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. Many parts of the world which do not have...
By: Lenna Gonya
Thunderstorms can be as simple as a few rumbles of thunder and a little lightening, or they can become violent and terrifying. Either way, being prepared for the worst that nature can throw at us is always a good plan.When thunderstorms are forecast, the...
By: Lenna Gonya
Nearly every year, one or more hurricanes affect some part of the world, wreaking havoc and causing destruction along the way. These are powerful and dangerous storms, with many associated hazards. They cannot be stopped, however, they can be predicted and prepared for. Wind, water...
By: Lenna Gonya
Heat waves are dangerous events that annually take more lives than all of the other natural disasters combined. While they aren’t as dramatic, or obviously threatening as a tornado, earthquake or hurricane, they are just as deadly. According to the EPA , there are several...
By: Lenna Gonya
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heat waves are the most deadly weather-related exposure in the United States. Temperatures that rise above 90 degrees for several days at a time actually cause more deaths annually than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined...
By: Lenna Gonya
Thunderstorms are common occurrences throughout most of the U.S. They can happen any time of the year, and for the most part, they result in no more than a little noise and rain. There are those, however, that produce much more danger and potential...
Why earthquakes cause more damage than hurricanes
By: Rex Trulove
Both hurricanes and earthquakes can be devastating in property damage and in lives lost. However, earthquakes often cause more destruction than hurricanes, and it can make a person to wonder why this is. It is easiest to first look at each of these to arrive...
By: Tenebris
On land, people in hurricane-prone areas pay close attention to the track of incoming hurricanes. The same is true when avoiding hurricanes at sea. Information is by far your best tool to avoid a hurricane at sea: and your radio is your lifeline. To avoid...
By: Michael Totten
In the United States, it is easy to forget that earthquakes can cause much more damage than hurricanes. Thanks to modern engineering, most structures in American earthquake-prone regions resist light and moderate earthquake damage easily. Although dozens of earthquakes rattle these regions every month, they...
By: Ryan Lewis
Natural disasters fascinate mankind. They are a stark reminder that despite all man’s achievements as a species on Planet Earth man can so easily be humbled by nature and its awesome power. In the last few years the frequency of these devastating events has...

 

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