By: Sylvia Harrison
Flooding can happen anywhere there is water. There are times however, when flooding is predicted and, especially those in low-lying areas, should be prepared to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones. The first step in being prepared for a potential flood is...
How to protect yourself during a tornado
By: Sam Smart
Tornadoes are deadly and very dangerous. These ferocious winds can be reported in various parts of the world. Tornadoes are mostly found in North America, especially the United States, due to cool and warm air masses that clash together, often forming funnel clouds. Any...
By: Neha Joshi
Global warming has been a hot topic for discussion in most of the Global Conferences that are sponsored by the United Nations. Global warming refers to the rise in the temperature of the earth due to the emission of harmful gases like CO2. This emission...
Hurricane Isaac's impact on New Orleans and the surrounding areas
By: Sun Meilan
Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, which left New Orleans devastated, all eyes were on the city and its surrounding areas again as another Hurricane, this time called Isaac, hit. Fortunately, despite substantial damage, the hurricane wasn’t of the same ferocity as Katrina and the...
By: Cameron Scott
Just about all snowflakes start off as a few basic shapes. Snowflakes in those groups are mostly the same, with only a few variations. But that all changes on the way down. By the time they reach the ground, snowflakes are unique marvels. It seems...
By: Patrick Sills
Hurricanes and tropical storms are the primary causes of storm surges. In order to understand such a concept, a storm surge must be defined. A storm surge is an abnormal rise in water levels caused by heavy winds. The water levels, particularly in the oceans...
What is global climate change?
By: Christyl Rivers
Global climate change is a gradual temperature rise or fall over time. Ice ages come and go, warming trends come and go. But human-made global climate change (or warming) is completely different. Human-made global warming, the trends of three decades of hotter summers world wide...
Understanding the dangers caused by a storm surge
By: Kimberly Napier
A storm surge, quite often, is the most dangerous part of a hurricane. Often it is the most damaging to property and the largest threat to life, according to the National Hurricane Center. During Hurricane Katrina, over 1500 were killed, many as a result of...
Why hurricanes usually lose strength when they make landfall
By: Charles Ray
If you live along the coast, especially the Gulf or southeastern Atlantic, you’re probably keenly aware of the weather during hurricane season. These devastating storms can cause an enormous amount of damage from storm surges and raging winds. But, just what is a hurricane...
By: Michael Totten
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale rates hurricanes based on their sustained wind speed. On this scale, hurricanes range from Category 1, for sustained wind speeds of 74-95 mph, to Category 5, for sustained wind speeds of 157 mph and higher. This scale is used only...

 

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