Lightning is one of the most deadly and damaging types of weather we face here in North Carolina and it typically does not receive enough attention.
In the United States, an average of 62 people are killed each year by lightning. Already in 2009, 15 people have died due to lightning strikes. In 2008, 28 people were struck and killed by lighting in the U.S.; hundreds of others were injured. Of the victims who were killed by lightning in 2008:
For more information regarding lightning safety, please visit the following web page:
NOAA's Lightning Safety Website
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