic activities have been canceled and Picacho officials are determining their next steps, including providing counseling for students who need to talk about what they saw. "It's very unusual," Galvan said. "I can't remember in my 25 years with the school district this every happening." "I feel traumatized," Franco said, "because I've never seen anything like that." Teachers told ABC-7, everyone, including the little boy who taken to UMC is alive. They're relieved and happy that this freak incident didn't result in anything worse happening, although the memory of it will be with them forever.
Tue, 08/19/2014 04:00 PM Injured man   24.0  Richfield Township MI 
 USA 
  outside    Outside 
Man struck by lightning outside of Richfield Township home rainindowntownflint.jpg Rain bounces off the pavement Tuesday, Aug. 19 in downtown Flint. (Roberto Acosta | MLive.com) Print Roberto Acosta | racosta1@mlive.com By Roberto Acosta | racosta1@mlive.com on August 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM, updated August 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM View/Post Comments RICHFIELD TWP, MI -- A man in his mid-20s was struck by lightning before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, outside his North Henderson Road home as waves of storms moved across Genesee County. Township police said the man was outside the home in the 4000 block of North Henderson when he was struck. He was transported by ambulance to Hurley Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Officer Brandon Snider said there has been a higher than normal frequency of cloud-to-ground lightning with the storms that triggered a severe thunderstorm warning earlier this afternoon. "We usually don't see this much," said Snider of the lightning strikes. He cautioned anyone that has outdoor activities planned to stay inside during the storms. Outdoor activities, including the Back to School Bash and Human Flag in Davison, have been canceled this evening. Neither of those events have been rescheduled at this time. Roberto can be reached by phone at 810-429-3865, email at racosta1@mlive.com, on Facebook at Roberto Acosta Journalist, Roberto Acosta on Google Plus or on Twitter @racostaJourno.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured football player, 5 of 6  0.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice    Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
LAS CRUCES >> Hunter Keffer, the 13-year-old Pichacho Middle School student struck by lightning Tuesday, remained in critical condition at El Paso Children's Hospital, officials said Wednesday. Hunter, who was at football practice, two of his teammates and a coach were struck about 5 p.m. Hunter's teammates are in stable condition in El Paso and the coach was treated at MountainView Regional Medical Center. He's a teacher at Tombaugh Elementary, said Las Cruces Public Schools spokeswoman Jo Galván. Officials said there was little time to clear the field during practice because a storm moved in fast. Even a lightning smartphone app used by coaches did not help. Coaches, school officials and administrators receive training, then watch the sky during practices and games, using lightning detectors, officials said. Galván said the Picacho coaches were using a smartphone app to track the lightning. The app is called WeatherBug. Just before 5 p.m., a school official at the soccer complex received an alert that lightning had stuck 11 miles away, Galván said. Usually, officials evacuate the fields when the lightning is 5 to 7 miles away. "Within 30 seconds of them getting the notification of that, the lightning hit at Picacho Middle School," Galván said. "Unfortunately, we just didn't have enough time." Picacho coaches were taking the players inside when the lightning bolt hit. Officials said it first struck a tree, It was the first lightning strike of students or school employees in Galván's 27 years with LCPS, she said. Middle school athletes may be more vulnerable than their high school counterparts because they do not have athletic training staff tracking the weather. But, Galván noted, every coach receives specialized training on school policy regarding lightning safety. Superintendent Stan Rounds met with the district's crisis team Wednesday, Galván said. They discussed the state of lightning safety policies and procedures, and whether those should be strengthened, she said. There were 433 lightning strikes in Doña Ana County between noon and midnight Tuesday, according to U.S. Bureau of Land Management's National Interagency Fire Center. Picacho's eighth-grade team did not practice Wednesday, Galván said. Hunter, an accomplished dirt bike rider, had to be resuscitated at the scene. Two parents performed CPR until medics arrived, Galván said. Steve Ramirez and Diana Alba Soular contributed to this report.
