You may have it and not know what to call it. But it’s a condition serious enough to earn four unpronounceable names. Whether you call it astraphobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia, it’s a single weather-related syndrome that translates to an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
There is more good news for sufferers, however. RealtyTrac listed those U.S. counties that, between 2007 and 2013, had abnormally high occurrences of thunderstorms. The report is based on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Storm chasers as well as those chased off by the phenomena can learn where the heaviest activity is located. Astraphobic homebuyers will definitely want to avoid Holmes, Florida, with an average annual thunderstorm count over 103.
Here are the Top 20 counties on the list. For the complete report, or any questions on this or our many other datasets, please contact our PR Department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Rank||County, State||Population||# Thunderstorms|
|2||Santa Rosa, Florida||154,104||97.71|
|13||Palm Beach, Florida||1,335,187||83.43|
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