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According to the CDC, lightning strikes Earth more than 8 million times per day. The NOAA reports that on average, lightning strikes are fatal to about 10% of people who are struck, while the remaining 90% survive but with long-term, often debilitating symptoms. In the state of Alabama, the number of deaths caused by lightning are increasing at an alarming rate due to lack of education on safe distances.


NATA Statements:

Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation


Additional Resources:

CDC: Lightning Safety Tips

KSI: Lightning Safety

NATA Lightning Do’s and Dont’s Infographic

NSSL Research: Lightning

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