Tue, 08/19/2014 05:00 PM Injured Zeke Gama, 6 of 6  0.0  Las Cruces NM 
 USA 
  football practice  N/A  Football,Ground Strike,Outside,School,Tree 
LAS CRUCES >> A week after lightning hit an eighth-grade football practice, all but one of those injured have been released from the hospital and the team has resumed practice. Lightning struck the Picacho Middle School practice field in north Las Cruces about 5 p.m. Aug. 19 as the team was heading indoors due to a storm, school officials and a witness have said. Three players and a coach were treated at Las Cruces and El Paso hospitals, including 13-year-old Hunter Keffer, who had to be resuscitated by parents before medics arrived. Late last week Keffer's parents released a statement via El Paso Children's Hospital saying, in part, that their son is "slowly making improvements and getting better every day. Hunter is a fighter, and is working very hard to get well." At the time, the two other boys and a coach injured had been released from the hospital, parents and school officials said. Demetrius Aguilera, 13, was identified by his father as one of the other boys injured. The names of the other player and coach injured have not been released by school or hospital officials. Monday afternoon Wendy Wieczorek, who made the first 911 call in the chaotic moments after the lightning strike, said the team had returned to practice. Picacho's eighth-grade team opens the season Sept. 2, she said. Wieczorek recalled Monday the last week's frightening practice and aftermath. "I'm still shaken," she said in a phone interview. Having attended every practice for the past few years, Wieczorek has become the unofficial team mom, she said. She was watching Aug. 19, when a light rain started. In the distance, she said a dark cloud appeared. Its ominous presence was enough for the coaches to send players inside, she said. As they usually do when sent inside, some of the players took the opportunity to get water  despite the urges from her and coaches to hurry to the locker room. Moments later, a bolt of lightning struck the middle of the field, Wieczorek said. "It was so loud," she said. "All I can think of is a bomb." That sent players, coaches and others students on the field scattering. Seconds later, lighting hit Keffer, she said, connecting with his helmet. That also injured the others, she said. Everybody else made it inside, she said. The two other players and coach collapsed inside the locker room. Wieczorek can still see their bloodshot eyes, "almost like they were bleeding," she said. She also saw Keffer on the field  his blue limbs contrasting with redness on his chest  and called 911. It was one of three 911 calls officials received in the moments after the strike. The second call came from a woman who later helped perform CPR on Keffer, according to audio of the call the Sun-News obtained Monday. She eventually passed the phone to a man standing nearby. That man described Keffer. "He's got a big black mark on his shirt," the man said during the 911 call. In the background, several voices can be heard saying, "Come on, buddy! Come on, buddy!" as CPR was apparently being performed. He stopped breathing several times and parents tended to him in a heavy downpour, Wieczorek said. She marveled at Keffer's toughness, saying that he has repeatedly been injured in the past few years, but always bounces back. Another witness, the third person to call 911, said he too saw the lightning hit Keffer. Wieczorek wants the coaches to have quicker access to the locker room and that more school personnel be required to know CPR. The doors lock from the inside and it took several moments to get everybody in the locker room. Some other players were injured by falling as they fled, including her son, she said. "If the coach had not pulled them in, it would have been worse," Wieczorek said. "There are so many what-ifs." James Staley can be reached at 575-541-5476
Tue, 08/19/2014 08:00 PM Killed 3 women  0.0  Mobamba village  
 Kenya 
  taking shelter under a tree    Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Three women died on Tuesday evening after they were struck by lightning at Mobamba village in Kisii county. "The three victims were struck by lightning while sheltering under a tree," Ramasha officer Hosea Kipkoech said, identifying them as Moraa Omwange, 65, Eunita Moraa, 70, and Mokindi Okindo. "A fourth one is recuperating at Gesusu hospital," he said. Kenya
Mon, 08/18/2014 12:00 PM Killed student  0.0  Bungoma  
 Kenya 
  playing football    Football,Outside,School 
Bungoma, Kenya: Grief struck Koshok village in Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County, following the death of a student who was struck by lightning while playing football. The Form Three student at Kapsokwony Boys High School, who was a middle fielder for Koshok Football Club died on the spot during the Monday incident at Sendera Secondary School grounds. Two other footballers sustained slight injuries and were rushed to Kapsokwony Hospital where they were treated and later discharged. Residents who spoke to The Standard said the area is prone to lightning strikes, which have resulted in loss of lives and property. They called upon well-wishers to assist in installing lightning arresters in the area to end the avoidable incidents. Mt Elgon OCPD John Onditi confirmed the incident and asked members of the public to be careful, especially during the ongoing rain season. We are asking the residents to avoid situations that make them susceptible to be struck by lightning. Let them ensure they dont shelter under trees or walk in the rain. The young people should not also play in the rain, he said. Read more at: http://www.struckbylightning.org/news/sbl20142108061404_student-dies-after-being-struck-by-lightning.htm
Mon, 08/18/2014 04:00 AM Injured Rodney Parsons  0.0  Bristol TN 
 USA 
  in a tent at raceground    Camping,Ground Strike,Outside,RaceTrack/Speedway,Tent 
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Race fans are like a big family, watching out for each other. Monday morning folks around the Earhart campground were checking on Rodney Parsons. More Content Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast Report: BMS spring race moving to April 19 It's Bristol Baby (But It Doesn't Feel Like It)! Sullivan County explores possibility of new emergency... News 5 At Noon They were concerned after a single lighting strike hit the campground; more precisely, Rodney Parson's campsite. He tells us he doesn't believe it was a direct hit, but nearby, and the charge carried inside to him. "I just wanted out of the tent," Parsons said Monday morning. "It hurt so bad. I was numb." He called 911 and EMS crews checked him out, but Parsons tells us he opted not to go to the hospital. "My left arm is still numb, and I have a metal taste in my mouth," he said. Parsons told us he'd been watching the radar all night, and had only just decided the storms had calmed enough for him to got to bed. Now he's hoping his early morning experience will be a wakeup call to fellow race fans. "If they aren't prepared, they can get hit by lightning," he said. Copyright © 2014 by WCYB. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Mon, 08/18/2014 07:30 PM Injured Deandre Connell  9.0  Stone Mountain GA 
 USA 
  doing homework on couch  N/A  Indirect,Indoors 
