Things you shouldn't do during a thunderstorm

Know the risks: lightning dangers you might overlook

Stars Insider

12/01/24 | StarsInsider


While the chances of being struck by lightning in a given year are extremely low - less than one in a million to be precise - there are still several factors that can increase your risk. Plus, as the number and magnitude of severe thunderstorms seem to be increasing with the rise of extreme climate change, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

It is important to be aware of not only the basic safety precautions for lightning and heavy rain that we all learn, but also the unexpected dangers that can put us at risk both outdoors and indoors. Lightning strikes can have serious consequences and are known to be one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths.

To ensure your safety during a storm, take a look at this gallery highlighting the things you should definitely avoid doing.

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