‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors’ To Best Avoid Lightning’s Pain
July 17, 2015
Most people who are injured or killed by lightning, it turns out, are not struck directly — instead, the bolt lands nearby.
while most people assume lightning strikes cause burns, brain injuries are more common.
Lightning strikes can damage nerves in a way that causes nerves to misfire, sometimes for the rest of the survivor’s life, she says, and the brain reads that misfiring as chronic pain.
“In the case of a thunderstorm, lightning can strike up to 10 miles away,”