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    Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes

    Do you know how to stay safe when a thunderstorm hits? Learn what to do, and what not to do, to protect yourself when lightning strikes. (Published Thursday, June 28, 2018)

    A pregnant woman was taken to a hospital after being struck by lightning in Florida.

    According to a News-Press report, Fort Myers Police Lt. Jay Rodriguez said the woman was hospitalized after being struck by lightning Thursday afternoon on a street in a gated community.

    The woman's name was not released.

    Tampa-based National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew McKaughan said there have been three fatal lightning strikes in the U.S. so far this year, including two in Florida. On Tuesday, a man was killed in a lightning strike at a Pembroke Pines construction site.

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    McKaughan said storms had dropped almost an inch of rain over Lee County by Thursday evening. He said anyone who hears thunder is close enough to a thunderstorm to be struck by lightning.

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