Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watch Out for Lightning in South Carolina

Spring and Summer are optimal times for Lightning in South Carolina!
I published an eBook in May 2009 titled Lightning Awareness & Safety in South Carolina as a public service.   I'm #2 on a Google Search for "South Carolina lightning."

All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous.  Pay attention to warnings and take appropriate safety measures.  Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning.  On average, about 60 people are killed each year by lightning in the United States.  

A recent analysis shows that South Carolina ranks #9 in total deaths from lightning in number and per capita.  South Carolina ranks #5 in lightning strikes per state.  Just a few years ago, a boater was killed by lightning on Lake Murray.

Lightning is a serious danger!   When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.
Cool link:  StrikeStarUS - a real time lightning locator network

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates

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