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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
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A section of Highway 74 west, west of Shelby, is shut down after two tractor trailers collided, causing quite a mess. Authorities say one truck carrying paper products was fishtailing near the intersectionMore >>
Authorities say one truck carrying paper products was fishtailing near the intersection of Blackhawk Drive around four Friday morning. It then struck another tractor trailer, carrying a mixed load, including sand.More >>
The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More >>
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Two more private-equity firms have surfaced as possible suitors for Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal.More >>
The criteria used to determine whether or not a thunderstorm is severe is wind speed and hail, but every thunderstorm can be a killer. That's because, by definition, every thunderstorm produces lightning.
In a thunderstorm, there are both liquid droplets and ice crystals. As these different states of water move around and collide within a cloud, the particles become oppositely charged. When the charges become highly separated, a rapid discharge of electricity known as lightning occurs.
The only natural disaster that kills more people on average is flooding.
According to the National Weather Service, an average of 54 people per year were killed by lightning strikes between 1982-2011.
Hundreds more are left with permanent disabilities and due to the frequency of thunderstorms in our region, both North and South Carolina rank as some of the highest states for lightning related deaths and injuries.
The best advice is to head inside as soon as you hear thunder, even if it's not raining. Lightning can strike over ten miles away from the storm. If there are no strong, sturdy buildings nearby, a hard-topped vehicle is a good alternative.