Regular readers may recall that one of my sons was struck by lightning while inside a building in 2011. He has lasting painful injuries. Today, is a notable day because today in Paris, at a park, 11 people were struck by lightning while at a birthday party. Several are in critical condition and eight of those struck are children. In Southern Germany, 35 people were struck by lightning while attending a soccer match. At least one person is critically injured. In Poland, a man was killed while descending a mountain as he was struck by lightning.
Please read our prior posts on the subject of lightning injury and lightning damage abatement: