where lightning strikes?

What happens when lightning strikes near you?
Anyone outside near a lightning strike is potentially a victim of ground current. ... Typically, the lightning enters the body at the contact point closest to the lightning strike, travels through the cardiovascular and/or nervous systems, and exits the body at the contact point farthest from the lightning.
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Where does lightning strike the most?
Central Africa is the area of the world where lightning strikes most frequently. Lightning forks and rejoins itself over Table Mountain and Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa. Central Africa is the area of the world where lightning strikes most frequently.
Where does lightning usually strike?
Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up? The answer is both. Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes from the ground up. A typical cloud-to-ground flash lowers a path of negative electricity (that we cannot see) towards the ground in a series of spurts.
Full answer in: www.nssl.noaa.gov
Which states have the most lightning strikes?
Texas : 16,032,609.
Kansas: 8,299,321.
Nebraska: 6,166,469.
Oklahoma: 6,039,749.
Florida : 5,271,987.
Missouri: 4,612,813.
South Dakota : 3,706,174.
Iowa: 3,603,519.
Full answer in: www.earthnetworks.com