Old 02-21-15, 04:21 PM
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Here in Colorado, it is dry and high in altitude and people get struck and killed by lightning every year; sometimes even when there is no storm, but that happens mostly in the foothills and on up into the mountains. Luckily my commute is through town, so when there is lightning I stop under an overhang, like at a school, a drive-thru or gas station. A couple of years ago I was a few minutes away from any commercial establishment when it began lighting and thundering and I waited under a residential car port. A few summers back my buddy and I were hiking Pikes Peak near the tree line when we heard thunder, even though the sky was relatively clear. We waited under some boulders while other hikers passed us, some even laughing at us ( I'm not sure). Well, that night we heard on the news that a hiker was struck and killed by lightning on another part of the mountain.
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