Lessons from Lightning Strike Survivors


In honor of Lightning Strike Awareness Week, we bring you some survivor stories. What’s your chance of being struck by lightning? Well, in any given storm, about 1 in 750,000; but over the course of a lifetime, about 1 in 6,250. If worse comes to worst, you will probably survive – about 9 out of every 10 people who are struck by lightning survive to tell the tale, but many are plagued with a variety of medical problems and disabling conditions over a lifetime.

In these clips, people talk about what the experience was like and discuss some of the after effects.

Being stuck by lightning does not make you immune – this poor man was struck by lightning 6 times!

Don’t join their ranks – here are indoor and outdoor lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service.