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Lightning facts and safety (Infographic)

“Lightning never strikes the same place twice.”


The Empire State Building is hit nearly 25 times a year, according to the National Weather Service.

And when a person is struck, brain and nerve injuries are possible, along with these symptoms:

  • Headache, nausea and upset stomach
  • Mild confusion, memory slowness or mental clouding
  • Dizziness or balance problems

What do you know about lightning? These facts and safety tips can help you prepare for summer lightning storms.

Infographic for lightning safety

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