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    How serious are they ?

    KwaZulu-Natal MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs Nomsa Dube called on the national department of science and technology to investigate the causes of lightning after seven people died in lightning strikes.

    We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to the previously disadvantaged " said Dube.
    She was visiting Mpumazi in Eshowe where seven people from two families died after being struck by lightning on Sunday.
    "Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up with instruments that could help community members protect themselves against lightning.
    "The department has dealt with floods and fires, but lightning was new to us," said Dube
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    Find the Witch and burn her, that will get rid of the lightning!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinco View Post
    "The department has dealt with floods and fires, but lightning was new to us," said Dube
    These guys obviously don't get out much.

    They need to reinvent a lightning rod made from materials with zero scrap value. I see a new tender opportunity coming soon
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    Right… I would love to see the follow-up on this… As stated above you can just see money getting spend here…
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    The irony is most people still seek shelter under a tree when there is lighting and this is the one place you most likely to get struck. I know we've had at least 7 such incidents over the past 8 years in Lenasia. Not to detract from the original thread, but we've seen the colossal might of weather phenomena right here in my suburb i.e. storms uprooting huge trees etc and yes people getting struck by lighting. People must be aware that the worst possible place you can take refuge during a lighting storm is under a tree!
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    Right Vanash,

    We have now identified the tender opportunity .................

    The guys in the chainsaw business can come forward BUT........ the greenies are going to object.
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    And we are sure that this is not an April Fool story???
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    If this article is seriouse the reason for most lightning strikes is that the building in question is the highest point in the immediate vicinity seeing as most Kaya's are built on the top of a hill.
    Answer:- Move the Kaya lower on the hill and put a tree at the top of the hill so the lightening will strike the tree.

    Will also save on Witches!
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    As we talk to according to the science the lighting happen due to the recursion of clouds,

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