Impact of lightning on some sectors of economy in Anambra State of Nigeria

  • U.E. Akpan
  • J. Amaonye

Abstract

The survey of impact of lightning on some sectors of economy in Anambra state of Nigeria has been investigated for a period of twelve years (1990 2001). This was done through verbal interviews and administration of questionnaires in the twenty-one Local Government Area of the State. The study shows that an average of 800 cases of lightning related destructions were observed yearly between 1990 and 2001. This destruction cuts across eight economy sectors of the state namely: human life, buildings, agricultural products/farmland, transportation, electrical and telecommunication installations, animals and domestics appliances. This high rate of destruction suggests the seriousness with which effort should be intensified towards minimizing it.
Key words: Lightning and Impact.

(Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences: 2002 8(4): 553-558)
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