During the summer, it’s fun to enjoy the great outdoors. But during monsoon season, its best to keep an eye out for flooding, and also lightning .

There have been 14 lighting deaths since 2008 in Arizona and kills an average of 47 people each year in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Knowing what to do if you're caught in a thunderstorm can be the difference between life and death. Here are some tips from the National Weather Service to help keep you safe this monsoon season. 

By Ahmaad Lomax/Special to the Arizona Daily Star