Did You Know?
The odds of being stuck by lighting is 280,000 to 1.
There are an estimated 23 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year in the United States, nearly 800,000 of which occur in Illinois alone. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but it is also extremely dangerous – it is the underrated killer. Few people really understand the dangers of lightning. Many people don’t act promptly to protect their lives, property and the lives of others. The first step in solving this potentially life-threatening problem is through education.
The odds of an individual being a lightning casualty are about 280,000-to-one in any given year in the United States. You have a hundred times greater chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery.