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When Lightning Strikes

A storm chaser lives a life full of danger. And this week, one of those chasers had a close call after he was struck by lightning in South Dakota. In a remote area of the mid-west state, Scott Sheppard was chasing a super-cell thunderstorm when lighting hit his arm and traveled down his body, busting a hole in the pavement he was standing on. Luckily, Sheppard walked away with only a sore arm. His car, along with another passerby, had to be towed away as the intense electrical surge disabled the engines and wiring systems.

Sheppard was holding his iPhone when the strike hit. He was more than a mile from the initial storm, which only goes to show lightning can (and often does) strike far away from the most severe part of the storm.

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-severe/storm-chaser-struck-lightning-20140528

 

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