With thunderstorm season upon us, we have to ask: What are the odds you will struck by lightening?
Folk wisdom says the odds of a lightning strike are one-in-a-million, but actuarially speaking, it really depends on where you live.
In West Virginia, for example, your odds are 1 in about 464,000. But in Maryland, the numbers are more on your side – 1 in about 5.8 million. Here in North Carolina, the odds are about 1 in 508,200. Shocking! So what’s the deal? A few key factors vary from state to state, like population size, cloud-to-ground lightning density rates, and how often people in the area go outdoors. Local climate can also effect the likelihood of encountering lightning in the first place.
Wherever you call home, it’s a good idea to read up on the dangers of lightning and how to keep yourself safe during a thunderstorm. Check the odds of lightning strikes where you live in the source article from DiscoverTheOdds.com.
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