2 Rocky Mountain National Park Lightning Deaths Bring 2014 Total to 11 in the US

the 2 lightning deaths in Colorado bring the total to 11 in the US in 2014
The death of two people at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend brought the total of lightening deaths to 11 in 2014 across the US, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While that might seem to be a lot, it’s actually on pace to be an under average year for lightning fatalities. The average year sees 51 deaths due to lightning in the US.

Both deaths at the national park were part of groups which got caught in afternoon thunderstorms that swept into the park. All the people in both groups sustained injuries that required them to be looked at at a local hospital, one person from each group died due to the strikes. On Friday, 42 year-old Rebec


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