Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 6 months ago

Can you survive being struck by lightning?

7 Answers

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes. There is (was?) a ranger who was struck several times. And, yesterday, the local news reported someone in Virginia who had been struck and was there to tell about it. To be fair, he was not struck directly; the lightning hit a tree he was digging next to and hit him via the ground.

  • 5 months ago

    Yes, and lots of people do. But more often than not, they will suffer permanent side effects, including scarring and heart problems.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    People have survived being struck by lightning so it's obviously possible

    I don't recommend trying.

  • 6 months ago

    Many survive lightening strikes. A woman was struck before and told me about how afterwards there was a strange ball of eelctric light coming towards her. She was alive to tell the story but sounded frazzled whenever she talked about it

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    yes, but apparently you are very likely to lose your hearing

    and in plenty of cases you do die

  • 6 months ago

    Me? Don't know never tried.

    But there are other people who have survived being struck by lightening, some of them several times.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes. In fact most (90%) of people struck by lightning survive.

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