Saturday, May 10, 2008
I was really sad last summer when a lightning strike killed and injured several people on Clearwater Beach. People just don't understand that you just can't hang out on the beach when there is lightning in the area. To illustrate what must be the ultimate foolhardiness, I ask you to watch the following very short video clip of several people weathering a thunderstorm on Caladesi Island under their beach umbrella, a near perfect lightning rod. The video says it all.