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Date: Jul 05 2005


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Sometimes, the weather can take us off guard. A recent thunder storm knocked out power in Portland.
See how it affected some of Kyle’s friends.


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Kyle:  Stephanie, that lightning storm yesterday was crazy.

Steph:  That was really cool. All that thunder and stuff going on.

Kyle:  Yeah. But it actually knocked out the power in the whole block, or a couple block area.

Steph:  Are you serious?

Kyle:  Yeah. Some of my friends gotta go home early from work because they had no lights, no power for the computer, nothing.

Steph:  Nice. Nature’s wrath. I love that.

Kyle:  Yeah. Not only that, it was a cool show as well.

Steph:  Totally. Yeah. I was watching it for sure from my house.

Kyle:  Yeah.



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Wow! It is so amazing that something like a storm can disrupt everything. It can force people to go home from work early and everything.
I used to be afraid of lightning when I was a kid. My mom always told me to come straight home if lightning started. Getting struck by lightning doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to me.
Do you know what happens when you get struck by lightning? Have you ever heard of anyone who has been struck by lightning?



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if you srtuck by lighting to my mind you become like a chicken ;I like to be in my house when I hear thunders but i am afraid,and if it 's the night I swith off the ligth of my house and I look the nature show oh! it is so beautiful

07:57 PM Sep 11 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

If some one was strucken by lighting it would be a miracle for him\her if s\he still alive …
mmmmm I still feel scared when I hear thunder or when I see lighting….but I love the rain lo0o0ol…. thankx 4 the lesson..

07:17 PM Sep 11 2008 |



yes  i think   if  u get  hit by lighting  u ll  be suffering with serious berning  depends on the area  u can face death

01:13 PM Sep 10 2008 |



no i didnt heard about dat but i think ,, person who strucks by lighting probably he will die ..  or he will suffering from heart attack

08:35 PM Jan 05 2008 |



so cool!

09:53 AM Jul 14 2005 |



This was a nice one!

04:55 PM Jul 08 2005 |

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