ATLANTA  Fire departments throughout the metro area were busy after lightning struck a 9-year-old boy in DeKalb County and another strike sparked a fire in midtown Atlanta. The child in Stone Mountain was alert and conscious when paramedics arrived and he was not taken to a hospital. Its a large apartment complex and Channel 2s Craig Lucie interviewed a man who heard the strike, but couldn't find anyone who saw the boy get hit. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue department said the lightning strike hit the boy at the Marquis Bridge Apartments off North Hairston Road in Stone Mountain. It was a sonic boom and then I heard a crackling sound behind it like something was frying, said neighbor Roderick Willis. Several residents said they briefly lost power. As thunderstorms moved through downtown Atlanta Monday, another lightning strike hit near Deering Road. The sound jolted Shawn Brower out of bed. There was smoke everywhere, Brower said. Just a massive loud boom. It scared me, it was loud." Atlanta firefighters said they had several lightning calls throughout the city and the strike sparked a fire in the attic while a family was inside this home. It hit a tree on delta side, you can see the burning of bark come down the tree into the house, said Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Edward Hill. Firefighters said the family could not stay in their home Monday night due to the smoke damage. - See more at: http://www.struckbylightning.org/news/sbl20141908073347_ng5Fg.htm#sthash.7E2xPwco.dpuf STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (CBS46) - Around 7:30 on Monday, Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. "It was really scary," Deandre said. "It started raining, and lightning was everywhere and it came through the window and struck my leg and I fell on the ground. Then I threw up everywhere and my leg started to hurt." Deandre's mom, Rhea Connell, said she tried to call 911 but the phone was dead. The charge was so powerful it knocked out their electricity and fried their television sets. Connell said she was standing next to her son when she saw the flash, heard the boom and watched her son be thrown off the couch. "The current went right through his leg," Connell said. "He was lucky he didn't get burnt. It hit the couch and bounced off and started going through his leg." Connell said first responders arrived and stabilized Deandre. He was checked out at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston and then released. "He will have pain off and on," Connell said. The fourth-grader didn't go to school on Tuesday, but said he is excited to get back to class tomorrow. He said he didn't think the story was something he wanted to tell his friends. "I was thinking 'how did I survive that?'" Deandre said. Connell said during the next storm the family will be riding it out in the hallway. Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Mon, 08/18/2014 07:00 PM Injured woman   30.0  LaGrange GA 
 USA 
  in doorway    Door,Indirect,Indoors 
A 30 year woman is back home this morning, after indirectly being struck by lightning at a residence in the 300 block of Maley Road. According to the Troup County Sheriffs Office, it happened around 7 p.m. Monday. Deputies say the woman was standing in a doorway during a fast moving thunderstorm, when lightning hit her yard, indirectly striking her. The sheriffs office said the woman was then taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Sun, 08/17/2014 12:00 PM Killed 4 killed, 12 injured  0.0  Odisha 
 India 
       
Jajpur: Four persons were killed and 12 others sustained serious injuries as lightning struck them at two separate places in Jajpur district on Saturday afternoon. Two farmers died and four others sustained injuries when lightning hit them at village Kundapatana under the Dharmasala police station when they were returning from their crop fields. In the other incident, two workers were killed and eight others were injured when lightning struck them at Patapur under the Mangalpur police station when they were working to mend a breach caused by the recent floods. All the injured persons are now undergoing treatment in the district Government hospital at Jajpur. 3 0 0 0 - See more at: http://www.struckbylightning.org/news/sbl20141608053456_CurrentNews.asp_id_52699.htm#sthash.I9TPDoEV.dpuf
Sun, 08/17/2014 04:30 PM Injured Lloyd Strode, 1 of 2  62.0  Colorado Springs CO 
 USA 
  leaving golf course    Golf Course,Ground Strike,Outside,Taking Shelter 
Lloyd Strode, 62, felt the force of the lightning's current when it struck close to him and his friend, knocking them down as they were leaving the Kissing Camels Golf Course at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon. Photo - Related Information Related Articles (1) Kayaker who flipped on Colorado River found dead "I felt like I was lifted off the ground and then I fell back down," Strode, a family practice physician in Colorado Springs, told The Gazette. "It didn't hit us directly; we'd be dead. But it definitely hit close enough to knock us out for a few moments." Fast-moving thunderstorms traveling over the Pikes Peak region collided with dry air conditions in Colorado Springs Sunday, sparking lots of lightning, especially over the city's west side. "We were getting off the golf course when the lightning struck about 4:30 p.m.," Strode said. "The weather just came in so quick, we barely got a chance to move ahead of it or avoid it." In Bear Creek Park, lightning knocked down electric lines and burned a small patch of grass near South 21st Street about 3:45 p.m., police said. Firefighters quickly extinguished another grass fire ignited by lightning near the Trading Post at Garden of the Gods Park about 4 p.m., fire Lt. Kriss Soppe said. "It was a minor, smoldering grass fire, it didn't threaten any structures," Soppe said. "We definitely got several calls from people who were concerned with all the lightning." But Soppe said fire and emergency crews did not receive reports of anyone struck or injured by lightning on Sunday and Strode confirmed he and his friend did not call 9-1-1 or seek medical attention after their close encounter with lightning at the golf course. "I checked my pulse and then I checked my friend's, to make sure he was OK," Strode said. "He was a little less dazed than I was, but neither of us experienced amnesia or pain, and we were not injured." An employee at the golf course's pro shop insisted that no golfers had been struck by lightning on the course Sunday, but declined to comment further. "I feel a little shaky, but other than that, I'm fine," Strode said. "I checked on my friend after I got back home and he was doing well, so I don't think we have anything to worry about. We should pay better attention to the weather when we're golfing, that's for sure." There are approximately 530,000 lightning strikes in Colorado per year, according to the National Weather Service. - Contact Andrea Sinclair: 636-0235 Twitter @GazetteAndrea Facebook andrea.sinclair.376 Read more at http://gazette.com/garden-of-the-gods-golfers-have-close-encounter-with-lightning-strike/article/1535718#QLGG706136tC3I71.99
Sun, 08/17/2014 Killed 4 killed, 8 injured  0.0  Rangpur district 
 India 
       
Lightning kills 4, injures 8 City Desk Four people, including a local Awami League leader, were killed and eight others injured by lightning in Rangpur and Pabna Thursday. Our Rangpur correspondent reports, Abdul Aziz, 60, vice president of Rangpur city unit of AL, died as he was struck by lightning in the city's Tajhat Thursday evening, said Kotwali police Officer-in-Charge Abdul Qader Jilani. Meanwhile, two people were killed and six others injured as lightning struck them in Bhangrir Ghat area of Badarganj upazila Thursday afternoon, said police. The deceased were Rafiqul Islam, 30, of Chilapak-Uttorpara; and Jotish Chandra, 40, of Sheikherhat- Boiragitari village. Our Pabna correspondent adds, farmer Murad, 22, was killed and two others were injured after being struck by a thunderbolt while they were working in their jute field at sadar upazila's Mahmudpur Thursday afternoon. The injured were admitted to Pabna Medical College Hospital.
