ALEXIS & KENDALL SEVERE WEATHER

WILDFIRES

HOW DOES A WILDFIRE FORM?

Wildfires form when the forest is really dry ,and a person either forgets to put out their campfire or they throw a lighted cigarette in the bushes. They can also be started by lightning.

A DEVASTATING WILDFIRE

One of the largest fires in history was in 1825. The fire tore through Maine and New Brunswick, Canada,burning 3 million acres of forest.

HOW TO PREPAREDNESS

1) Have specific evacuations procedures , including routes and exits. 2) Have the right equipment for each person in case of emergencies. 3)Plan ahead. SAVE YOURSELVES!!

HOW TO SURVIVE

LEAVE THE AREA! Do not wait around to see how things develop. Wildfires are so powerful,unpredictable,and destructive,that even well equipped and trained professionals fire fighter die when they become trapped by an onrushing blaze. Be aware of what is going on around you at all times . SAVE YOURSELVES!If you are trapped above a fire get out as fast as you can. Don't try to save anything.Stuff is replaceable ,LIVES ARE NOT.

HOW TO RECOVER

Emergency fire shelter .When you escape and have know where else to go , firefighters use a fire shelter. It has very protect able covering o hide under as the fire passes. They are lightweight and, and cost $300-$400.

STATISTICS

90% of the wildfires are started by humans. These fire shelters claim to reflect 95% of radiant heat.

TORNADO

HOW THEY FORM

When a cold front and a warm front meet and collide , then start to funnel up and eventually touches the earth. Cumulonimbus clouds are associated with heavy rain,snow,hail,lightning and even tornadoes.

DEVASTATING OCCURRENCES

Bangladesh on April 26,1989. The violent tornado carved a path a mile wide and 10 miles long. It was destroying the towns of Manikgank, Sadar , Saturia. An estimated 1,300 people people were killed and an additional 12,000 were injured.

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