BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the National Weather Service, there have been 12 lightning-related deaths in the United States so far in 2013.
Three of those deaths occurred in Florida.
According to NOAA, Florida is the top state for lightning fatalities since 1959.
Texas is the state with the second most fatalities.
Alabama is twelfth on that list.
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