Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of a planet. The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types of lightning; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and between a cloud and the ground (CG). Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen but be too far away for the thunder to be heard.
Posts about Lightning
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    …. This new law will significantly impact you rights and under the Texas Insurance Code and specifically applies to property damage to homes and businesses involving “forces of nature” (e.g., hail, rain, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wind, wildfires, etc). If you have property damage to your home or business related to Hurricane Harvey, you…

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  • How “Foreseeability” Applies to Personal Injury Cases

    … eyes off the road is negligent and can foreseeably lead to an injury accident. As such, the victim can hold the negligent driver liable. On the other hand, if a driver suffers a seizure for the first time in their life and causes an accident that injures another person, it would be argued that the driver was not acting negligently because…

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  • How are the Powerball Odds Calculated?

    … of the Powerball, you have to pick one number from 26 possible numbers. Thus, you simply multiply your odds from the first part by 26 to get 292,201,338. Whether you play the lottery or not, I think it is fascinating to understand the reason the odds are what they are. And while your odds of winning the Powerball are only 0.00000034223%, your…

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  • Haunted Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

    … was leased to a group of Swedish sharecroppers, a bolt of lightning erupted a violent fire which killed the entire family of sharecroppers. Sharp decided to rebuild the house and wanted to create a lavish homestead for his wealthy family. However, Sharp was killed before the house in Red Oak was finished. Legend has it he was killed either by his own hand…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -