By: Donna Hicks
Air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, on a daily basis, releases the air quality index (AQI) for that particular day. If air quality is at an unacceptable or dangerous...
Safest place in your home to be during a hurricane
By: Annalou Mack
Hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30. Weather predictors are expecting a number of hurricanes this season and a few may be quite intense. In order to be prepared for what Mother Nature may throw out, you need to have a plan. In...
Best practices for surviving a hurricane
By: A. Saafir
Hurricanes are known as “the greatest storms on Earth”. They can create tremendous amounts of damage to towns and cities as well as cause the loss of human life. It is important to be prepared ahead of time, especially when living in areas traditionally...
By: Lenna Gonya
Some people think of lightning as beautiful and exciting. Nature’s fireworks display can be brilliant, and certainly noisy, but some forms are also extremely dangerous.1. Cloud to ground lightning is the form of lightening that is one of the most spectacular and the...
Best practices for surviving a hurricane
By: Judith Willson
Hurricanes can be devastating and some places experience them every year. Surviving a hurricane requires some preparation and following simple safety instructions while it sweeps through. Preparation If your area is likely to be hit during the hurricane season then preparation should be done well...
What is the Saffir-Simpson Scale?
By: A. Saafir
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a standard scale used to rate the intensity and severity of storms that have already reached the level of hurricane. It is used in the United States. This scale measures the damage that is caused by hurricanes, categorizing it from...
By: A. Saafir
A thunderstorms is a fairly common weather phenomenon that can develop anytime of the year, but occur most frequently during warm, humid weather. According to H. Michael Mogil, author of Extreme Weather, as many as 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States annually. Anyone...
Why are there more thunderstorms in the summer?
By: Annalou Mack
A little knowledge about how thunderstorms develop will give a better understanding of why more thunderstorms occur in the warm summer months. The two things needed to cause a thunderstorm are moisture and rapidly rising warm air. The time of the year we are most...
By: Janet Grischy
Florida, the sunshine state, has the most lightning and thunder of any place in the U.S. A warm peninsula between two bodies of water, it gets an abundance of two things that fuel thunderstorms. Warm air rises off the land, and moisture sweeps in...
Why storm surge alone doesn't cause flooding
By: Unairab Mohmad
Storm surges are caused when strong winds push seawater towards the coast. Humanity has been witnessing the flooding phenomenon ever since civilization began. There are different types of flood; for example slow river floods, lake floods, flash floods, river floods, rain floods, and coastal floods...

 

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