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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
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Florida man dies after lightning strike


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MILTON – Authorities say a man is dead after being struck by lightning at a Florida Panhandle blueberry farm.

Santa Rosa County officials say the man was hit Friday morning at a farm in Milton. He was taken to a nearby hospital in cardiac arrest and pronounced dead. Officials didn’t immediately name the man but said he was in his 70s.

The National Weather Service reports that remnants of storms that had struck the Mobile, Alabama, area earlier Friday morning area were moving through the area at the time of the strike.

The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://goo.gl/UQzczY ) reports that people who hear thunder and see lightning within 30 seconds of each other should seek shelter and remain there until it’s been 30 minutes since the last rumble of thunder.

Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com

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