Lightning detectors could warn of strikes in RMNP

KUSA - Rocky Mountain National Park has seen many lightning strikes in the past month and lifeguards in Florida are using technology that could help RMNP rangers detect a strike before it happens.

Sarasota County is experiencing the same problems where lightning has struck two people there in the past two weeks.

So they started using electricity detectors to warn people before a strike.

Captain Roy Routh with Sarasota Beach Patrol says the detectors start to go off when electricity is about 40 miles away - giving them time to get everyone out of the water.

Fourteen people have been killed by lightning in the US this year alone. Two of those deaths were in Colorado.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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