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In Depth (Lightning Strikes) #634651

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statistics on thunderstorms and lightning strikes cited.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) The danger of lightning strikes featured. [In Utah, witness Brandon KELMAN; lightning strike survivor Steve MARSHBURN - describe the lightning flashes.] [Mensana Clinic Dr. Nelson HENDLER - says the lightning travels through the body.] [National Severe Storms Lab Dr. David RUST, National Center for Atmospheric Research Jay MILLER - comment on the research to aid storm forecasts.] Three myths about lightning recounted. [University of Illinois Medical Center Dr. Mary Ann COOPER - explains how the energy is expended in a lightning strike.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The lightning strike survival record said held by retired forest ranger Roy Sullivan, who was hit seven times.

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom

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