Interactive map: Where lightning strikes

Posted at 9:06 AM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 09:06:51-04

Deadly lightning strikes can occur pretty much anywhere throughout the continental United States.

But some places are more likely to have hits than others in the United States, according to data from the National Weather Service.

The data shows Florida had the most deaths (21) from lightning strikes since 2009. 

Check out this interactive map of the data to see where lightning strike deaths have occurred since 2009. 


Men vs. women — Far more men than women have been killed by lightning strikes in the United States since 2009. Here is a pie chart to show the difference. 



Average age — The data shows the average age of those killed by lightning since 2009 is 38.8. Here is an interactive look at how the ages stack up.



Hard-hit states — People in Florida have been far more likely to be killed by lightning than other states. Here are the 10 states that have had lightning strike deaths since 2009.