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Lightning Information

"The flash of light that accompanies a high-tension natural electric discharge in the atmosphere," as described in the dictionary. Although this states what lightning is, it is not very informative. It doesn't explain to us the nature of lightning, the dangers involved, or how to protect ourselves from injury due to lightning.

Links to Lightning Websites

There are many resources available online that can assist you in being well informed of potential hazards. Listed below are just a few websites specific to Lightning and Lightning Safety.

  1. FEMA for Kids
    Thunderstorms and Lightning
  2. Florida
    Florida Hazard Watch - Lightning
  3. NLSI - National Lightning Safety Institute
    NLSI is an independent, non-product advocate of lightning safety for both people and structures.
  4. NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    NSSL - National Severe Storms Laboratory
    Severe Weather 101 - Lightning


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