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Avoiding a Lightning Strike in Colorado

Avoiding a lightning strike in Colorado can be as simple as, stay indoors, but what if you're caught outside?

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Two Killed by Lightning Strikes in Rocky Mountain National Park Over the Weekend

A 52-year-old Nebraska man died Saturday from a lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park. He was the second person to be killed in two days in separate lightning strikes in the park.

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Nine People Struck By Lightning In Wellington At Grant Family Farms

The storms rolling across Larimer County this afternoon are packing quite a wallop. We're hearing reports of flooding, road closures and mudslides in Rist Canyon and in the High Park burn area. As well as scary news of ten people getting struck by lightning in Wellington.

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Watch Lightning Strike a Plane [VIDEO]

Last weekend, an Emirates Airbus 380 was struck by a jagged bolt of lightning as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport. Luckily, none of the passengers aboard were harmed, and the plane made it safely to the ground.

Believe it or not, airplanes generally sustain a couple of lightning strikes per year, and are designed so that their bodies act as a conductor, allowing the lightning to pass through without causing any damage.

What made this particular lightning strike different was that it was caught on video. Read on to see this latest jolt from Mother Nature plus other crazy lighting attacks from the past.

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Lightning Strikes New York’s Empire State Building Three Times [VIDEOS]

There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.

A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and even cooler than that, it was caught on video!

Watch it happen, along with nine more lightning-strike videos of famous buildings after the jump.

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