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Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

A Florida woman looked out her window at just the right time, capturing the moment when so-called continuous current, or positive lightning, struck right outside her apartment. The event happened in Coral Gables on May 5, 2019. After seeing the video, NWS Miami...

May 08, 2019

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Very close cloud to ground lightning strike in São José dos Campos, Brazil

A very close cloud to ground lightning was recorded in São José dos Campos, Brazil on April 10, 2019. Heavy rainfall has been affecting several parts of Brazil since last week, causing fatalities and damage, particularly in the States of Rio de...

April 11, 2019

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Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda

16 people have been killed and 140 injured after a lightning hit Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The incident occurred in the town of Gihemvu in mountainous Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province, killing 14 victims on the...

March 11, 2018

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Lightning bolt sets a car on fire, Israel

Intense thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rainfall swept Eilat, Israel on October 27, 2016. Severe flooding forced the officials to shut down the roads as several weather-related incidents occurred. Luckily, no serious injuries or deaths were reported. The National...

November 01, 2016

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Intense thunderstorms produce 30 000 lightning strikes, New Zealand, tornadoes possible

Intense thunderstorms lit the skies as an active front swept across the New Zealand on May 16, 2016. A massive storm sprouted about 30 000 lightning strikes, which is more than 3 000 bolts in a period of only two hours. According to Met Service, more severe...

May 17, 2016

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Lightning strikes injured 33 people at Rock festival, Germany

Two lightning strikes have injured a total of 33 people at a rock festival held in the town of Mendig, western Germany on June 6, 2015.Officials said 8 people were injured when first strike hit the backstage area around 01:00 local time (23:00 UTC on June 5).Just

June 07, 2015

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Lightning killing people in Uganda

A LIGHTNING strike at a primary school in western Uganda has killed 18 students and injured 50. Lightning hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 225km northwest of Kampala, killing 15 girls and three boys yesterday, police spokeswoman Judith

June 29, 2011