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Old 15.07.2009, 15:39
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Re: Lightning Risk

I was with a walking group in Apenzellerland some years ago. Toward the end of our walk the sky darkened and an almighty thunderstorm threw hail down on us with lightening flash so often that it was impossible to tell which thunder crash was from which flash.

Hail really, really hurts when it's the size and consistency of glass marbles and we had to put our arms over our heads to reduce the pain.

What had been little streams just a few minutes before, turned into thrashing brown rivers.

The point of this tale is that all one has ever learnt and been told about what to do in thunder storm goes out of the window in a situation like this. What did everyone do? Run under trees to shelter. The bigger the better. It took some courage to stand out in the open and try to my ones way down to the valley...
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