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Lightning, Tragedy and Lessons Learned about Safety and Awareness: A Look Back at One of Lightning’s Deadliest Strikes

Tragedy at Wind Cave monument - credit: Leslie Lambert

CUMBERLAND, Maine, July 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of one of the deadliest lightning strikes in the U.S. and the National Lightning Safety Council is recalling the tragic event to spotlight the dangers of lightning, a common, yet underrated weather peril.

Will Lightning Death Count for U.S. Remain Unconfirmed?

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CUMBERLAND, Maine, Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is there a connection between the number of lightning death reports and the COVID-19 pandemic? The National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) is trying to find out. Amidst uncertainty surrounding the accurate (actual recorded) number of strike deaths in the U.S., members of the NLSC are wondering if the pandemic could be a factor in the reporting of lightning deaths in 2020.