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  • How to Prepare For a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
    June 10, 2020 Emergency Zone

    How to Prepare For a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

    Guest Writer: Rocio Espinoza In terms of property damage, floods by way of hurricanes and tropical storms are the most common forms of natural disasters in the United States. Floods can occur via torrential rains, rising water from rivers or...

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  • September 21, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Why Recent Disasters in Japan Spells Trouble for Us All

     
    Whether you believe that climate change is caused by man or naturally occurring, it's hard to deny the earth is getting hotter. 


    George Tselioudisa researcher at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, predicts that temperatures around the equator won’t change too much, but the temperatures near the poles will rise. It's believed that these changes in temperature will affect natural disasters...
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  • 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:

     





     

    Knowing what to...
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  • August 25, 2017 Emergency Zone

    What to Know About Hurricane Harvey


    By: Todd Norman, Emergency Zone

    It's Hurricane season, and Hurricanes are not an uncommon threat along the coasts. It is more rare for a hurricane to actually make landfall. The average of is 1.73 a year over the past 165 years.

    On occasion though there are hurricanes that can leave a more lasting impression. Some of us may recall Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana; and then Hurricane...
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  • July 14, 2015 Emergency Zone

    3 Tools for Surviving After a Hurricane Has Hit




    Do you know how to survive a hurricane? The bigger question is: do you know how to survive after the hurricane has destroyed your home? You will find great websites about how to prepare for hurricanes, but the following 4 items don't make it on most people's lists. They are tools that help with surviving after a hurricane has hit. When the hurricane passes and has left you without a working home...
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  • July 1, 2015 Emergency Zone

    7 Reasons to be Grateful for Hurricanes


    Image of a rainbow at the beach after a storm
    You may have heard the phrase "you have to be cruel to be kind" before, but probably not in relation to hurricanes. What most people don't know is that despite being capable of massive destruction, they actually provide necessary services to our planet. We fall into the common trap of focusing on the bad things, but not the good. In reality, hurricanes are one of nature's greatest gardener! Here...
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  • June 17, 2015 Emergency Zone

    What You Need To Know About Hurricanes


    Palm Trees Being Blown by Hurricane
    To Be Fully Prepared, One Must Have Knowledge
    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”(Sun Tzu) Knowing more about hurricanes is important because they are, in a sense, our...
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