Lightning strike into a aviary in Abu Dhabi caused damage for $5.5 million

On 23 March a lightning hit the aviary in Abu Dhabi with 50 rare hawks bred for hunting and competitions. The damage estimation was 20 million dirhams (about $5.5 million).

According to the representative of the National meteorological center, strong lightning strikes with moderate and strong rains, visibility of 200 meters and wind blasts of up to 60 km/h were observed in this region.

The costs for lightning protection system would be incomparably less in comparison to the real damage.

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