Emergency Zone

  • May 2, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Earth's Deadly Storms: Hurricanes


    What Should I Know?

     




     

    There are many factors that contribute to the creation of a hurricane. Hurricanes can vary in size and strength. This impacts the damage that occurs. National Geographic explains how hurricanes work: 

     













    Hurricanes are categorized by their wind speed. The higher the number, the greater the damage. The weather channel explains the categories and the damage they cause:

     





     

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  • May 2, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Three Strong Earthquakes Shake the Pacific on May 1st 2018

    Fiji Was Hit
     
    On May 1st, Fiji endured three separate earthquakes. The first was that occurred was 64 miles from Lautoka Fiji, and it was rated as a 5.2 on the Richter scale. The second was 154 miles from Fiji, and it measured in at a 5.9. The third occurred about 10 minutes after the second and it was 157 miles from Fiji, measuring in at a 4.7.
     
     
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  • April 27, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Are You Prepared for Tornado Season?

    Are You Prepared for Tornado Season?

    What Should I Know?

     

     
     
    A tornado can strike at any time of the year, but they are most popular March-May in the southern states, and summer months for the northern states. 

     

    They are more likely to strike between 3:00pm-9:00pm, but can occur during any hour of the day. 

     


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    Tornadoes are categorized by the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The higher the number, the more damage is will probably occur. 

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • April 16, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Flooding: What You May or May Not Already Know

    With the beauty of Springtime, the deadliness of floods come. The snow starts melting, and spring storms start coming.
    Many places are already seeing the effects of these deadly floods.
    Kauai, Hawaii is in a state of emergency, and dealing with mudslides because of their flash floods. Below are pictures that depict the damages that occurred.

    Flooding happens, what should we do or not do during the...
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  • April 16, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Nature is Taking its Toll


    Weather tends to be unpredictable. The winter storm Xanto struck many northern states this past week. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, the storm broke the record for the heaviest snow fall in April, and 2nd for the heaviest snowfall of all-time.
    Wisconsin was not the only state effected. Below is what weather.com reported as "some of the top snow and ice reports from Xanto".

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  • February 20, 2018 Emergency Zone

    What Do Natural Disasters Mean for Me?

    Natural disasters have been around long before man. They are natural occurrences of the earth. Places flood. The earth shakes. There is nothing inherently wrong with these events until it disrupts life. Thousands of earthquakes aren’t felt, but they are there. Some happen in the middle of the ocean, so we don’t notice. One thing is for sure in life; there will always be uncertainty. Scientists are...
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  • January 27, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Hope for the Best, but Plan for the Worst

    Natural disasters are going on all around us, even if we are oblivious to them.

     

    How many of us knew that Paris is flooding, that California had deadly mudslides, or that Albay in the Philippines is getting ready for a possible three-month emergency!

     

    Theriver Seine is rising in Paris. It has forced over 650 people to evacuate their homes, so they can be safe. The end isn’t even in sight.

     

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  • August 14, 2017 Emergency Zone

    Take Landslides Seriously


    Today, in Sierra Leone, a catastrophic mudslide is ravaging the outskirts of Freetown. One mortuaryalone reported 300 dead so far, and the final count is likely to be much higher. With the continuing rains, the danger is not over. The high level of death and destruction is due primarily to all of the poor not being able to afford to legally construct housing that is up to safety and engineering...
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  • February 12, 2016 Emergency Zone

    The Zika Virus Meets its Match

    The Zika Virus Meets its Match





    The Zika Virus is spreading rapidly throughout South America. Just recently it spread to Florida, and now it's been confirmed in Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio, too. It's spread most commonly by mosquitoes. If you're traveling to a warm area with mosquitoes, or if you just want to be prepared for summer, you'll want this high quality mosquito netwith you. It's...
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