Reducing your risk of a lightning strike

A meteorologist says an indirect lightning strike that injured an electrical service employee in Kewaunee last week was a rare occurrence, although not uncommon.  In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says so far this year 17 people nationwide have been killed by lightning strikes.  Scott Berschback, meteorologist at NOAA Weather Station in Green Bay, says people should know that even though they can't see lightning they're at risk of being struck by just being outside.  He says when you hear thunder it's time to take action.




Berschback says your odds of being struck by lightning are 1-in-700,000 chances.  While that's rare, the Wisconsin Lottery Office estimates those are greater odds than winning the Powerball jackpot with your chance of nearly 1-in-292,000,000. 

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