3 days agoChicagoUnfortunately, a 13-year-old girl was struck by lightning and was not out of danger after being sent to hospital for treatment.
Daniel Jackson, who was at the site of a lightning strike at the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago, said he and his son were delivering lollipops to the park when they saw a flash of lightning, followed by a loud explosion, followed by a scream.
The Chicago Park Service said the accident occurred around 1 p.m. on the third day, and that the girl, who was unfortunately struck by lightning, was walking with her family to an outdoor park. The Park Service said Greenhouse Park staff immediately used a pacemaker to save the girl, and an ambulance took her to a nearby hospital, where her condition was said to be critical.
The National Weather Service said that at about 12:30 p.m. on the 3rd, it was strongStormstart againChicagoThe western and northwestern suburbs appeared, then moved into the Chicago area, causing severe thunderstorms that caused nearly 5,000 lightning strikes in the Chicago area around 1 p.m.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average person has a very small chance of being struck by lightning, which is estimated to be one in a million.
At about 2 pm that day, the storm slowly moved towards Wilshire. The Met Office expects temperatures to drop slightly on the fourth and fifth days after the storm, with maximum temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, on Saturday the temperature will reach 90 degrees and there is a 50% chance of rain. Sunday.