Lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun and can reach temperatures of around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Although lightning fatalities have decreased in the past 30 years, lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year and injures hundreds more. Survivors of strikes often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms like short-term memory loss, fatigue, loss of concentration or change in personality.
There are safety measures that you can implement and precautions you can take to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe during a severe thunderstorm. [Read more…]