Undoubtedly, the percentage of exposure to a lightning strike is very small compared to other risks, it is less than one in a million, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
However, recently recorded cases have made it clear that this can happen.
In the United States, a Lightning strike kills a Florida mother as she waits for her child to get out of school.
In early August, a lightning strike killed three people who were sheltering under a tree near the White House.
According to the National Meteorological Service, 19 people died from lightning strikes in the United States in 2022, indicating a rise in the number of deaths from lightning strikes from 11 last year.
However, these groups are small compared to the American population of more than 300 million, with more than 25 million lightning strikes in the United States annually, according to the National Meteorological Service.
It is noteworthy that 90% of lightning victims survived.
However, here's what you can do to reduce your chance of getting hit by a bolt of lightning.
When it thunders, head inside
Small shelters do not provide such protection.