I’m Jessica Humphrey-Cintineo, a 2009 graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J where I received a degree in journalism. This blog started as an online journalism class assignment in September 2008; however, due to my interest and success I have continued to share my knowledge with NJ’s citizens.
I used to love watching thunderstorms from my living room window and falling asleep to them during those cool summer nights. In fact, I was watching the thunderstorm from my window when I got the phone call the night of July 22, 2006; the night that my life drastically changed.
My best friend, Lee Weisbrod, was struck by lightning and passed away the evening of July 22, 2006 while fleeing a soccer field in Montvale, N.J.
For months, I struggled through grief and the idea that in a flash of light your whole life can change.
After Lee’s passing, North Jersey (specifically Bergen County) has begun both lightning awareness projects and installing lightning detection systems in order to prevent another tragedy.
It is in this weblog that I plan to show North Jersey’s progression of installing the lightning detection as well as promoting awareness.
- The Big Ten – a piece of each of you has grown in me. You are forever my brothers and sisters.
- Lee Weisbrod – Saying “thank you” is a complete understatement. Rest in peace, LeeBee.
* The image header comes via Just-Us-3 at Flickr.