Summer in Chicago means storm season; so, be careful about lightning, if you’ll be outside more this summer.
It’s pretty rare to be killed by it – though it can seriously mess you up (and now is not the time to visit an ER). Only about 420 people have died from lightning in the U.S. in the past 15 years. And close to half of those happened during just 10 different activities.
Here are the outdoor activities with the highest risk . . .
1. Fishing. 10% of all the deadly lightning strikes were people fishing.
2. Relaxing at the beach, 6%.
3. Camping, 5%.
4. Farming or ranching, 5%.
5. Riding a bike, motorcycle, or ATV, 5%.
6. Boating, 4%.
7. Gathering socially, outdoors, 4%.
8. Walking to or from your home, 4%.
9. Working on a roof, 4%.
10. Other types of construction, 3%.
Soccer and yardwork just missed the top ten. If you’ve ever seen Caddyshack, we might want to add golfing.
See the full story, here: Fox News / Lightning Safety Council