Where are you most likely to get hit by lightning?

Generally lightning strikes occur most often during the summer. So
the place where lightning strikes occur the most is a place where
summer-like weather prevails year-round: Africa. Specifi cally, it’s the
village of Kifuka in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each year, it gets
more than 150 lightning strikes within one square kilometre. Roy
Sullivan didn’t live in Kifuka but he still managed to get struck by
lightning seven separate times while working as a park ranger in the
Shenandoah National Park in the USA. The state in which he lived
– Virginia – does have a high incidence of lightning strikes per year,
but since Sullivan spent his job outdoors in the mountains, his risk
was greater due to his exposure.


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