About 2,000 people are injured by lightning strikes around the world each year, according to the National Lightning Safety Institute. In the U.S., about 10 percent of those struck die, for an average of 40 to 50 deaths per year. Lightning is the #2 weather killer nationwide, second only to floods. The odds of being struck by lightning during a given year are 1:700,000.
But if you’re one of the those unlucky people, lightning can hurt you in several different ways. Here is how to avoid being a victim.