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Another Killed, More Injured By Lightning
Strike In Rocky Mountain National Park

KCNC-TV [Denver, CO], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/12/2014 9:30:19 PM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colorado – Another person was killed and at least eight others were injured by a lightning strike on Saturday after a strike killed a woman and injured seven others on Friday in Rocky Mountain National Park. According to Kyle Patterson with the National Park Service, at approximately 3:30 p.m. a lightning strike caused the injuries and death in the Rainbow Curve area along Trail Ridge Road. Kerrie Hill with the Estes Park Medical Center said the injured were being treated there. No ages or conditions have been released. It’s not clear if the people knew each

2 killed over last 2 days.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/12/2014 9:55:41 PM     (No. 9921865)

It will only be a matter of hours until someone in the lame stream media blames it on man made global warming. Just wait. Until then my prayers are with the families and those struck and killed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 7/12/2014 11:20:09 PM     (No. 9921911)

What a horrible thing to happen. Thunderstorms are dangerous if you are out in the open. The best thing is to take shelter in a house or vehicle. It should be relatively easy to track the development of a thunderstorm visually and by accessing radar images on relevant websites.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/13/2014 1:54:03 AM     (No. 9921969)

When I took the Storm Spotters Course in Florida (Lightning Capital of the US), they advised us lightning can travel horizontally many miles from the actual storm, sometimes up to 5 miles or more. Lightning can kill a person standing under a tree. It can enter your home via the electric lines and burn out everything plugged into a wall socket, coax cable such as TV or two-way radios and then jump to the electric circuit. Lightning can also enter through your kitchen or bathroom pipes so they advise not to stand next to a sink during a storm.

Lightning tends to strike the tallest object, such as a person out in the open, or a tall tree or building. A car may protect you since it is sitting on 4 rubber tires, but don´t touch anything metal in the car.

Lightning has no favorites of where it goes, what or who it hits.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Peach1, 7/13/2014 2:27:00 AM     (No. 9921977)

Being a native Coloradan, people need to know too that lightning is even more dangerous at higher altitudes.. Trail Ridge road, mentioned in the article, is above timberline which is probably between 11,000 and 12,000 feet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 7/13/2014 9:13:06 AM     (No. 9922236)

Turbulence out ahead of the coming Polar Vortex

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