lightning

WROK Listener Describes His Car Being Struck by Lightning--With Him In It
WROK Listener Describes His Car Being Struck by Lightning--With Him In It
This morning, Joe Dredge and I were discussing the storms we all we through over the weekend, including the huge winds, rain, and the massive amount of lightning. We talked about trees being down, power lines being severed, etc., when a listener rang in with his up close and personal encounter with high voltage from the skies over the weekend.
Watch Out! This Is Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Watch Out! This Is Lightning Safety Awareness Week
With the number of strong thunderstorms moving through our area in the past week it seems like a wholly appropriate time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week. And would you look at that -- here it is! The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service and local emergency management agencies are joining forces to promote lightning safety during Lightning Safety Awareness Week, ta