Alabama 12th in lightning-related fatalities since 1959

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.

To view the full results of that study, click here and here.

Tips for lightning safety can be found by clicking this link.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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