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No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 2/6 Tue TX Honey Island 22 M Outside Repairing fencing Sebastian Ramos
2 4/7 Sat FL White Springs 23 F Standing near tree under trailer Mud bogging Kourtney Lambert
3 5/16 Wed FL Parkland 53 F Produce farm field Produce farm field Maria Francisco Pascua
4 5/28 Mon TN McKenzie 7 M Under tree Playing Levi Yoder
5 6/8 Fri AR Maumelle 27 M Near tree In yard Construction Tyler Grisham
6 6/11 Mon FL Margate 55 M Open area Weed-wacking Rico Eltine
7 6/24 Sun FL Siesta Beach 33 M On beach Beach activities James W. Barto
8 6/27 Wed FL Umatilla 44 M Lake Boating Jeffrey J. Moye
9 6/28 Thu AL Huntsville 73 F Under tree Inspecting seawall Jo Somers
10 7/4 Wed GA Dalton 37 M Pond Fishing Egan Stanley
11 7/5 Thu MO Kansas City 23 M Roof of house Repairing roof Leonel Sanchez
12 7/6 Fri AR Russellville 67 M Outside home Yard work Al Frazier
13 7/6 Fri TN Kingston 75 M Outside home Mowing lawn Everette Massengil
14 7/10 Tue FL Lake Worth 39 M Near trees Cutting branches Antonio Miranda
15 7/14 Sat TN Somerville 40 M Outside house near tree Mowing grass Darrell Hoskins

 

Lightning Fatalities 2018 by State

Map showing lightning deaths by state for current year

2018 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
AL 1 F 3 (20%) 0-9 1 (7%) Sun 1 (7%)   2018 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
08
10 Yr Avg
AR 2 M 12 (80%) 10-19 0 (0%) Mon 2 (13%) Jan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
FL 6   20-29 4 (27%) Tue 2 (13%) Feb 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
GA 1   30-39 3 (20%) Wed 3 (20%) Mar 0 0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
MO 1   40-49 2 (13%) Thu 2 (13%) Apr 1 0
4
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
0
1
TN 3   50-59 2 (13%) Fri 3 (20%) May 2 2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
2
2
3
TX 1   60-69 1 (7%) Sat 2 (13%) Jun 5 2
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
12
10
7
      70-79 2 (13%)     Jul 6** 7
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
11
14
10
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   3
13
4
5
4
7
6
4
3
0
5
              Sep   2
3
2
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
              Oct
 
0
0
 
1
 
1
1
1
1
0
1
              Nov
 
0
0
 
0
 
 
0
0
0
0
0
              Dec
 
0
1
 
 
 
 
0
0
0
0
0
              Year 15** 16
40
28
26
23
29
26
29
35
29
28**
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Note: Data are considered preliminary. Refer to Storm Data at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/sd/sd.html for official data.
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2007 to 2016. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

 

Chart showing male vs female lightning deaths through 2008, text equivalent available

Fatality statistics for past years