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  odds of being struck
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-04-11 8:59 PM (EST)

The discussion seems to have taken an odd turn. The odds of getting struck by lightning overall are pretty low. These general odds don't apply if your outdoors in a lightning storm, since the general odds include everyone and not just people in lightning storms.

After watching a bolt hit about 50yds away as I was standing on the side of a river last year I reviewed that NOAA site. My recollection is that there was no proven method of significant improving your odds of not getting hit apart from getting indoors. I would portage an aluminum canoe during a lightning storm but I'm not confident that I know of any course of action to lessen the odds of getting hit.

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