Fatalities from Lightning Strikes at All-Time High

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Deaths in the United States from lightning strikes are at the highest its been since 2010. After two more fatalities this past weekend in Colorado and Michigan, the death toll is now up to 29.

In June, a 72-year-old man and his dog were killed in Jefferson County.

The National Weather Service says the odds of being struck by lightning over the course of your lifetime is about one in 12,000. There is about one death for every 10 people hit by lightning.

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