More than 300 people were killed annually by lightning strikes in the 1940's when there were fewer people,and though the amount of lightning strikes haven't changed, 13 people have died this year in the U.S. on pace for a record low.
Primarily, according to the National Weather Service, because we're more educated and staying out of the way, spending more time inside homes or cars.
Researchers say the wrong place to be when you hear thunder... is anywhere outside.
In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News.
国家气象局表示，首要原因是教育水平的提高，大家知道更多地待在家里或车里避开闪电 。研究人员称，听到雷声时，只要是户外，任何地方都不安全 。
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