Weather & Your Health: Lightning

By Jason Meyers, Meteorologist

June 18, 2010 Updated May 17, 2010 at 7:42 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Spring and summer bring thunderstorms to much of the country, and our area is no exception. And just because you don't see a severe thunderstorm warning, doesn't mean there isn't lightning.

If you can hear thunder, that means you can get struck by lightning. Every year, more than 400 people in the United States are struck by lightning. Men are struck by lightning most often. About 60 percent of lightning strike victims die, and others can be left with permanent injuries. It is possible to make a full recovery from a lightning strike. Watch the video to find out more.

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