What happens to your car if it gets struck by lightning?

Although every lightning strike is different, damage to the antenna, electrical system, rear windshield, and tires is common. The heat from a lightning strike is sufficient to partially melt the antenna of a vehicle and can cause what seems like a small explosion of sparks as tiny fragments of metal melt and burn.

How do you prove lightning damage?

To prove that lightning has damaged your home and belongings, you will need to show proof. A hole, char marks, or other damage to the exterior of your home is great proof and should be photographed as soon as it is safe to go outside.

What damages can be caused by lightning?

Lightning can cause damage to walls, concrete, plaster and glass of a building. It can damage the electrical appliances connected to damaged sockets. Lightning can damage tall trees and crops. It can even lead to forest fire.

What happens when lightning hits something?

When lightning strikes a tree or other object, much of the energy travels outward from the strike in and along the ground surface. This is known as the ground current. Anyone outside near a lightning strike is potentially a victim of ground current.

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