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A woman jogging near the waterline in Virginia Beach was struck and killed by lightning.

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Jul 7, 2008
 
When God wants you, he takes you... No matter where or when. My condolences to the family.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
to the family.

For the rest of us, it's also a good time to read up on safety during electrical storms. Jogging close to the waterline is not a good idea.

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Jul 7, 2008
 
A true Act of God. My deepest sympathies go out to the family. May she rest in peace for all eternity.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
I'm very sorry for the victim and her family. We all need to be extra-aware of weather changes, especially during the summer months; then perhaps more trageides like this one can be prevented.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
Mark JM wrote:
A true Act of God. My deepest sympathies go out to the family. May she rest in peace for all eternity.
How is this an act of God? Around that time yesterday thunderstorms were moving into the Virginia Beach area. More like an act of mother nature.
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I suppose god prevented the woman from simply logging onto the internet to check any one of the many fine graphic weather products available for the asking in order to observe the possibility that a weather based threat existed or would exist during the time and location of the desired outdoor sporting activity. That does it, I'm convinced.

If the killing of the woman with a lightning bolt idea was an act of god and she had changed her mind and chose to not go jogging, I would imagine that god would have got mad for being stood up and would have sent some escaped Ebola monkeys to finish the jogger off instead. That's usually how it works.

For more information on this phenomena, reference the West Point Virginia skydiving plane crash where a whole plane load of skydivers and a pilot were dispatched into the porch of a preacher's house in West Point Virginia.

The preacher was sitting in his rocking chair watching his grand children play in the front yard. The big twin engine plane came spinning out of the sky and struck that preacher dead, but the children were not harmed. God really wanted that preacher dead, but unfortunately for the skydivers, there wasn't any truck load of Ebola monkeys being delivered in the area that day. Nor was there a drunken gasoline truck driver available that could be guided by the hand of god into the preacher's porch, so a plane load of skydivers was sent to do the job. It happens all the time.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
evidently the word "m0n-key" is filtered on the topix forum for some reason, probably because of racist misssuse of the term.
Hector wrote:
I suppose god prevented the woman from simply logging onto the internet to check any one of the many fine graphic weather products available for the asking in order to observe the possibility that a weather based threat existed or would exist during the time and location of the desired outdoor sporting activity. That does it, I'm convinced.
If the killing of the woman with a lightning bolt idea was an act of god and she had changed her mind and chose to not go jogging, I would imagine that god would have got mad for being stood up and would have sent some escaped Ebola monkeys to finish the jogger off instead. That's usually how it works.
For more information on this phenomena, reference the West Point Virginia skydiving plane crash where a whole plane load of skydivers and a pilot were dispatched into the porch of a preacher's house in West Point Virginia.
The preacher was sitting in his rocking chair watching his grand children play in the front yard. The big twin engine plane came spinning out of the sky and struck that preacher dead, but the children were not harmed. God really wanted that preacher dead, but unfortunately for the skydivers, there wasn't any truck load of Ebola monkeys being delivered in the area that day. Nor was there a drunken gasoline truck driver available that could be guided by the hand of god into the preacher's porch, so a plane load of skydivers was sent to do the job. It happens all the time.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
Hector wrote:
I suppose god prevented the woman from simply logging onto the internet to check any one of the many fine graphic weather products available for the asking in order to observe the possibility that a weather based threat existed or would exist during the time and location of the desired outdoor sporting activity. That does it, I'm convinced.
If the killing of the woman with a lightning bolt idea was an act of god and she had changed her mind and chose to not go jogging, I would imagine that god would have got mad for being stood up and would have sent some escaped Ebola monkeys to finish the jogger off instead. That's usually how it works.
For more information on this phenomena, reference the West Point Virginia skydiving plane crash where a whole plane load of skydivers and a pilot were dispatched into the porch of a preacher's house in West Point Virginia.
The preacher was sitting in his rocking chair watching his grand children play in the front yard. The big twin engine plane came spinning out of the sky and struck that preacher dead, but the children were not harmed. God really wanted that preacher dead, but unfortunately for the skydivers, there wasn't any truck load of Ebola monkeys being delivered in the area that day. Nor was there a drunken gasoline truck driver available that could be guided by the hand of god into the preacher's porch, so a plane load of skydivers was sent to do the job. It happens all the time.
One never knows what God has in His plans for us.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
Shocking, just shocking.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
My heart goes out to the family.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
Johnny T wrote:
Shocking, just shocking.
it's not the voltage, it's the amperage.
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Hector wrote:
I suppose god prevented the woman from simply logging onto the internet to check any one of the many fine graphic weather products available for the asking in order to observe the possibility that a weather based threat existed or would exist during the time and location of the desired outdoor sporting activity. That does it, I'm convinced.
If the killing of the woman with a lightning bolt idea was an act of god and she had changed her mind and chose to not go jogging, I would imagine that god would have got mad for being stood up and would have sent some escaped Ebola monkeys to finish the jogger off instead. That's usually how it works.
For more information on this phenomena, reference the West Point Virginia skydiving plane crash where a whole plane load of skydivers and a pilot were dispatched into the porch of a preacher's house in West Point Virginia.
The preacher was sitting in his rocking chair watching his grand children play in the front yard. The big twin engine plane came spinning out of the sky and struck that preacher dead, but the children were not harmed. God really wanted that preacher dead, but unfortunately for the skydivers, there wasn't any truck load of Ebola monkeys being delivered in the area that day. Nor was there a drunken gasoline truck driver available that could be guided by the hand of god into the preacher's porch, so a plane load of skydivers was sent to do the job. It happens all the time.
It was an act of God. And yes, if she had decided not to go jogging, I believe it was her time as decided by God and she would have died in another manner. It was time for the preacher to go. Otherwise, he would have moved from the porch to the yard to play with the children. It's really not a hard concept. If we all knew the appointed day and time, we would probably behave differently. That's the lesson; live each day as though it is your last.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
You will not believe how many times I've seen people totally ignore storms, as if they don't matter. I once saw a woman standing on a beach in the middle of a violent storm, when a bolt of lightning struck about 10 feet away from her. Other times I've seen people stay in the pool during storms, because they thought they were safe as the lighning struck the lightning-rods on the buildings all around them. Some people just don't get it. Lightning can strike miles away from a storm itself (10 miles in some cases), and is completely unpredictable.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
TPL wrote:
You will not believe how many times I've seen people totally ignore storms, as if they don't matter. I once saw a woman standing on a beach in the middle of a violent storm, when a bolt of lightning struck about 10 feet away from her. Other times I've seen people stay in the pool during storms, because they thought they were safe as the lighning struck the lightning-rods on the buildings all around them. Some people just don't get it. Lightning can strike miles away from a storm itself (10 miles in some cases), and is completely unpredictable.
Exactly. I could see if the lightning struck out of the blue but this happened as thunderstorms were moving into the area. People just lack common sense these days.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
I live in Canada, we (the family and I) are on vacation in Sandbridge right now. The accident happened about 100 yards away from where we were. Let me swear to you I would never have stepped out there, the storms were so violent, the rain was insanely intense, and every lightning clash was extremely loud. Jogging under that weather, next to the shoreline, was extremely dangerous, I can only hope she was running back home.

