M-F Lightning Deaths 2006-2016

Lightning fatalities typically peak in July

With people enjoying summertime activities outdoors and pop-up thunderstorms fairly common, July is the deadliest month relating to lightning strikes across the U.S. This year has been no exception, with the National Weather Service reporting 11 lightning-related deaths across the country in just the past two weeks. There have been 20 lightning deaths in the U.S. so far this year. Remember, “When thunder roars, go indoors!” Here’s an in-depth look at Texas lightning deaths since 2006, courtesy of the National Weather Service… 2015…Port Lavaca, 56 yr old male, Outside store, May 2014…Nacogdoches, 60 yr old male, backyard near tree, May 2013…Lufkin,…