|Organization:||CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BIHAR|
Thunderstorms and lightning are most likely to develop on hot, humid days and can be very dangerous to construction workers. Lightning kills about 80 people each year and injures hundreds.
Lightning seeks “ground” to discharge its energy and will complete the circuit by striking the tallest object (trees, utility poles, and towers, or a person standing in an open field). It will also strike metal objects and water.
Lightning often strikes outside heavy rain and may occur up to 10 miles away from any rain fall.
A direct strike usually results in cardiac arrest and/or stoppage of breathing. If the current passes through the heart or the brain, death may occur. • A side flash may occur when the body of a person provides an alternate or parallel path for the current. • Conducted current from a lightning flash or strike may range from a tingling shock to a massive current diverted from a poorly grounded utility pole through the power grid system.
|Location||Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran, Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Madhubani, Monghyr, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnea, Rohtas, Saharsa, Samastipur, Saran, Sheohar, Shiekhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali, West Champaran,|
|Theme||resilient villages, resilient livelihoods, resilient basic services, resilient critical infrastructure, resilient cities,|
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