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Ground Current: This type of strike causes the most injuries and deaths. A ground current develops when a tall object is struck and then the energy from the strikes travels out through the ground. Anyone person or animal near the strike can have the current enter their body through the ground. This travels through your body before exiting and can cause injuries.
Conduction: It is a myth that metal attracts lighting...it doesn't but it is a good conductor (lightning moves through it) This is a main way people inside their home can get struck. Outside a tree could be struck, pipes or wires outside can carry the current into your home and can strike you if you are holding something plugs into an electrical outlet, water faucets and showers, corded phones, and windows and doors.
Remember, when thunder roars go indoors! Be safe inside during a storm as well.