How tornadoes form
By: Frances Stanford
No one can predict with accuracy where a tornado will touch down. When conditions are right weather forecasters can offer warnings for different areas, but the strength of the tornado is often unknown until it takes place. With windspeeds reaching up to 300 miles an...
The economic impact of blizzards
By: Rex Gutterman
Imagine drinking a hot cup of cocoa topped off with gooey marshmallows as the crackle and pop of the fire in the hearth muffles the roar of a monstrous blizzard rearing its many heads outside. A blizzard can be an amazing sight, sparking both fear...
By: Jaye Green
The first step is the question; can this house stand up to a Category 3?If the answer is no, then all the preparation in the world is worthless. You make this assessment by the nearness to the sea or a body of water, it's...
By: Jessica Sanders-Parmer
Globally there are seven separate "Hurricane Seasons" located at the different basins throughout the world with each having its own peak season throughout the year. The seven basins are the Atlantic basin, Northeast Pacific basin, Northwest Pacific basin, North Indian basin, Southwest Indian basin, Australian/Southeast...
How to prepare for hurricane season
By: Jaye Green
The first thing you must decide is whether you stay or go. Depending on how close to a body of water, the strength of your home, especially the roof, you decide. And act.People have died because they 'can't leave' their homes. These homes might...
When is hurricane season?
By: Jaye Green
June; too soonJuly; stand byAugust: it mustSeptember: rememberOctober: all overThose who grow up in the tropics learn this rhyme so as to be alert to Hurricane season.In the Western Hemisphere, although hurricanes have formed in every month but April, the majority of storms arrive...
By: M.R Vavala
The 25th of February, 2009- has been labelled, Black Saturday.When, with the ferocity of the flames, even the soil was alight with lapping red flames and fireballs- many families were caught unaware and unprepared- at least for this magnitude of fire. Entire families were...
Why do snowflakes have six sides?
By: JenThePen
Snow: An Icon and Hexagon at the Same TimeEveryone, besides some tanned Floridians, knows the feelings that the first cold front of the fall brings as it makes its way through their hometown. For those who have been in a place that sees cold weather...
The economic impact of blizzards
By: Kimberly Bunch
Blizzards do contribute to the depletion of state, and country emergency funds in the United States, thereby affecting the economy. Snow storms cause their share of calamities by paralyzing the normal functioning operations of a region during the snowstorm. The economy loss is due to...
How to prepare children for bad weather
By: Cheryl Abney
McKenzie's attitude and comment after Hurricane Wilma still cause me to smile at her version of "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade." McKenzie loves critters, any size, shape, or color. This eight-year-old wanna-be-veterinarian looked at the fallen tree and said with anticipation, "When...

 

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