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They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but in 2018, it struck some states up to 2 million times.

Recording and assessing lightning data is critical for public safety and for insurers to quantify risks and protect their insureds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. averaged 51 annual lightning strike fatalities and several hundred injuries each year during the last 20 years, making it the second-leading weather event for U.S. fatalities.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].