Watch: Electric pole obliterated by lightning strike

Meteorologists warn not to stand next to tall objects or under trees during a lightning storm.

Here’s just another reminder why. This video was captured during a round of violent storms Sunday in Chicago.

Lightning is not attracted to metal, but it does tend to gravitate toward the tallest object in an area, which is one reason why tall buildings and people on beaches often get struck.

Check The Palm Beach Post radar map.

On Monday, a construction worker on a 6th floor balcony in Bonita Springs was struck and killed by lightning.

Also, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday that a Virginia man who was struck on July 14 died from his injuries.

Here are the top 5 myths about lightning strikes. Knowing them, could save your life.

Myth: Lighting is attracted to metal objects

Fact: The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference where lightning strikes. Height, pointy shape and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt strikes.

Myth: Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning by insulating you from the ground.

Fact: A vehicle with a metal roof is usually a safe place during a lightning storm, but it is the roof and metal sides of the car, not the tires, that offer protection. Lighting striking a car will be conducted through the metal into the ground.

Myth: If it’s sunny with no clouds overhead, it is safe from lightning.

Fact: Lightning can strike up to 10 miles from the center of a thunderstorm, far outside the area of rain.

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Fact: Lighting often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, isolated object.

Myth: It is good to take shelter under a tree during a thunderstorm.

Fact: Trees, because they are tall and pointy, are more likely to be struck by lightning, which could impact anyone standing underneath of one. It’s often believed that golfers are struck the most by lightning, but that is also a myth. Most people killed by lightning during leisure activities are on or near the water.

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