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lightning damge
lightning damge
Description: I have worked around radio towers for more than 30 years now and I have seen lightning do a lot of damage to the tower the ground wires and surrounding trees and vegatation. Note that every tower has ground strapes or wires which take the hit away from the base of tower as seen here. Often thought the hit will melt the ground wire and weaken the base of tower foundation.

Date Taken: 8/14/2007
Views: 1988
City: laurel ridge mountain summit
*ApertureValue: 4.3
*ISOSpeedRatings: 0
State: pennsylvania
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Country: United States
*Camera: KODAK EASYSHARE Z710 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
*ShutterSpeedValue: 8.33333333333333
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Lightning has hit this tower so many times it has caused the ground rods to melt and bend. You can see the wires are no longer connected due to being melted off -- johnstownwildfire
 
Uploaded on 8/15/2007
by johnstownwildfire
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