KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | Weather Radar & Forecast

Lightning Strike Kills One, Injuries 18 Outside Church

By: Meteorologist Aaron Blaser Email
By: Meteorologist Aaron Blaser Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

One person was killed and 18 others taken to hospitals after they were struck by lightning over the weekend.
At least 80 people were gathered outside a Lakeland, Florida church when lightning hit a wooden barn nearby. Polk county officials say that the people taken to hospitals do not appear to have serious injuries.
According to the National Weather Service, there are about 1.5
million lightning strikes a year in Florida on average.


KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 50155992 - kake.com/a?a=50155992