As I read recently, there are three types of lightnings, being the "sky-to-earth" a lethal menace while being outdoors,
even in a sunny day at the beach or a golf course, for instance.
I also read that lightnings propagates at about 2% the speed of light, or close to 3,700 miles/sec.
I've read at different news outlets how this lethal menace is impending on our heads. One thing is to risk your life
going outdoors in the middle of a storm holding an umbrella, but a very and difficult to understand thing is that you
be hit by a lightning being outdoors in a day without a single cloud at sight.
Do you think that some kind of early detector may be developed, giving you seconds to spare your life?
Also, as the lightning path traced by plasma energy is highly non linear, being able to bounce within walls if it gets
into a house, do you know of any protection that we (humans) can use if we receive a warning about a possible strike?
Or are we doomed no matter what, if the warning became a true thing and the lightning strikes the ground within a few
meters from us?
Does this topic belong to plasma physics?