Death by ligthning

The map below shows the number of fatalities caused by lightning between 1959 and 2016, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Death by ligthning by state

Each hexagon represents five deaths.

Top 10 U.S. states with most lightning fatalities:
1. Florida – 491 fatalities
2. Texas – 221 fatalities
3. North Carolina – 198 fatalities
4. Ohio – 147 fatalities
5. Lousiana and Colorado – 146 fatalities
6. New York – 143 fatalities
7. Tennessee – 141 fatalities
8. Pennsylvania – 134 fatalities
9. Maryland and Arkansas – 126 fatalities
10. Alabama – 118 Colorado

During this time period, there were no reported deaths in Alaska and Hawaii.

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