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BEST PLACE WITH THE HIGHEST ODDS OF BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING

Pine Island Sound

Everyone knows Florida is the lightning-strike capital. July in the Fort Myers area averages 17 thunderstorms — that would be the kind with electrically charged bolts that can zap you even when you’re talking on the phone in your house. The worst place to be, though, is in a boat on a wide body of water that’s shallower than your bathtub. Not enough water for your engine to get up on plane means you better plan on bailing out rainwater while praying you don’t get struck.

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