Thunderstorms - another natural disasterNatural disasters are the kind of disasters that happen naturally and anytime. They occur due to natural forces. One of such a natural disaster is a thunderstorm.
From past few days, we were hearing news of thunderstorms hitting places of the northern region of our country like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, killing many people and making many of them injured.
Now we all know what a thunderstorm is?
It is basically a storm that is carried out by heavy winds, along with thunder and lightning. It leads to the formation of some cumulonimbus clouds. These clouds are formed with the warm and unstable air that travels upwards, and it cools as it moves upwards. When condensation of this air occurs, it releases heat and that helps in the formation of a thunderstorm. When condensation gets higher in the cloud, it falls down both in the form of water droplets or ice.
Now when such heavy thunderstorms are happening, we need to be very careful and should stay inside our homes to protect ourselves. Even if we are outside, we should not go under a tree. We should not go at such a place where lightning can easily fall and it can spread. We should rather stay in a car if we are in there. As the tyres will act as an insulator to electricity and heat and will protect.
Stay away from water during lightning.
Stay away from any kind of metal that can act as a conductor to the electricity.
We should carefully keep looking at the sky and see for safety.
Thunderstorms can lead to the destruction of thousands of lives and could also damage the buildings or crops. It usually occurs when there is too much of heat, mostly during summers or spring.
Stay aware of the weather conditions of your area and stay protected and safe.