According to Florida Today “Florida is one of the top states for lightning in latest report…” Florida Today further states “Last year, the U.S. saw a total lightning count of over 242 million bolts, with Florida seeing a significant amount of those strikes.

Vaisala Xweather released its Annual Lightning Report, detailing the effects of lightning across the globe and the most lightning-prone U.S. metropolitan areas.

“2023 set a record for the number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the United States. By year-end, 19 of the 28 events with losses exceeding $1 billion were attributed to severe storms. Severe weather can also be life-threatening, especially without the right safety measures in place,” Samuli Hänninen, Head of Vaisala Xweather said.”