How dangerous is a thunderstorm?

With all of the recent thunderstorms I have started to wonder about their dangers.  The most dangerous part of a thunderstorm is the lightning.  The next most dangerous parts of a thunderstorm are if it includes hail and heavy rain.

While it is possible to survive being struck by lightning, around 30 people die from a lightning strike per year.  Although these odds seem low it is still possible to get hurt from things like lightning causing a tree to fall on you or your house.  That is why it is important to stay inside during thunderstorms and to not be outside at a high altitude.  I also try to avoid taking a shower or bath during a thunderstorm.

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