Dangers associated with thunderstorms
By: Sam Smart
Thunderstorms are generally rain showers that contain thunder and lightning. One simple way to identify a thunderstorm is by looking at its cumulonimbus clouds that are white and tower high into the sky. Hail, high winds, or tornadoes may accompany in thunderstorms, especially those that...
Areas most at risk for hurricanes
By: Sam Smart
The hurricane season, which is from June through November, is the time for residents to keep their eyes on any developing tropical storms. Many hurricanes birth near the coasts of western Africa, and they spiral toward the Caribbean Islands and the United States. Since the...
Heat wave safety tips
By: Sam Smart
A heat wave may be the time to take a dip into a pool or sample an ice cream cone at a store. The heat wave is also dangerous; children and elderly victims can suffer it the most. Whenever there's some type of heat advisory...
By: Nan C Avery
San Diego State University defines drought as a weather-related natural disaster. It affects vast regions for months or years. Drought can occur in virtually all climatic zones. Drought should not be confused with aridity. Arid land is land that has very little rainfall. Drought is...
By: Hortense Foster
The Cumulus stage, the mature stage, and the dissipation stage are three Stages of development for thunderstorms. Over 40,000 thunderstorms take place on earth each day. As the thunderstorm begins to form it starts at the cumulus stage. It continues to advance to severity...
How to prepare for a thunderstorm
By: Sam Smart
Thunderstorms are rain showers that consist of thunder, lightning, and sometimes big winds with hail. They are a frequent occurrence throughout the world. In fact, approximately 40,000 thunderstorms occur on Earth each year. Any thunderstorm can be dangerous. Even if it doesn't bring rain...
By: Nan C Avery
Heat waves are potentially dangerous. It is vital for people to recognize the problems of heat waves and take steps to avoid the harmful affects.Older people, young children and invalids are the ones who suffer most from heat waves. Others affected by heat waves...
Guidelines for avoiding hurricanes at sea
By: Sam Smart
If you live in the Caribbean or near the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, you may be subject to hurricane threats. This particular storm may cause catastrophic damage to land and other property. That's why it's important for residents to always stay focused on...
By: Nan C Avery
There are many dangers to heat waves. It affects people, plants, and wild life. A definition of a heat wave is when atmospheric conditions stagnate the air. The pollutants in the air have nowhere to go, and a haze descends filled with the polluted air...
Areas affected the most by summer droughts
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
Droughts can be very dangerous for many reasons. Plants and wildlife both rely on water to survive, since that is what they are primarily created of. When the rain simply does not fall, everything within the area will start to shrivel up and die off...

 

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