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Lightning: Awareness and Safety
Lightning Kills! Play it Safe
Maine has the 8th highest per capita lightning casualties rate in the US.
And over the past 10 years (2001-2010), Maine's fatality rate per capita ranked 9th highest in the country. These statistics are rather alarming since Maine and New Hampshire have considerably less lightning than virtually all of the country east of the Rocky Mountains. With all our summer recreation activities, and all the visitors to our great outdoors, sometimes we forget to take basic safety precautions.
If someone is struck …
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