My condolences to the family, its a tragic event.

By the way, when the emergency teams arrived, a LOT of people came out of their houses, whole families, headed there to see what had happened. Honestly, I thought it was a shame. It was obviously something bad that had happened, and the LAST thing you need while rescuing someone is a ton of curious people just standing and talking. I think News websites and channels like this one are here for just that.
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What a horrible tragedy. My prayers are with the friends and family.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
Man.. that really sux!
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Jul 8, 2008
 
This is a terrible tragedy indeed.

People don't take thunderstorms seriously enough. They falsely think there is a one in a million chance that someone will get hit, not realizing that their actions and how they treat storms plays a major role. A year ago a teenage girl in the D.C. area was killed by lightning while standing under a tree talking on a cell phone during a storm!

Follow these guidelines:

1. When a storm is approaching, immediately get inside a substantial building or a house.

2. If you cannot do this, get inside an all-metal car. A convertible or vinyl-top car is not safe.

3. Stay away from windows, off the phone, and away from plumbing during the storm. Do not take a shower!

As for driving in thunderstorms, I really don't know how safe that is. I personally am afraid to do so, but realize that it's sometimes unavoidable. If anyone has some input on this subject, I'd appreciate hearing it.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Bob wrote:
This is a terrible tragedy indeed.
People don't take thunderstorms seriously enough. They falsely think there is a one in a million chance that someone will get hit, not realizing that their actions and how they treat storms plays a major role. A year ago a teenage girl in the D.C. area was killed by lightning while standing under a tree talking on a cell phone during a storm!
Follow these guidelines:
1. When a storm is approaching, immediately get inside a substantial building or a house.
2. If you cannot do this, get inside an all-metal car. A convertible or vinyl-top car is not safe.
3. Stay away from windows, off the phone, and away from plumbing during the storm. Do not take a shower!
As for driving in thunderstorms, I really don't know how safe that is. I personally am afraid to do so, but realize that it's sometimes unavoidable. If anyone has some input on this subject, I'd appreciate hearing it.
If it's not your time to go, you can go golfing during a thunderstorm, preferably with a lightning rod on your hat and nothing will happen to you. Just scroll back a few posts, you'll understand.
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Jul 8, 2008
 
Hector wrote:
I suppose god prevented the woman from simply logging onto the internet to check any one of the many fine graphic weather products available for the asking in order to observe the possibility that a weather based threat existed or would exist during the time and location of the desired outdoor sporting activity. That does it, I'm convinced.
If the killing of the woman with a lightning bolt idea was an act of god and she had changed her mind and chose to not go jogging, I would imagine that god would have got mad for being stood up and would have sent some escaped Ebola monkeys to finish the jogger off instead. That's usually how it works.
For more information on this phenomena, reference the West Point Virginia skydiving plane crash where a whole plane load of skydivers and a pilot were dispatched into the porch of a preacher's house in West Point Virginia.
The preacher was sitting in his rocking chair watching his grand children play in the front yard. The big twin engine plane came spinning out of the sky and struck that preacher dead, but the children were not harmed. God really wanted that preacher dead, but unfortunately for the skydivers, there wasn't any truck load of Ebola monkeys being delivered in the area that day. Nor was there a drunken gasoline truck driver available that could be guided by the hand of god into the preacher's porch, so a plane load of skydivers was sent to do the job. It happens all the time.
Once again, another long and truly pointless rambling from Hector the cheese nibbler.

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