Pregnant Woman Struck by Lightning in Florida

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.

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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