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The lightning tries to hit you but the building block it, you are safe.

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Tall buildings are more likely targets for lightning strikes. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the owners to have lightning conductors or rods.

Do steel garages attract lightning strikes?

Contrary to popular myth... No. lightning is not attracted to metal buildings. It is conducted through metal though. Lightning is attracted to TALL buildings.

What to avoid when lightning strikes?

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Probably a Lightning Conductor. They say , in a Bad Storm, lightning will strike the Tallest building first. Cheers.

Why is a tree not safe during lightning?

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How can buildings be protected form lightning?

Tall skyscrapers use lightening rods to direct the lightening away from the building.

What modern technologies have been implemented to make homes and buildings safe from tsunamis?

A tsunami can be over 100ft tall, and can move over 100mph. It's so fast that it will hit you almost the second you see it. The only way to be safe is to live inland, and at a high elevation.

Why are buildings tall?

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How often does lightning strike trees?

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How did the lightning rod change the world?

By preventing dangerous lightning strikes on tall buildings, the lightning rod encouraged the multi-story buildings (and later skyscrapers) that eventually appeared in most major urban areas. Importantly (but not in a world-changing way), they also prevented many rural fires caused by lightning igniting wooden barns full of hay and straw.

How are tall buildings protected from lightning strikes?

They put metal rods on the top of the building. There is wire that leads from the rod and is buried underground which attracts lightning and conducts in discharge away from the building and into ground.

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Anywhere, though it tends to hit objects that are closer to its point of origin (i.e. tall buildings, trees, etc.)

How can tall buildings be protected from lighting?

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What causes lightning to strike certain areas?

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Does every city have tall buildings?

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