Common injuries from being struck by lightning can be:
- nerve and muscle paralysis,
- impaired eyesight and hearing,
- raised blood pressure.
When lightning strikes during thunderstorms, do you wonder if it’s safe to carry on normal living?
If your home is equipped with an external and internal lightning protection system and appropriate surge protective devices, you can watch your favourite TV show without risk during the thunderstorm.[Read more…] about When Lightning Strikes – Is it safe to … carry on normal living, during a thunderstorm?
Lightning strike part 2
There is absolutely no protection on a surfboard. Head for the shore at the first sign of an imminent thunderstorm and seek shelter. If there is no time left, put down the mast and crouch down on the surfboard. This does not eliminate the danger however, it is considerably reduced. [Read more…] about When Lightning Strikes … Making Life-Saving Decisions at Lightning Speed (part 2)
When lightning strikes and you are caught outdoors, there are two main dangers:
A lightning flash is only centimetres thick however, every metre of lightning shines as bright as 1 million 100 watt light bulbs since the lightning flash is electrically charged. [Read more…] about When Lightning Strikes … Let’s Review the Physics