Sat, 08/16/2014 01:30 PM Injured hiker, 1 of 2  0.0  Lake Louisa State Park FL 
 USA 
  hiking    Hiking,Outside 
CLERMONT, Fla. - Two hikers were struck by lightning Saturday while walking through the woods at Lake Louisa State Park. Lake County firefighters were called to the park off U.S. Highway 27 around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of a lightning strike to a person. Firefighters had to use a brush truck to locate the hikers, a man and a woman, who were in the north end of the park, officials said. Quick Clicks Police: Person of interest in arsons arrested Deputies: Sex offender arrested for bank robbery Fla. doctor joins team working to contain Ebola Crist gets another boost with public money Florida Polytechnic University opens Saturday The woman called 911 after storms rolled through. The man she was with was reported to have been struck in the head by lightning, officials said. Firefighters said both the man and woman were struck and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Sat, 08/16/2014 12:00 PM Killed fisherman  0.0  Bolinao town  
 Philippines 
  fishing     fishing,On Water,Outside 
A fisherman died while his younger brother went missing after their bamboo raft was hit by lightning in Bolinao town on Saturday, police said. SPO2 Lionel Caacbay, Bolinao police investigator, said Ramil Mendoza, 41, and his brother, Rommel, 21, were fishing at Guiguiwanen Bay in Bolinao at 11:20 a.m. when heavy rain fell and lightning struck. Caacbay said both fell from their raft when they were hit by lightning. Fishermen in the bay later found Ramil dead. Caacbay on Sunday said a Philippine Coast Guard team was scouring an area near the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute laboratory in Bolinao to find Rommel. Gabriel Cardinoza, Inquirer Northern Luzon Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/630497/lightning-kills-fisherman#ixzz3Apxx2pT0 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
Sat, 08/16/2014 01:30 PM Injured hiker, 2 of 2  0.0  Lake Louisa State Park FL 
 USA 
  hiking  N/A  Ground Strike,Hiking,Outside 
Fri, 08/15/2014 03:00 PM Injured postal worker  0.0  Fort Lauderdale FL 
 USA 
  touching truck    Ground Strike,Postal Worker,Touching a vehicle,Work 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A USPS postal worker was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after lightning struck close to her work truck in Fort Lauderdale. Fire officials said the incident happened on East Commercial Boulevard near Northeast 18th Avenue. Firefighters said the woman suffered burn injuries. She received a secondary charge after lightning struck nearby while her hand was on a metal part of the truck. Quick Clicks Lightning strike starts house fire Search continues for missing boater off Key Largo Panhandle cleaning up weathered oil from BP spill Man in hospital after lightning strikes 1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strike The victim was taken to Broward General Hospital. She is listed in serious but stable condition. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates.
Fri, 08/15/2014 Killed Turki Al Otaibi  0.0  Jazan  
 Saudi Arabia 
      Military,Outside 
A Saudi border soldier died after he was struck by lightning while on duty at his post near nearby Yemen, a newspaper reported on Friday. Turki Al Otaibi was at his port guarding an area in the southern province of Jazan near the border with Yemen when he was struck by lightning. Sabq Arabic language daily said the soldier was rushed to hospital but he died on the way
Fri, 08/15/2014 unknown safety info  0.0  FL 
 USA 
      Education,Good lightning safety info 
Questions have surfaced about the National Weather Services recommendations concerning the lightning crouch. Although The Times quoted one NWS official who suggested the lightning crouch, other experts say it doesnt provide a significant level of protection. We stopped recommending the crouch in 2008, said John Jensenius, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lightning safety specialist. Why? Jensenius said NOAA recommendations are based on providing a significant level of safety. Whether youre standing or in the crouch position, if a lightning channel approaches from directly overhead (or very nearly so), youre very likely to be struck and either killed or injured by the lightning strike, he said. Promoting the crouch gives people the false impression that crouching will provide safety, he said. Even to promote the crouch as a last resort when a persons hair stands on end gives people the impression that they will get a warning sign or that there is something that they can do in that situation which would prevent them from being struck, Jensenius said. These beliefs could cause people to become apathetic and not seek a safe shelter before the lightning threat becomes significant, he explained. Rather than what to do in a dangerous situation NOAA officials recommend focusing on what to do so you dont get into a dangerous situation, and, if you do find yourself in a dangerous situation, how to get out of the dangerous situation. Those recommendations include: What can you do if you cant get to a safe place? Jensenius said theres no safe place outside in a thunderstorm. If you cant get inside a substantial building or hard-topped metal vehicle, you cant be safe. While there may be nothing you can do to lower your risk significantly, he said there are things you should avoid which would actually increase the risk of being struck. They include: Avoiding open areas and the tallest objects in the area. Not sheltering under tall or isolated trees. In the woods, put as much distance between you and any tree. Spreading out, if in a group, to increase the chances for survivors who could come to the aid of any victims from a lightning strike. As for the question of hair standing on end, Jensenius points out that theres nothing a person in that situation can do to keep from being struck and possibly killed. Its only a matter of luck, he said. At that point, I would recommend that they run as fast as they can to get to a safer location. While this may not protect against a discharge from the current charge build up, he said getting to a safer place may protect from subsequent lightning strikes.
