Lightning Strike In Florida Kills Mother Waiting On Son Near School
Authorities say a mother is dead after lightning struck a tree at a park near an elementary school in Winter Springs, Florida. Police say the mother’s son and an 18-year-old woman were also struck but are expected to be okay. WESH’s Anika Hope reports.
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What are the chances odds of being struck by lightning in Florida?
Even people indoors have been killed by lightning travelling through wires and pipes. On average, lightning kills 27 people each year in the United States and injuries more than 240. Florida averages 7 fatalities per year due to lightning and often leads the nation in lightning deaths.
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- Risk Assessment – We perform a risk assessments before we install the lightning protection system.
- Lightning Protection System Design – Each property is unique and has a different size and shape. We design a lightning protection system that meets all standards.
- Lightning Protection System Installation – We install the designed lightning protection system and make sure it complies to all standards and codes of practice.
- Tests & Inspections of Lightning Protection Systems – We offer Annual testing of existing lightning protection systems.
- Lightning Protection System Maintenance & Repair – Over time your lightning protection system may damage. We provide repair service in the event of damage.