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.