US Florida lightning strike kills 1, injures 4

04:45  08 april  2018
04:45  08 april  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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While lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year, it kills an average of 49 people annually, injuring hundreds more, according to the National Weather Service. Florida has seen more lightning fatalities — six — than any other state this year.

A lightning strike on a Florida beach this afternoon killed one person and left two others injured . Three people hit by lightning at the same time, that's -- that's terrible," Alice Lynch told WZVN-TV. Lightning Strikes Twice, Kills 2 in Colorado National Park.

Sever storms and local heavy rains were forecast for Florida and much of the southeastern US Saturday, April 7, 2018. © CNN Sever storms and local heavy rains were forecast for Florida and much of the southeastern US Saturday, April 7, 2018.

A lightning strike killed one woman and injured four others on Saturday in White Springs, Florida, Sheriff J. Harrell Reid with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said.

Lightning struck a camper trailer where five people were taking shelter from the rain because of the tremendous downpour, Reid said. A 23-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured.

The storm system included powerful winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, according to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink.

Severe storms and local heavy rains were forecast for Florida and much of the southeastern United States on Saturday, Brink said.

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