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astrapophobia, keraunophobia.
Drug slang A regional term for amphetamine
Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive atmospheric discharge of electricity, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and rarely also during volcanic eruptions or dust storms

lightning

Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive discharge of electricity. Cf Lightening.

lightning

visible discharge of electricity between storm clouds or between the clouds and an earthing point at ground level.

lightning injury
exposure to high voltage electric shock by means of a lightning strike, which causes sudden nervous shock and unconsciousness or permanent cessation of medullary vital centers, resulting in sudden death. Animals that recover may have residual signs. Called also lightning strike. Fish in enclosed waters, e.g. farmed fish, may have their backs broken by lightning striking the water.
lightning strike
when lightning finds an earthing point.
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Over the years, by igniting one or perhaps two prescribed fires in each targeted area, they hope to reduce the forest fuels to a safe level so that future lightning fires can be allowed to take their natural course in these middle-elevation regions, which make up about 10 percent of the Sierra parks.
This policy of letting fires burn in some cases was going fine until the million-acre Yellowstone National Park blowup in 1988, when lightning fires allowed to burn went out of control big-time.
responded to an estimated 24,600 lightning fires per year from 2004 to 2008.
Most of the lightning fires in the Umpqua National Forest remain small, according to spokeswoman Susan Johnson, adding that firefighters have "a good handle" on them.
It's a natural phenomenon to have lightning fires to burn weeds and grass away.
Long before there was human activity in North America, certain flora species had adapted to lightning fires, which still account for 10 percent of the fires in the U.
With the number of lightning fires and the commitment of resources, it is even more important for forest visitors to be extremely careful with their campfires," said Sheryl Tooker-Dilley, deputy fire staff officer on the Umpqua National Forest.
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The Oregon Department of Forestry has pitched in and taken the lead on fighting some of the lightning fires.
The Park Service was aware of the risks of letting lightning fires burn, especially during a drought.
5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are teaming up to remind fire professionals about the importance of promoting education to help homeowners reduce their risks against lightning fires.