Extreme Weather By: jhamir & Dj

Severe and extreme weather comes in many shapes and sizes.These dangerous weather phenomenons cannot be stopped but they can be controlled.What would you do if you got stuck or was caught in one of these weather phenomenons?

Wildfires are dangerous forest fires that can be caused by lightning, human carelessness, arson and volcanic eruptions.The worst wildfire in history was the wildfire in Great Peshtigo which burned 3.8 million acres and killed 1500 in wisconsin, pennsylvania, and michigan on october 8-14, 1871.A wildfire is also known as a wildland fire, forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, peat fire, bushfire (in Australia), or a hill fire which is an uncontrolled fire that often occurs in wildland areas, but which can also absorb houses or agricultural resources.Wildfires affect people by burning trees which lead to asthma and lung disease. 90% of wildfires are caused by humans.


A thunderstorm, also known as an electric storm, lightning storm, or thundershower. A thunderstorm is a storm that is characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth’s atmosphere, known as thunder. Thunderstorms occur in association with a type of cloud known as a cumulonimbus. The worst thunderstorm in history was the thunderstorm in Texas in Fort Worth on 5/5/1995. Thunderstorms are also known to start forest fires which burn and everything in its path. At any given moment about 2000 thunderstorms are occurring. About 10% of thunderstorms are severe thunderstorms.Thunderstorms affect people by causing a ruckus and starting fires, and also causing power outages.

A tornado of violently rotating winds that are having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system. They are also referred to as twisters, whirlwinds or cyclones. The worst tornado in history was the tri-state tornado, killing 695 and injuring 2027 people. It rampaged through Missouri illinois and indiana at a rapid speed of 395 mph on March 18, 1925. Tornados unlike most natural disasters affect people with wind and cause destruction to people's property instead of themselves. About 60 people die from tornadoes each year.

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