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U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2016: 9

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 3/18 Fri LA Larose 28 F In tent Attending music festival Jacqui Stavis
2 3/25 Fri FL Hobe Sound 41 M Grassy field Family picnic Farooq Mohammad
3 4/15 Fri FL Boynton Beach 23 M Near tree Working in yard Bechelet Joseph
4 4/27 Wed MS Mantachie 37 M Outside barn Riding horse Tim Edge
5 4/27 Wed LA Slidell 36 M Construction site Working Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago
6 6/13 Mon FL Manatee County 47 M Farm Loading truck Fleuridor Kercizan
7 6/24 Fri FL Daytona Beach 33 F Beach Standing in water Janika Gardner
8 6/25 Sat MO Festus 72 M Yard Standing with dog Daniel Kennedy
9 6/27 Mon MS Lumberton 24 M yard Standing Thomas Whorton, III

Lightning Fatalities 2016 by State

2016 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
FL 3 M 7 (78%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 0 (0%)   2016 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
08
07
06 
10 Yr Avg
LA 2 F 2 (22%) 10-19 0 (0%) Mon 2 (22%) Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
1
0
MO 1   20-29 3 (33%) Tue 0 (0%) Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
0
MS 2   30-39 3 (33%) Wed 2 (22%) Mar 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
1
0
1
0
0
      40-49 2 (22%) Thu 0 (0%) Apr 3 2 0 1 2 0 0
1
0
1
3
1
      50-59 0 (0%) Fri 4 (44%) May 0 4 5 5 0 1 4
2
2
5
5
3
      60-69 0 (0%) Sat 1 (11%) Jun 4** 11 3 2 3 5 7
12
9
12
10
7
      70-79 1 (11%)     Jul   5 9 6 13 9 11
10
14
10
16
10
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   4 5 4 6 6 4
3
0
9
7
5
              Sep   1 3 5 2 4 2
4
1
5
4
3
              Oct     1   1 1 1
1
0
2
2
1
              Nov     0     0 0
0
0
0
0
0
              Dec           0 0 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 9** 27 26 23 28 26 29
34
28
45
48
31*
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Known Fatalities to date
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2006 to 2015. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

Male_Female fatalties pictogram. See table above for list.

Fatality statistics for past years