Lightning deaths a warning on safety
Tragically lightning has claimed another Florida life. This is the second death this year in Florida, but sadly won’t likely be the last. While at the Broward Southwest Regional Library on Wednesday afternoon, a powerful bolt struck within 100 yards while parents and their children ignored the threat and walked to their vehicles in the rain holding an umbrella, a potential lightning rod, over their heads. Sad.
Although deaths have decreased over the years, Florida will always be the lightning capital of the U.S. When thunder roars head indoors, or at least into a vehicle. James Lushine (retired National Weather Service meteorologist), Pembroke Pines