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Lightning Strike Data

Lightning Statistics
  • Lightning is the #2 weather killer in the US, killing more than tornadoes and hurricanes combined (floods are the most deadly).
  • Lightning causes about $5 billion of economic impact on the U.S. each year.
  • Lightning kills about 60-70 people and injures about 1,000 people in the U.S. each year.
  • Lightning is the #1 Weather killer in Florida, followed by Texas and Colorado.



Statistical Lightning Reports

Lightning Deaths by State and Deaths Population Weighted: 1995-2004

Lightning Deaths by State & Deaths Population Weighted: 1959-1994

Weather Fatalities, Injuries & Damages: 1994 to Present