Safety Precautions

Is it true that lightning never strikes the same place twice?

Of the 40 million lightning strikes per year in the United States, 400 of those strikes hit people. Half die as a result of the strike, while many of the others sustain serious injuries.

This is absolutely false. The Empire State Building in New York City is just one example of where lightning has struck more than once. In some thunderstorms, the tower on the Empire State Building has been hit several dozen times.


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