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: Nan C Avery
Californians are aware of wildfires. Wildfires burn acres and acres of land. Wildfires encroach and place family homes in danger. Wildfires are seasonal.There are two types of wildfires in California. One type is the natural cycle of lightning strikes that burn old growth away...
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...
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
Wildfires spread through dry forests, brush, and grasslands at terrific speed, destroying thousands of acres of timber, homes, and everything else in their paths. All of this can result from a mere spark, sometimes from an act of nature, such as a lightening strike, but...
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...

 

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