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Katelyn Landau

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Lightning." nationalgeographic.com. national geographic. Web. 14 Mar 2014. <http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning-profile/>.
This website seems credible It states a lot of facts, see "Lightning" http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning-profile/ ("Lightning")
Annotated Bibliography
"Lightning Safety." National Weather Service. NOAA. Web. 14 Mar 2014. <http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/>.

This website was about safety around lightning and how to avoid it I believe this website is credible and reliable to use in my research project, see "Lightning Safety" http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/
("Lightning Safety")
The odds of getting hit by lightning each year is 1 in 700,000.
The odds of getting hit by lighting in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.
10% of lightning struck victims are killed
According to the U.S. National Weather Service, 73 people die from lightning strikes each year and hundreds more suffer life-debilitating injuries. Memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, numbness, dizziness, and weakness are some of the maladies cited.
By: Paige Johnson
Gabby Hansen
Katelyn Landau

Proving lightning myths WRONG!:
Lightning In
, lightning is the cause of Mike Costello's death. Lightning occurs quite frequently in
, because it is often stormy in Tangerine County, Florida.
Map of deaths by lightning in 2013:
4 in Florida!
lightning strikes, not a coincidence!
Will you be struck by lightning?....
2003- 2012 Death Chart and Map
Florida 52! Wow! Most in the country!
Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Myth: If it’s not raining and there are not clouds overhead, you’re safe from lightning.

Myth: Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning by insulating you from the ground.

Myth: If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.

Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground.

Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.
Roach , John. "Key to Lightning Deaths: Location, Location, Location." National Geographic News. John Roach , 22 June 2004. Web. 17 Mar 2014. This gave me information on where and how many people die from Lightning each year This source seems credible
Fact: Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the thunderstorm, far outside the rain or thunderstorm cloud. “Bolts from the blue” can strike 10-15 miles from the thunderstorm.
Fact: Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, NOT the rubber tires. Remember, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, open-shelled outdoor recreational vehicles and cars with fiberglass shells offer no protection from lightning. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal frame into the ground. Don't lean on doors during a thunderstorm.

Fact: Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. Better to get wet than fried!

Fact: Lying flat increases your chance of being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, you keep moving toward a safe shelter.
Lightning likes to travel the easiest path from Earth to the ground.So it commonly strikes the highest point. Since Mike Costello was standing against the field goal that was the highest point at the football field so it is no wonder that he got struck.
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