Why Thunderstorms Are Dangerous

This is a post on the attention-grabbing, and “salesman” writing series for the RPC English course. This is on convincing you that Thunderstorms are dangerous, in a convincing and educational two-paragraph post.

If you have ever been a child [which I am certain you all have] you can probably remember at least one experience with a large thunderstorm which you were scared of. The loud wind and creaking of the house, and the thunderclaps that could shake your insides. And of course, the infamous lightning which most kids hide from. Thunderstorms are scary and for a good reason. Even though lightning and thunder may be the scariest, the wind and rain are what can be the most dangerous. The risks of trees falling are very high during high winds, and in many cases, roofs can be wrecked or completely destroyed. With large amounts of rain, flooding can wash away cars and almost anything that is left loose outside. There is usually flooding in basements which can weaken the foundation.

The dangers can be numerous. Falling trees, being knocked down from high winds, flash floods, and the least likely, but most feared, being struck by a bolt of lightning of over ten million volts. And though the likeliness varies, sometimes it can be decently high. If you are walking through an empty field holding a ling metal pole then you are in a very risky position, but if you are in your house, it probably has a lightning rod that will direct the flow of current into the earth, and not into you.

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This post was only on showing you why thunderstorms are dangerous, and not telling you how to be safe in a thunderstorm. Though I may get an assignment or the later part.

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