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Our purpose is to promote lightning and electrical safety education. We wish to make “When Thunder Roars Go Indoors” as effective for lightning safety as “Stop Drop and Roll” is for fire safety.

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Flash Technology- Proud partner of StruckByLightning.org

Advocating For Lightning Safety Since 2002

When we started Struckbylightning.org in the early 2000’s lightning safety was in it’s infancy. The 30-30 Rule and the lightning crouch were introduced. A lightning alert program for the Boy & Girl Scout’s and YMCA’s was developed ,and over 100,000 ‘When thunder roars, Go Indoors !” magnets were printed and distributed across the US to schools and youth groups. Many talks were given to youth groups throughout the states and lightning fatalities went down dramatically. Today, many of the old myth have been proven wrong, rubber tires save you, metal attracts lightning, and lighting strikes the tallest object are among the more widely believed that have gone by the wayside. Things keep evolving.

Now we are looking at a way to predict lighting using algorithm’s with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Flash Scientific has developed just such an algorithm and we are in the process of testing to make sure it works. There is a link below to the company and what they do. I suggest you click on it and take a look. Not only do they predict the 1st strike which is quite handy but the predict the LAST strike. This enables an all clear signal to be issued well before the usual 30 minute waiting period, allowing many different industries to get back to work. A savings of many dollars for Airports, Shipping ports and others, where down time is costly.

Educational Videos

It’s not the volts that kill you it’s the amps..The difference between being dry or damp.

Was Michael hit with a direct bolt and did the metal putter help or
hurt?

A golf channel video about Michael’s strike.

See lightning flashover a tube of water

Types of Lightning: Direct, Indirect and Sideflash

Rubber is NO help in a lightning strike.

See who wins: A lightning shootout between wood and metal

Functional MRI: What it is and how lightning effects the brain.
Clouds and Lightning: The real story
Michael’s Story: The British Version
Campbell’s Story: Does jewelry attract lightning?
Cosmic rays and Triggered Lightning: Science Above the Clouds
Sprites, Blue Jets and Elves: Different Forms of Lightning
Flashover: Exploding watermelon explains what it is
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