- If you want to learn more about lightning safety, click on the link above to view the National Weather Service's page of useful information.
To date, in 2009, 14 people have been killed by lightning
In 2008, 28 people died due to lightning strikes, Hundreds of others were permanently injured.
Of the victims who were killed by lightning in 2008:
36% males between the ages of 20-25
32% under a tree
29% on or near the water