Thu, 08/14/2014 12:00 PM Killed man   0.0  Sells AZ 
 USA 
  in schoolyard    Delayed Death,Outside,School,Work 
A man (age unknown) was struck by lightning last Thursday while working (maintenance) outside a school in Sells, AZ. He later died from his injuries. To my knowledge, there are no media reports to pass along on this incident.
Thu, 08/14/2014 Killed Liza Nikulina, 1 of 2  15.0  Sergach  
 USSR 
  taking shelter under a tree    Cell Phone,Ground Strike,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
A Russian teenager was struck by lightning as she spoke to her mother on her mobile phone while sheltering from a thunder storm under a tree. Liza Nikulina, 15, was killed instantly while her best friend Anastasia Simakova sustained bad burns and is being treated in hospital. The girls hid from the downpour under a tree and Liza's mother Olga, 37, at that moment called on her mobile. Devastating: Liza Nikulina, 15, (pictured) was on the phone to her mother Olga (right) as she took shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree in Sergach, Nizhny Novgorod region. When a bolt lightning struck, she was killed +6 Devastating: Liza Nikulina, 15, (pictured) was on the phone to her mother Olga as she took shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree in Sergach, Nizhny Novgorod region. When a bolt lightning struck, she was killed +6 Devastating: Liza Nikulina, 15, (pictured) was on the phone to her mother Olga (left) as she took shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree in Sergach, Nizhny Novgorod region. When a bolt lightning struck, she was killed The strike left both teenagers flat on the ground, said eye witnesses. A local law enforcement official in Sergach, Nizhny Novgorod region, 359 miles east of Moscow, said: 'A woman who lives in the next apartment block was passing by and saw two girls teenagers lying on the ground. More... Tragedy as new mum who blamed tiredness and weight loss on the demands of motherhood dies from undiagnosed DIABETES aged 26 Girl, 4, went into anaphylactic shock and lost consciousness on a plane after selfish passenger ignored three warnings not to eat nuts on board Mother, 26, and 22-month-old son are found dead by police officers in suspected murder-suicide 'She called the ambulance. 'Both girls were taken to the central hospital but one of them was already dead. 'The doctors could only register her death from injuries caused by lightning.' The girls were long-time best friends and were in the same local basketball team. Anna, Liza's cousin, said: 'We are in such a state of shock. Nobody thought that something like this could happen.' Tragic: She had been with her best friend. Both were thrown to the ground and witnesses called an ambulance +6 Tragic: She had been with her best friend. Both were thrown to the ground and witnesses called an ambulance Shock: Anna, Liza's cousin, said: 'We are in such a state of shock. Nobody thought this could happen' +6 Shock: Anna, Liza's cousin, said: 'We are in such a state of shock. Nobody thought this could happen' A family friend told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper: 'I can't imagine the size of the tragedy for Liza's mother. 'She has lost her only child, so good, so clever and such a beautiful girl, passing away so young.' Her friend is described by medics as being extremely lucky to have survived. Natalia Simakova, a relative of Anastasia, said: 'She is recovering, Clever and beautiful: Olga is inconsolable after the loss of Liza, her only child, relatives told media +6 Clever and beautiful: Olga is inconsolable after the loss of Liza, her only child, relatives told media +6 Clever and beautiful: Olga is inconsolable after the loss of Liza, her only child, relatives told media 'She was moved from intensive care to a regular ward. 'But she now faces long treatment. 'She cannot speak about what happened. She is still in a shock and hardly remembers anything. 'And she was told that Liza was killed and is crying all the time.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725150/Teenage-Russian-girl-dies-hit-lightning-talking-mother-mobile-phone.html#ixzz3Aay63bnO Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Wed, 08/13/2014 12:00 PM unknown Struck  0.0  FL 
 USA 
      Education,mpu 
JESSE WATLINGTON WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON THE football field at Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers in October 2012. At the start of practice, the 11-year-old took a direct hit. He died. There was a lawsuit. There was a settlement. His parents have since moved to Orlando. They are trying to move forward. Every morning they have to forgive the world. They want their sons legacy to shine on. Most of me died the moment my son died, Chuck Watlington says. When I see lightning, I imagine it striking my son. I see him as he was hit. Seeing a lightning death as a preventable death, Mr. Watlington wants to give his sons death purpose. Through the Jesse Watlington Memorial Foundation, he intends to give money to private schools around the state for lightning detection systems. He wants to meet the governor, meet with legislators, change the law, require all coaches, from private schools and public schools, to know CPR. My goal now is to make sure my little boy is the last little boy needlessly struck by lightning in the state of Florida, Mr. Watlington says. Since Jesses passing, Mr. Watlington says many people have told him they will be on the practice field, they will be in the stands, lightning all around them, and no one pulls children off the field. I want coaches and I want teachers to pay attention. If you see lightning, if you see a dark sky & dont take chances with our children, he says. Stop the Little League games. Clear the playgrounds. Bring (children) indoors. Dont take a chance. The National Weather Service reports that since the first of the year, through Aug. 11, there have been 19 lightning fatalities nationwide, six in Florida: One