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# What are the odds of getting struck by lightning twice?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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12y ago

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning -- in your lifetime -- are 1 in 5,000.

The odds of being struck in any given year: 1 in 700,000

According to NOAA, it's 1/6250.

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9y ago
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12y ago

According to the US Government's National Weather Service (NWS) website:

• The odds of being struck by lightening in a given year (based on reported deaths and injuries) is: 1/750,000*
• The odds of being struck by lightning in a given year (estimated total deaths + injuries) is 1/500,000*
• The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime (80 Years) is 1/6250.*

*Assuming a US Population of 300 million

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14y ago

According to the National Weather Service, lightning causes an average of 62 deaths per year in the United States. According to recent estimates, there are about 2.5 million total deaths per year in the United States.

So each person who dies in the US has about a 0.00248% chance of that death being caused by lightning.

Considering that there are about 306 million people in the US (303.5 million of which do not die each year), you have about a 0.0000202614% chance of dying each year by a lightning strike. That's about 1 in 5 million.

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13y ago

Because getting struck by lightening itself if highly unlikely, the likelihood that being struck by lightening and the lightening causing death is unlikely. Lightening can cause death however, but since getting struck by lightening is unlikely, yah.

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11y ago

In the US, the chances of being struck by lightning, in a year is 1:700,000.

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11y ago

if it their was a scale on 1 to 100 the chances of u getting struck by literning and surviving is probably 99.9999 percent chance of u surviving said by dr I.C. WIENER

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11y ago

average number of people hit by lightning each year / total number of people

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12y ago

less than 1 in 6 million