“Lightning never strikes twice in the same place” is an old proverb. “Lightning may never strike twice in the same place, but tornadoes do” is an extension of the proverb that was cited in print in 1953. “Lightning doesn’t strike twice but tornadoes don’t hold anything sacred” was cited in 2015.
23 July 1953, Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL), pg. 28, col. 3:
Tornado Strikes Twice In Same Place
Waco, Neb., July 22. (INS)—Lightning may never strike twice in the same place, but tornadoes do.
Jackson (TN) Sun
Calvin Estates residents suffer even more loss this time around
By JAMIE PAGE
May 14 2003
It’s been said that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but tornadoes do.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Pontotoc lady has weathered life’s storms
Posted on June 9, 2003 by Ashley Elkins in News
BY LESLIE CRISS
PONTOTOC – Some say lightning doesn’t strike twice. But tornadoes do. Of that, Evelyn Jones is certain.
Daily Mail (UK)
Bognor’s own tornado alley: freak twister hits street in coastal town AGAIN
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
UPDATED: 11:27 EST, 8 July 2011
They say lightning never strikes twice but tornadoes seem to have a habit of coming back to one street in Bognor Regis.
Eleven years after the seaside town was struck by a freak mini tornado the exact same area of West Sussex was hit again by a twister.
Blast Off Time!!! Lightning may never strike twice...but TORNADOES sure do!!! http://youtu.be/d9iarukI5Eo?a
5:09 PM - 16 Jan 2015
KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK)
Strangers pitch in to help Bridge Creek church clean up after being hit by tornado again
POSTED 4:38 PM, MAY 7, 2015, BY KFOR-TV & K. QUERRY AND LANCE WEST, UPDATED AT 04:59PM, MAY 7, 2015
BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. – It’s an old saying that many people have become familiar with over the years.
Lightning doesn’t strike twice but tornadoes don’t hold anything sacred.