Hazards of the hurricanes
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
During a hurricane, lives and property are put at a level of extreme risk. Hurricanes are one of the most destructive and deadly disasters that can occur. Many different factors create hazard during a hurricane. The effects can be deadly to humans, and can completely...
Dangers of a summer drought
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
Summertime drought can be devastating in many ways, to many different ways of life. It can alter an ecosystem and destroy the food chain. It can also effect the way of life for humans. Drought can occur in any area, however is more prominent in...
By: Nan C Avery
There are three things needed for a thunderstorm. One is moisture in the air to form clouds and rain. Two, unstable air is warm air that rises rapidly. The third component of a thunderstorm is 'lift'. Lift factors include sea breezes, weather fronts, and mountains...
By: Nan C Avery
Thunderstorms affect small areas. A thunderstorm is usually fifteen miles in diameter and only lasts for thirty minutes. It is difficult to believe that such a small area and size of thunderstorms is dangerous. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), thunderstorms kill more people...
Dangers of summer heat waves
By: Kathy Downey
Heat waves kill people. In fact, in a typical year, heat causes more deaths in the United States than flooding, lightning, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Since heat waves are common summer time occurrences, their dangers affect many people every year. Even healthy people can suffer from...
By: L.S. Watts
According to FEMA, hurricanes have become one of the most damaging and deadly natural disaster the United States faces each year. Hurricanes are intense tropical storms fueled by the warm waters of the ocean. The eastern trade winds and westerly winds steer these tropical storms...
Heat wave safety tips
By: Kathy Downey
Heat waves can be deadly. In fact, heat waves kill more people in a typical year than any other weather related incidents. A heat wave brings weather conditions that interfere with the body’s ability to regulate its own temperature. When the body temperature gets...
By: Tenebris
In 2003, Europe endured the hottest summer on record since at least the Middle Ages, if not longer. For three months, the temperatures soared regularly to levels Europe has simply never experienced. In some regions, even nighttime temperatures did not fall below the 90s. European...
By: Tenebris
Unlike extended droughts which can last for years on end, summer droughts are seasonal droughts which can return year after year, and which are usually broken by a standard seasonal change in the local weather patterns. Different parts of the world have different expectations about...
By: Tenebris
Even a mild thunderstorm comes with lightning, thunder, wind, and rain; each of which can be dangerous. A severe thunderstorm has all that in spades, with a possibility of hail and tornadoes besides. Lightning Lightning is the most obvious danger of every thunderstorm. With an...

 

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