When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors’ To Best Avoid Lightning’s Pain
July 17, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/17/423606010/when-thunder-roars-go-indoors-to-best-avoid-lightnings-pain

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,”

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