Natural Disasters And their affects on earth

Imagine everything you know

OUR MAIN POINTS

  • What is climate?
  • How does climate affect natural disasters?
  • What are some natural disasters?
  • How can I protect my home and family from natural disasters?
  • The description of the long-term pattern of weather in a particular area
  • Climate affects our lives as well as the lives of animals by maintaining and changing the environment in which they live in
  • These effects can be positive or negative
  • According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gasses going up can contribute to increased intensity of storms, including tropical cyclones with higher wind speeds, a wetter Asian monsoon.
  • Climate change is causing less cold weather, decreasing the chance for blizzards and other cold related disasters.
  • There are many different natural disasters, including hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfire, earthquake, and many many more.
  • Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people.
  • Worldwide in 2011, there were 154 floods, 16 droughts, and 15 cases of extreme temperature.
  • Natural disasters are different for every person. People in Florida are used to hurricanes, but not avalanches.

Now that you all know about climate and natural disasters, you may want to know how to protect yourself against them. Some examples are:

  • TORNADOES: Go down to the lowest point you can and stay away from windows. Don't go outside.
  • HURRICANES: As soon as a watch or warning is put into effect, leave low lying areas. Secure any loose outside objects and ensure that you have enough water and food for a few days. Board up windows, and place sand bags by windows and doors. Stay away from windows in a secure room. Don't use phone or candle, and don't go out even if it looks calm.
  • MUD SLIDES: Try to get inside a sturdy building. Barricade doors and go under a table. Brace yourself and dot move until the landslide has stopped for ten minutes.
  • EARTHQUAKE: once you feel the ground shake, drop to the ground underneath a table and huddle. Do not leave until you are sure it has stopped.

Now that you can protect your self from a natural disaster, you may be wondering how to protect your home.

  • Use better materials
  • Use different design

SOME INTERESTING FACTS

  • The chance of you dying from a tornado (1 to 60,000) is greater than the chances of you dying in an earthquake (1 to 131,890).
  • Earthquakes commonly happen all over Alaska.
  • The most common natural disasters in Colorado are bizzards
  • The least safe state overall for natural disaster risk is Texas, whereas the safest is Wyoming.
  • The states most prepared for natural disasters is Vermont and North Dakota. The state least prepared is Colorado.

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