Tag: Lightning Safety

Do’s & Don’ts of Lightning Safety

lightning2On average, lightning is responsible for more weather-related deaths in Florida than all other weather hazards combined, and Florida has the highest number of lightning casualties of all 50 states, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).  Across the U.S., lightning strikes the ground 30 million times each year and injures about a thousand people, according to the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI). Hurricane season is also rainy season, and frequent storms have a tendency to make people complacent. But lightning is a serious danger and being struck can cause death or debilitating injuries.

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