Posts By: Rachel Stephenson

Electrical Storm Florence

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There were more than 54,000 lightning strokes within Hurricane Florence in the three days between September 10 and 13, while the storm was still out at sea. If this intensity of lightning activity continued, it would have posed a significant danger to everyone in the path of the storm. Compared to the hazards of high… Read more »

Did Lightning Cause Collapse of Bridge in Genoa?

collapsed morandi bridge

The Morandi Bridge, a major vehicular artery, collapsed in Genoa, Italy on August 14, 2018, killing at least several dozen people. A video that captured the structural failure shows what might be lightning striking the bridge as the fall begins.   In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, attention must focus on rescuing the injured,… Read more »