11 People Have Died This Year In U.S. From Being Struck By Lightning, 5 Fatalities In Florida
By Space Coast Daily // August 1, 2017
lightning can strike anywhere, at any time
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eleven people have died so far this year in the U.S. from being struck by lightning.
Although lightning can strike anywhere, at any time, it’s valuable to know where lightning deaths have occurred and what victims were doing when they were struck.
The National Weather Service’s lightning fatalities statistics page contains all this information.
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Lightning Fatalities 2017 by State
Fatality statistics for past years