Monday, April 22, 2019

Emergencies - Thunderstorms and Lightening

It's estimated that at any given moment, nearly 2,000 thunderstorms are in progress over the earth's surface, and lightning strikes the earth 100 times each second. There are about 45,000 thunderstorms daily and 16 million annually around the world. There are at least 100,000 thunderstorms annually across the United States. On average, there are about 100 people killed and 250 injured by lightning each year in the United States. Property loss from lightning strikes is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
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