Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Lightning yearly kills and maims many in South Africa

Image: Jaco van der Merwe - Lightning over Pretoria 

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes year round. Lightning kills hundreds every year in South Africa. The goal of the SAWDOS is to educate and safeguard South Africans about/from lightning.

Those who are lucky and not killed by lightning are permanently injured each year. People struck by lightning suffer from a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and more. Lightning is a serious danger. Through several articles SAWDOS hope that many will learn more about lightning dangers and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings.


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