man walking Fort Myers Beach was struck alongside two teenagers, two men struck on rooftops, one man picking blueberries, one man fishing on the edge of a lake and another man at a construction site reportedly rolling up a car window. Michael Plunkett was struck by lightning twice, nine years apart, in the same spot, in his yard in West Palm Beach. Afterward, he asked himself, “Why did this happen to me? And twice?” COURTESY PHOTO Michael Plunkett was struck by lightning twice, nine years apart, in the same spot, in his yard in West Palm Beach. Afterward, he asked himself, Why did this happen to me? And twice? COURTESY PHOTO We think for every one person killed, probably nine others are injured, says John Jensenius, lightning safety specialist for the National Weather Service. About one in every 10 people struck ends up dying from injuries. People who have been struck by lightning say it becomes a defining moment in their lives. They find themselves forever telling the same story. They hear sarcasm: Struck by lightning? You should play the lottery. They hear humor: That explains it! They hear disbelief: If you were hit by lightning, how come youre standing right in front of me? UTLEY UTLEY Survivors and safety advocates say many times lightning strikes are a result of stupidity and stubbornness: I see it. Its not going to hit me. When it does hit you, survivors say, beyond the countless physical ramifications  brain injury, nerve injury  you wrestle with endless spiritual questions: Why was I hit? Why did I survive? Often, such soul searching leads to attempts to save others. StruckByLightning.org, a nonprofit founded by a lightning survivor focused on lightning safety, reports that so far this year, there have been 124 lightning injuries nationwide, 18 injuries in Florida. Going back to 1970, the website has tracked more than 500 people who were injured or killed by lightning in the state. BORREGO BORREGO You see deaths or injuries almost every day during summertime, Mr. Jensenius says. He attributes this to a combination of more people being outdoors at a time when there is more lightning, meaning more injuries, more fatalities. Mr. Jensenius figures your overall odds of being struck by lighting in a typical year in the U.S. are close to one in a million, but your chances more than double in Florida: 1 in 400,000. Why so much lightning? The heat, plus moist, humid air combined with an atmosphere conducive for warm air accelerating upward all contribute to the creation of thunderstorms, leading to lightning. Beaches and golf courses lead to vulnerability. Mr. Jensenius says national numbers of lightning deaths are down: The 30-year average shows 51 lightning fatalities per year, versus the last 10-year average of 33 fatalities per year. Last year set a record low with 23 fatalities. Numbers are a little bit higher this year. Summer months are the peak months for lightning activity. And summers not over. Mr. Jensenius says people dont want to be inconvenienced by the weather. When they have made their mind up to do something, many times, theyre going to do it, regardless the threat. Theres a reluctance to take cover. If you hear thunder, you are in danger, he says. You dont want to wait. He says lightning can strike more than 10 miles from the storm, hence bolts out of the blue. Tracking lightning fatalities, Mr. Jensenius respects lightning. He remembers a Los Angleles Times comic strip, a couple of gods with lightning bolts in their hands, a thought bubble asking: Wheres that guy who writes all the lightning brochures? Having written a number of lightning brochures, Mr. Jensenius feels, That comic was written for me. After he was struck the second time, artist MIchael Plunkett drew what he saw. MICHAEL PLUNKETT / COURTESY ART After he was struck the second time, artist MIchael Plunkett drew what he saw. MICHAEL PLUNKETT / COURTESY ART Michael Plunkett says he was struck by lightning twice, nine years apart, standing in the same spot in his yard in West Palm Beach. July 1999: Mr. Plunkett was waiting for a hot tub to be delivered. The delivery was two days late. When the deliveryman called him, it was pouring rain. He opened his metal gate, stood there with an umbrella, waving him in. I had no fear at that time. I was a regular guy. Not worried. Lightnings not going to hit me, he says. The deliveryman went to tell him, You better put that umbrella away, but Mr. Plunkett says all he heard was You & He disappeared in flash of white light. He was thrown back 10 feet. July 2008: Mr. Plunkett was painting a palm tree. It wasnt even raining, he says. But he heard a distant crack, like the sound of a cap gun, so he decided to go inside. As he was wiping his oilpainting palette knife clean, he says he saw a reflection in the knife, white and blue hot light flashing between his arms. He says he felt the lightning latch on to his right knee. The palette knife flew out of his hand. Again, he was thrown back. He had the immediate feeling, Its going to get me again, so he rolled over on his side, pushed himself up and hobbled inside. He describes the pain in his legs like trying to walk when your legs are asleep, multiplied exponentially. Time, in a sense, stood still. As I was falling backwards through the air, I had so many thoughts pass through my mind: I dont have time for this. Please dont take me. I have a wife and a son. Im not ready to go. I need to be here for them. I dont want to go in an ambulance to the emergency room. My whole day will be ruined. I have a $5,000 deductible. This is the last thing I need to happen to me today, Mr. Plunkett says. Whats astonishing to me now, Ive learned that the whole process of being hit by lightning takes a thousandth or a millionth of a second. I still ponder how it was possible to think, or pray, instinctively, so many thoughts, so fast. Mr. Plunkett says the spot on his knee looks like old skin, like how a dog elbow looks 100 years old. He says when he picks up the garden hose to wash