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Conclusion

 

Lightning is a deadly but often avoidable hazard.  If the proper precautions are taken the threat of this hazard can be greatly reduced.  Through education people can raise their awareness and understanding of lightning strikes, therefore reducing their risk of injury or death.  Lightning effects everyone because it can strike anywhere and thunderstorms can move very quickly.  Lighting is one of natures most concentrated ways of releasing energy which is why it can be so deadly.  A person has a 1 in 3000 chance of being struck by lightning in their lifetime (National Geographic) but by being aware a person could reduce this chance significantly. 

 

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