KJZZ staff and the Valley jazz community lost a true friend this week. Paul Anderson passed away unexpectedly Jan. 20.
Lightning-Caused Deaths Remind People To Be Cautious In Storms
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with
“Lightning can occur in just a fraction of a second and can strike well away from where the actual rain is falling out of the storm,” Woodall said.
He says if you're close enough to a storm to hear the
thunder, you're probably in range of being struck by lightning. Woodall says
that's the time when you should move to a safer location. A river guide on a
raft trip through the