Colorado’s the third deadliest state for lightning strikes — here’s how to protect yourself
Colorado is the third deadliest state for fatal lightning strikes, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service.
Lightning killed 38 people in 2016 in the United States, the weather service said. That’s the most since 2007, when lightning killed 45 people.
When weather service researchers analyzed all U.S. lightning deaths between 2004 and 2013, Colorado ranked third, with 18, behind Texas (22) and Florida (46).
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