lightning strikes

Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, after authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)

Witnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, […]


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What to do in a thunderstorm

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thunderstorms still possible in the Southland, and in the aftermath of a fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach, county officials issued a series of storm safety tips today. The county […]


Man filming storm struck by lightning in video posted on YouTube.

VIDEO: Lightning strikes man filming storm on his phone

A Colorado man using his phone to capture a video of hail and lightning outside his house got a little too close to the action when he was suddenly thrown to the floor by a […]


Spain's Cesc Fabregas leaves the field after the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.  Spain won the match 3-0.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BRAZIL BEAT: Spain’s team plane hit by lightning

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After being unceremoniously booted from World Cup competition, Spain’s national team had a tough ride home when the plane most players were traveling in was hit by lightning just before […]


Lightning sets Palm Springs palms ablaze

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Lightning strikes have set palm trees ablaze in Palm Springs. Police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff says a storm cell moved into the Coachella Valley late Wednesday morning and a downpour pounded […]



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