Hazards and Disasters


How many people are killed in the United States by lightning

Approximately 73 people die each year after being struck by lightning. The highest death rates are in Florida (425 killed between 1959 and 2003). The U.S. total from 1959 to 2003 is 3,696 deaths. This means that about 80 people die each year from lightning, and about 300 are injured annually.


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