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Background

Texas Lightning

Houston Case Study

Conclusion

Source

 

Storm Data, a publication from The National Weather Service recorded 3,239 deaths and 9,818 injuries due to lightning strikes between 1959 and 1994.

Only Flash Floods have caused more weather related deaths during same time period.

Your chances today of being struck by lightning is apprx. 1 in 600,000 (better odds than winning the lottery).  

Deaths and Injuries have occurred in all 50 states, it is important to remember that this is nota localized phenomena.