Lightning has always been a fear of mine even before I even knew what it was. I think that there is something to say about the things that give you that feeling of uneasiness before you know why. After seeing the damage and knowing the facts on lightning I realized why it was so unsettling.
Have you ever heard the saying that “you are more likely to get struck by lightning than to get attacked by a shark”? I’ve heard it a time or two when I was having a shark fearing day at the beach. I never really thought much more about it other than it was just a way to get me into the ocean. The alternative didn’t seem any more likely than getting bitten by a shark so I didn’t worry about it.
After seeing these facts I have realized that getting struck by lightning is actually a possibility, and a large one at that. An estimated 400 people will be stuck by lightning in the United States alone this year. That’s only 10% of the total amount of lightning strikes across the globe. You should also make sure to protect your home from lightning and other dangers.
When I saw all of these facts and how easy it is to get struck by lightning I will steer clear of any and all storms that look like they will produce lightning.