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Lightning Storm
Posted by: Frank
Date: April 15, 2018 08:28PM
Just heard the loudest lightning/thunder clap ever. My wife, Laura, and I were playing Rumikub on the lanai ... our usual lunchtime fun. We've had a lightning storm around us for about 15 hours but that big one was just too close. Scared the bejeezus out of us. I guess it hit 300-500 feet away. Our neighbor called, thinking it might have hit our house.
As I was laying in bed last night listening to the thunder and seeing the flashes I got to thinking about the safety of being in a waterbed on the upper floor. What do you all think? Its heated and the heater has a grounded plug.
Feeling a little sorry for the tourists visiting Kauai the past few weeks. Its been so rainy. Today we have flash flood warnings, the roads are flooded, a couple of houses slid off their foundations up in Haena and there have been several landslides up there as well. The Wailua River below our house is raging and the ocean is brown around the river outfalls. Not the best vacation weather!
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: billb
Date: April 15, 2018 09:09PM
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As I was laying in bed last night listening to the thunder and seeing the flashes I got to thinking about the safety of being in a waterbed on the upper floor. What do you all think? Its heated and the heater has a grounded plug. !

(most of) The bed probably won't burn in the fire.



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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: DP
Date: April 15, 2018 09:26PM
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 15, 2018 09:59PM
Consider sleeping on the sofa for a while.
Last summer we had a client from Alaska at our facility for recovering addicts and she had never seen a thunderstorm. Apparently they don't get many of those in Alaska. She sat out in a chair in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm having the time of her life. Got totally soaked of course, but managed to avoid getting electrocuted. Management would have been aghast, but those of us at a lower level figured her chances of survival were good.



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Date: April 15, 2018 10:03PM
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: Frank
Date: April 15, 2018 10:27PM
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Love that! Great memories.
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: Frank
Date: April 15, 2018 10:30PM
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Yeah, I know, but people pay big bucks to come here for warm sunny weather. Guess I shouldn't be complaining.
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: April 15, 2018 10:53PM
In 2015 there was a house about a mile from my house that was struck by lightning late in the day. I was standing in my living room and I thought it struck the electric pole just behind my house. I took this picture about 5 minutes after the strike. It was fully engulfed in flames.

The people were home and said they had to hurry to get their kids and pets out before it was fully engulfed in flames. Volunteer fire dept was about 2 miles away and got there quickly. Only thing left standing were the front walls.

They sold the property and the new owner took a big bucket loader and cleared it off down to the slab. They built a new house using the old slab.

I realized if you get a direct strike, grab family and pets and get OUT!



Only the front walls left standing.


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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: Frank
Date: April 16, 2018 01:16AM
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Fred_Also
In 2015 there was a house about a mile from my house that was struck by lightning late in the day. I was standing in my living room and I thought it struck the electric pole just behind my house. I took this picture about 5 minutes after the strike. It was fully engulfed in flames.

The people were home and said they had to hurry to get their kids and pets out before it was fully engulfed in flames. Volunteer fire dept was about 2 miles away and got there quickly. Only thing left standing were the front walls.

They sold the property and the new owner took a big bucket loader and cleared it off down to the slab. They built a new house using the old slab.

I realized if you get a direct strike, grab family and pets and get OUT!



Only the front walls left standing.


Fred
Interesting that the lightning bolt didn't hit that tower to the left of the house instead.
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: DP
Date: April 16, 2018 06:12AM
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Yeah, I know, but people pay big bucks to come here for warm sunny weather. Guess I shouldn't be complaining.

I know, I was just tweaking you a bit. I would love to see a Spring thundershower along about now! We're still predicted to get cold and snow-well, snow flurries anyway-for a few days yet.




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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 16, 2018 09:45AM
Frank,
Glad you guys are okay. One of the weathermen here in NE Ohio was a bit famous in that he survived two lightning strikes. One was while he was sitting in his living room in Florida... the strike came in though his lanai, into his living room, and he got shocked while watching TV. (about the storm, of course). A few years later he got zapped on the golf course.

Be careful out there !
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Re: Lightning Storm
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 16, 2018 09:55AM
A few years later he got zapped on the golf course.

He should have seen that one coming, so to speak. It's not an uncommon event.

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