It tends to get your attention. The "it" is lightning. And if you ask anyone who has experienced a lightning strike they will tell you the astonishingly bright flash may be exciting, but the incredible Boom! that follows can be a real attention-getter. And the whole thing happens in a microsecond. All lightning strikes are powerful and no one is going to suggest that lightning is a non-event. However, the risk of consequence, injury and/or death differs according to where you are when ...

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