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This Thursday, two of them were injured and were injured after four people were struck just outside the White House in Washington, D.C. did. Declared dead — People are naturally focusing on the harm and danger of lightning strikes.

How do you keep yourself safe? What do you need to know about lightning to protect


One interesting fact: men are more likely to be struck by lightning than women. This is because men are usually exposed to lightning strikes because they are involved in outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and golf.

Also, "more labor-related work" such as outdoor construction work makes men more vulnerable to lightning, said Derek Deroche, National Weather Service stormy weather program coordinator {101. }told. "FOX Weather Sunrise" Last month.

According to FOX Weather, an average of 17 lightning deaths have occurred in the United States over the past five years, a percentage that has been steadily declining since the turn of the century. 

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"This is the National Weather Service and the National Weather Service. "FOX Weather reported. "To emphasize the dangers of lightning and what we can do to stay safe."

"When we started our efforts in 2001, the average number of lightning strikes in the United States over a 10-year period was There were 55 people a year, "said John Jensenius of the National Lightning Safety Council, FOX Weather

"The 10-year average has now dropped to 23."

This is lightning and other general things you need to know about maintaining safety. Information. Warm weather that seduces outside of

 increases the potential risk of thunderstorms as thunderstorms approach.

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Lightning strike According to the National Weather Service, an average of 47 people die about 25 million times a year in the United States.

"Most lightning strikes in the summer, but people can be hit at any time of the year," the NWS said.

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as Fox News Digital previously reported, "most lightning strike casualties occur at the beginning of an approaching storm, but due to a significant number of lightning strikes. Death occurs after a thunderstorm. " ..

"If you hear lightning, the storm is far enough for a lightning strike."

Other tips for safety

Outdoors If you hear thunder, as soon as possible a "substantial" building with electricity and plumbing, or the National Meteorological Authority, is a sealed metal vehicle with windows completely up. I'm giving advice.

If indoors, keep away from corded phones, computers, and other electronic devices that come into direct contact with electricity.

In addition to avoiding plumbing in sinks, baths, faucets, etc., authorities recommend keeping away from windows and doors. Do not lie on the concrete floor or lean against the concrete wall.

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NOAA based on reviews of cases from 2006 to 2018 Almost two-thirds of all lightning-related deaths occurred during outdoor recreational events.

For those caught outside without a safe haven, authorities provide the following tips to help reduce the risk of being attacked.

Do not lie on the ground or shelter under an isolated tree.

Do not evacuate to cliffs or rocky suspensions.

Stay away from the highlands .

When a thunderstorm approaches, stay out of the water and stay away.

Keep away from electrically conductive objects such as power lines and barb wire fences.