July 20, 2019

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/8/2019

"I’m trying to put myself out of business, let’s put it that way."

-- John Jensenius

Florida is the lightning strike capital of the nation. Almost nobody knows that more intimately than John Jensenius.

For nearly two decades, the National Weather Service meteorologist has had the grisly chore of collecting stats on lightning victims, archiving every fatal blow. From golfers to roofers, Jensenius recorded names, ages, locations, and the particular activity that led the victim to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Each painful account went into a spreadsheet created in service of a higher goal: warning the public that death by lightning is almost always an avoidable way to go.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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