The recoil hit is a type of shock that can cause the death of a person or animal even if it is far from the area of lightning impact.

This occurs because when a storm cloud is at a distance of an organism, this cloud influences the electricity of its body, attracting the opposite potential electricity and rejecting the same potential electricity.

When the spark occurs, this potential difference is interrupted. As a result, the electric influence of the cloud on the organism ceases. Then, it recovers its neutral state and suffers a small internal discharge that causes its death.

In case a storm surprise us, we should to take refuge quickly in a building or vehicle. Even if the storm is kilometers away from us.