Last summer, a woman living in Bellingham, Massachusetts, was struck by lightning while sitting at her desk inside her home. The 23-year-old survived — and gained considerable media attention. After all, what were the odds of such a freak event? She is one of roughly 6.8 million Bay State residents. Indoor lighting strikes were uncommon before. They continue to be uncommon today. Presumably, even the most cautious Massachusetts residents have not stopped working at their home offices as a result. People naturally understand the nature of a lightning strike and the tiny risk involved. And they perhaps even trust others — experts, government officials or even neighbors — to tell them if circumstances had changed and they needed to take precautions.
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