3 days goneChicagoA 13-year-old girl was unfortunately 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 Chicago’s Garfield Conservatory, said he and his son were delivering popsicles 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 incident happened around 1 p.m. on the 3rd, and that the girl who was unfortunately struck by lightning was walking with her family to an outdoor garden. The Park Service said Greenhouse Park staff immediately used a defibrillator to rescue the girl, and an ambulance took her to a nearby hospital, where her condition is said to be critical.
The National Weather Service said that at around 12:30 pm on the 3rd, strongStormstart overChicagoThe western and northwestern suburbs appeared, then moved to the Chicago area, causing severe thunderstorms that caused approximately 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 at one in a million.
At around 2 pm that day, the storm slowly moved towards Wilshire. The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts that temperatures will drop slightly on the 4th and 5th after the storm, with maximum temperatures of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, on Saturday it will heat up to 90 degrees, and there is a 50% chance of rain. on Sunday.