sand off his feet, the water hitting his skin feels like fire. Spiritually, Mr. Plunkett asked himself: Why did this happen to me? What did I do? Did I do something bad? Is God punishing me? How come Im not dead? What makes me so special? He began contemplating life: Why are we here? He bought a telescope. He studied the skies. He read books on physics and the cosmos. I still dont know why I was struck. And twice, he says. Looking in books, looking in his telescope, looking inside himself, he found, Lightning and living afterward, its not up to us to know why. Life is a gift. Enjoy the present. Michael Utley, the lightning survivor who founded StruckByLightning.org, says such questions are valid questions. He faced many of the same, even asking himself: Do I want to live the rest of my life in a wheelchair? Mr. Utley was struck by lightning on a Cape Cod golf course on May 8, 2000. His heart stopped. His friend performed CPR in the rain. He woke up 38 days later in an Intensive Care Unit. He woke up on his daughters second birthday. She would eventually teach her dad how to ride a bike again. Mr. Utley has no memory of being struck. He does not remember the day before. Some lightning survivors experience post-concussion type symptoms, headaches, confusion. Long-term problems may include difficulty filing new information or retrieving old information, inattentiveness, forgetfulness, chronic pain, balance issues and trouble sleeping. Dr. Robert Borrego, medical director of the trauma department at St. Marys Medical Center, says when lightning strikes, it can interrupt cardiovascular rhythms and stop the heart. As the current travels through the body, it finds tissue with the least resistance and best conductivity, potentially ravaging the nervous system, muscle and bone. If lightning struck someone in the right shoulder and exited out the left foot, the person could have an internal burn anywhere in the body from where the lightning hit to where it went out. Tissue damage can, in turn, damage organs, such as the liver, kidneys or lungs. Dr. Borrego sees the likelihood of a person being struck by lightning twice as depictive of their behavior. He knows of no physiological reason why someone would by more prone to be struck. Of all the perceptions surrounding lightning, Dr. Borrego feels the most dangerous might be that people believe its an unusual occurrence. Its not that unusual, Dr. Borrego says. Especially in Florida. Mr. Utley blames 99 percent of lightning strikes in the U.S. on stupidity. He wants to make the adage, When thunder roars, go indoors, as popular as Stop, Drop and Roll. Mr. Utley focuses his educational efforts on reaching 8- to 12-year-olds, presenting to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, schools. I will never get a 45-year-old soccer coach in South Florida to get off the field, he says. But if I can get his 8-year-old daughter to tug at his shirttail and say, Come on, Dad. Its not safe, I might have a chance. More than anything, Mr. Utley wants to compel people to learn CPR. If the guy with me didnt know it, Id be dead, he says. There comes a point in all of his presentations where he asks people who know CPR to raise their hands. These are your new best friends, he says. He asks people who dont know CPR to raise their hands. These people will do you no good, he says. To drive home his point, he asks the crowd, What if it was your child? Could you live with yourself? Would you want to? Many lightning survivors experience personality changes. They may isolate themselves out of irritability or embarrassment  they are not able to remember people, or they have difficulty trying to carry on conversation  this can turn to depression. They may look the same on the outside, but lightning survivors say they are not the same on the inside. Relationships may drift apart. If you spill Coca-Cola on your laptop, you can clean it up and it will look the same, but it doesnt run the same, says Mr. Utley, who was divorced after his lightning strike. Lightning fries your brain, it fries your body, it changes you. Steve Marshburn Sr., founder and president of Lightning Strike & Electric Shock Survivors International, a non- profit support group for survivors and their families, was struck by lightning in 1969. A banker in North Carolina, Mr. Marshburn was sitting at a drivethrough tellers window. There was a distant storm, and a bolt of lightning strayed, struck, went through the speaker, hit his spine and broke his back. Nobody touched me, he says. They thought if they touched me, they would be injured. Mr. Marshburn has endured 46 surgeries since his strike. He says he has had moles turn to melanomas and carcinomas as a result of his strike. He says he suffered prostate cancer as a result of his strike. He suffers from migraines and seizures. He says lightning scorched the left side of his brain. He reads. He does crossword puzzles. His words sometimes slur. He says he talks slower than he used to. He hears slower than he used to. I did ask God, Why me? Mr. Marshburn says. Ive come to understand, why not me? Everyone has something they are supposed to do. Were not here to bide time. I believe with all my heart, it was my calling to organize (the support group) and help people. Shortly after he was struck, Mr. Marshburn remembers telling his doctor, Ive got to talk to somebody who has been through this. Decades later, his support group has grown to nearly 1,700 members worldwide. Mr. Marshburn urges sporting officials, the first time you hear thunder, call the game. If youre in a fishing tournament, he says its not worth it to catch the biggest fish. If you hear thunder, see a light flash, even on a sunny day, a blue sky day, get indoors. Its not far away, he says. He has no patience for the otherworldly or supernatural phenomena public perception sometimes attaches to being struck by lightning. Im not into all the hoopla. Im into helping others, he says. I did not want to have 46 surgeries, cancers, a