Lightning Safety 101

Lightning strikes the ground approximately 25 million times each year in the United States alone! According to the National Weather Service, the chance of an individual in the U.S. being killed or injured during a given year is one in 240,000.

Assuming an average life span of 80 years, a person's odds over their lifetime becomes one in 3000. Assuming the average person has ten family members and others with whom they are close, then the chances are one in 300 that a lightning strike will closely affect a person during their lifetime.