At Florida beach on Sunday Lightning struck, leaving eight individuals injured, police mentioned.
The victims have been struck at Clearwater Beach close to Tampa on Sunday afternoon, in response to the Clearwater Police Department.
The department stated one person was hit by the strike directly and rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Another individual was treated for burns, and three others have been hospitalized as a precaution.
At least three others have been injured, however, refused remedy on the scene. Lightning was additionally blamed for at least three fires within the area on Saturday.
The Clearwater Fire and Rescue stated it’s common for individuals to stay on the beach to watch the storms pass. However, it’s dangerous.
“Beach travelers should take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present. As a reminder, Clearwater Fire and Rescue makes use of the phrase: when you hear the roar, go indoor,” the fire department instructed ABC affiliate WFTS.
Storms moving through the Midwest following days of report heat sparked several lightning storms. The volatile climate resulted in two others being struck by lightning in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Sunday.
A 16-year-old boy was struck by lightning at a soccer match in Aurora, Illinois, according to Chicago ABC station WLS. The boy remained conscious and was taken to a local hospital.
A boy was additionally struck by lightning in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon. The boy was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition, according to Philadelphia ABC station WPVI.