broken back & that was not my wish. Jay Anderson, a safety vigilante well known in Southwest Florida, hopes lightning tragedies turn into teachable moments. Our society is so point A to point B, people dont want to be interrupted, he says. They always think its going to happen to somebody else, but it does happen. Mr. Anderson was struck by lightning on June 26, 1981. It was a Friday. One of those typical Florida days, you knew there would be a storm sometime in the afternoon, but it really didnt seem like impending doom, he says. Out of nowhere came a bolt of lightning. Then an EMS captain, he was at a fire station in Fort Myers, leaning on a fire truck, talking over the radio after a crew meeting, when lighting hit the corner of the building. It jumped from the corner of the building, struck me, threw me at least 30 feet, he says. It could have been any one of us, it could have been somebody else leaning on that fire truck, but it just so happened to be me. Mr. Anderson would like to see lightning detectors on the beach. As lightning detection systems are added to school properties, he hopes people heed the warning and not ignore them, like sounding car alarms. As far as CPR, he says, There shouldnt be a kid who graduates high school without knowing CPR. Having been struck by lightning, Mr. Anderson says he can sense lightning before it strikes. Its like how people in emergency services can hear sirens before anyone else, he says. I can always tell its coming & Its a heightened sense of awareness. As far as any other aftereffects, Mr. Anderson identifies his fear of lightning: When lightnings around, I go hide. ¦ Lightning apps Make your phone your weather warner. As lightning apps gain popularity, here are some to consider: >> Spark, by WeatherBug, provides minuteby minute, mile-by-mile lightning alerts and safety recommendations. >> Radius, by Weather Underground, delivers predictive radar and localized lightning alerts; user-generated content also lends unique coverage of weather conditions. >> PocketPerry, by Perry Weather, gives a visual for storm proximity by displaying real-time lightning strikes at street-level resolution. >> Vanderbilt Universitys CoachSmart offers real-time details on heat index and lightning strikes, frequently asked sports medicine and safety questions.
Wed, 08/13/2014 Injured mother & daughter  0.0  Furnitz Carinthia 
 Austria 
  swimming in pool    Ground Strike,In Water,Outside,Pool,Swimming 
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning  in a swimming pool. The couple had decided to go swimming in their pool in the garden of their home in the market town Furnitz in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia. After the 36-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter were hit, the daughter passed out. The mother managed to get herself and her daughter to the side before she also passed out. A policeman said: "In Furnitz it was raining heavily but was not yet lightning when they got in the pool. The lightning hit their house and then the pool. When the pair felt the power surge in the water the mother managed to get the daughter out of the pool. She then collapsed next to the pool." The family father who was in the house heard the screams for help and called emergency services who took the mother and daughter to hospital. Hospital spokesman Kerstin Wrussnig said: "The mother and daughter were lucky. They escaped without injury. But they were kept in overnight in Villach hospital for observation." Austrian Times
Mon, 08/11/2014 12:00 PM Injured Joey Goldman  0.0  Everett WA 
 USA 
  filming storm  N/A  Ground Strike,Outside,Pictures 
EVERETT  It was a lightning storm the likes of which is seldom seen in Western Washington. An estimated strikes occurred across the state and Oregon, too, on Monday night alone. Joey Goldman shot incredible video of a lightning strike and admits it was way too close for comfort and left him feeling as though he had been tased. It just comes right in front of me and I hear a tick right before and I thought it was done because the thunder was coming so I didnt think there was going to be a follow-up lightning bolt and it just came down right in front of me and I almost dropped my camera. I just didnt know what to do, Goldman said. Goldman is the third person who believes he may have been struck by lightning here in as many weeks. Rob Montejano was struck last week at Seattles Green Lake. Noise, owe, owe, noise! It was like my whole body, it just went bam though my body! It wasnt a zzzzz thing. At the time it hit, I wasnt thinking about anything, and then afterwards I was thinking, this was a really bad idea and I need to get out of here and get to safety, Montejano said. Experts say the problem is we just dont have these types of storms here very often so people really dont quite understand the danger. It happened again in the Green Lake neighborhood. The strike hit a garage, which caught fire and put a familys lives at risk. Fortunately, all in all, injuries have been minor. Everyone seems to be safe and OK, so thats the good news, but the garage, we cant say the same for, Green Lake resident Kelly Henthorn said. More people are now heeding the warnings and staying inside when lightning strikes outside. I just tried to get some lightning on camera and it kinda came up in my face and I didnt expect that, so Ive never been scared of lightning, ever, now I am, Goldman said.
Mon, 08/11/2014 Killed Nar Bahadur Bohara, 1 of 3  55.0  Achham  
 Nepal 
       
ACHHAM, Aug. 11: A person died after he was struck by lightning at Bindebasini VDC in the district Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as Nar Bahadur Bohara, 55, of Bindebasini-4.The lightning struck him when he was sitting inside his own house. Two others were also injured in the same incident, said a local Mahesh Khadka. Bohara died on the way to Bayalpata Hospital, said brother of the deceased, Rajgari Bohara.

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