I know you want to spend more time outside this summer, especially after being cooped up inside for the last few months. So, when you’re out there you need to be careful that you don’t get struck by lightning!
Thankfully, it’s pretty rare to be killed by lightning though. Only about 420 people have died from lightning in the U.S. in the past 15 years.
But, close to half of those happened during just 10 different activities. Here are the outdoor activities with the highest risk:
1. Fishing. 10% of all the deadly lightning strikes were people fishing.
2. Being at the beach, 6%.
3. Camping, 5%.
4. Farming or ranching, 5%.
5. Riding a bike, motorcycle, or ATV, 5%.
6. Being out on a boat, 4%.
7. Social gatherings outdoors, 4%.
8. Walking to or from your home, 4%.
9. Working on a roof, 4%.
10. Other types of construction, 3%.
Soccer and yardwork just barely missed spots on the top ten.
(Sources: Fox News / Lightning Safety Council)