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How do thunderstorms damage people?

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Answered 2009-04-01 17:31:42

Lightning can strike a tree that someone is near. also you could be in a boat in the water and lightning strike the water.

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What types of damage do thunderstorms do?

Thunderstorms have lightning which cause many fires around. It also causes death, for when people have been struck by it. The rain of thunderstorms can cause flash floods, also. The thunderstorm can damage many things like man-made things, and even wildlife.

Can thunderstorms be bad?

Yes. The rain from thunderstorms can caus flooding, including flash floods. Lighting strikes can kill and injure people and start fires. Hail can damage crops and property and injure people. Severe wind gusts from storms can damage property and cause power outages. Some thunderstorms spawn highly dustructive and deadly tornadoes.

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Can thunderstorms destroy?

Thunderstorms in themselves cannot destroy, yet a tornado or lightening in a thunderstorm can cause damage.

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How much damage do thunderstorms do to animals?

No damage, they just don't like all the noise.

How much damage can thunderstorms do?

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What damage do thunderstorms cause?

They could damage your home, vehicles,propertie and much more

What damage can thunderstorms do?

Destroy properties,cause aircrafts to crash.

How do people respond to thunderstorms?

There are many ways that people can respond to thunderstorms, including by panicking. People may also become nervous during thunderstorms.

What are the disadvantages of thunderstorms?

Construction damage caused by wind, lightening and water, and possible injuries and death may result from thunderstorms.

What effects do thunderstorms have?

The effects of thunderstorms is variable. With thunder comes lighting and heavy winds. These can all cause damage to the environment.

What are the most powerful thunderstorms?

The most powerful thunderstorms are supercells, which can produce damage winds, large hail, and violent tornadoes.

What are damages caused by severe thunderstorms?

severe thunderstorms without tornadoes can produce moderate damage like pieces of a roof come off of weak trees or branches fall and sometimes signs like stop signs can be flown off and sometimes severe thunderstorms producing hail can damage mostly glass like car windows or heavy rain could produce flooding and it could produce lots of damage samething for tornadoes if severe thunderstorms produce tornadoes then it will also produce allot of damage

What effects do thunderstorms have on humans?

They have many effects. Thunderstorms produce rain, which is generally considered an inconvenience. In some places, however, much of the rain needed to grow crops comes from thunderstorms. Some people, especially children, are frightened by the sound of thunder. Thunderstorms can also be dangerous. Lightning can kill people directly and start fires. Heavy rain can cause flooding and create hazardous driving conditions. Severe thunderstorms can damage property and kill and injure people through large hail, powerful wind gusts, and tornadoes.

What do thunderstorms often cause?

Thunderstorms produce lightening which results in thunder. Thunderstorms can evolve into tornadoes, can eliminate electrical power throughout cities, cause structural damage, and down trees. Usually thunderstorms are simply passing showers with a little lightening and thunder.

What Damage Can Thunderstorms Cause?

Thunderstorms can cause damage in several ways. They can cause flash flooding, lighting strikes and spawn tornadoes. They can also produce hail and high winds which can knock down trees and power lines.

What damage can a thunderstorm cause on the environment?

Tunderstorms can cause damage in a number of ways. Lighting can destroy trees and start fires, some of which can become quite large. Some thunderstorms produce damaging winds, which can snap and uproot trees and damage man-made structures. Some thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, which can cause major damage to vegetation and devastate habitats. In rare cases the topsoil may be scoured away. Hail from thunderstorms can also damage plants and kill and injure animals. Thunderstorms can also cause floods, which can drown animals and plant roots and wash away some terrain. Heavy rain from thunderstorms, especially in areas that have been deforested, can lead to landslides and mudflows.

What is similar between a thunderstorm and a tornado?

Both thunderstorms and tornadoes are storms that form in an unstable atmosphere and are capable of producing damage. Tornadoes are themselves a by-product of thunderstorms.

What do thunderstorms tornadoes and hurricanes affect?

Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes can all cause damage to vegetation and man made structure through their winds. Hurricanes and thunderstorms both produce rain, which can sometimes lead to flooding. It should be noted that hurricanes produce thunderstorms and thunderstorms, including those found in hurricanes, are what produce tornadoes.

What is the effect a hurricane has?

Hurricanes can cause lots of damage it is basicly thunderstorms and tornadoes combined

How do thunderstorms cause damage?

There are a number of ways. Lighing strikes can damage buildings, knock down trees, and start fires. Floods can cause major damage to property. Hail can be damaging to crops and perperty, especially vehicles. Severe wind gusts can topple trees and damage buildings. The worst thunderstorms can spawn highly destructive tornadoes.

How big can thunderstorms get?

Thunderstorms can reach a height of 65,000 feet or more. However, meteorologists do not measure thunderstorms by height alone, but by intensity. This is most often determined by the storm being strong enough to inflict wind or hail damage.