Though both a tornado and a hurricane are fraught with terrible consequences, both in terms of material damage and the possible injuries, when choosing between the two, I would rather face a hurricane than a tornado. There are several reasons for the choice that I have made, yet a comparative predictability of a hurricane is the feature that was defining in the comparison between the two (Lutgens and Tarbuck “The Atmosphere in Motion” 447). Indeed, a closer look at a...
In the 21st century the world has been taken aback by the yearly natural and manmade disasters that have occurred everywhere. No matter how prepared we believe are there is always area of improvement or an area of learning after each and every disaster. Specifically some areas even in the United States aren’t as up to date on technology that could prevent or curtail some of the damage or losses from these disasters. Perhaps they don’t see enough issues to...
Frequent tornadoes are typical climate features in North America that happen in different regions including Canada, the East Coast and the Florida Peninsula. Special sirens are installed to warn citizens about the emergence of a tornado, and houses are supplied with lower-level safe spaces; however, these means are not sufficient to keep people entirely from harm. The consequences of tornadoes are inevitable, and many different organizations help people overcome difficulties caused by such disasters. AmeriCares is one such organization that...
Natural hazard refers to catastrophic events or phenomenon of atmospheric, geological, and hydrological origins that can cause fatalities, property damage, social environmental disruption and can indirectly cause social grievances and resource scarcities. These includes earthquake, tornadoes, Volcanic eruption, tsunamis, floods, typhoons and thunderstorms, hurricanes epidemics etc. It usually occurs randomly i. e. is probabilistic and its output is usually given considering both direct and indirect effects it causes. A tornadoes are violent columns of rotating air with a speed of...
Tornados cause many deaths and injuries every year. “On average, tornados cause 70 deaths and 1,500 injuries in the United States every year.” (Rudolph 19). The deadliest tornado in United States history is the Tri-state tornado of 1925. The tornado struck before modern technology was available to record the actual strength of the tornado, but it is accepted that the tornado would have been recorded as an F5 if it were to happen now (Hyde). The Tri-State tornado started in...
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What are natural disasters? Natural disasters are catastrophic events that cause great damage or loss of life. Natural disasters consist of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc. But, what causes these natural disasters? Natural disasters are usually the effect of bad weather. In recent years, temperature levels have increased to new records. These temperature increases are a result of climate change. (Dunbar) What is the difference between weather and climate and what does it have to do with climate change? Most people...
When I was a child my mother and father always told me to grateful for the people in my life and the things I have because you never know when it can be taken away from you. I will never forget that humbling experience that taught me the importance of family and how precious life itself truly is. Every day is a new day no matter the situation I learned to never give up on myself. It was such a...
The weather is a strange thing. One day it can be cold and rainy; the next day, it’s perfectly warm and sunny for sandals and bikinis on the beach. Humans have managed to develop products that enable them to handle many kinds of weather. For example, when it rains, an umbrella comes along way. When it’s overly hot, a sunscreen takes care of their skin. When snow piles up, a snow shovel comes in handy. However, certain locations experience extreme...
Caitria and Morgan O’Neill are two sisters who come from the city of Monson. Their hometown was hit by a tornado, and they felt the urge to offer their help to the townsfolk. They realized that when a disaster occurs more so naturally, there is only a limited period of time for help to be offered from global organizations, before other people need the same help too thus, it is very important for people to get themselves ready for recovery...
A tornado is a destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath the base of a thunderstorm connecting to the ground. It is made up of water, dust, and debris. A tornado is the most violent of all atmospheric storms. Tornado storms occur when dry cold moving air meets with warm moist moving air. When these drafts meet they create columns of air. When these drafts meet and create columns of air...
In regards to the domestic and international newspaper, I was able to find articles related to the recent tornado in Louisiana. For the domestic newspaper, the article was titled, “Louisiana Hammered by Tornadoes” (McGILL, 2017). For the international newspaper their article was titled, “Severe damage after tornadoes batter Louisiana” (BBC News, 2017). I used the U.S News for the domestic newspaper and BBC for the international newspaper. The purpose of this article is to inform to the public, whether it...
I was sitting in front of my desk when suddenly a message arrived on my phone with an alert from the national weather bureau letting the population knew that a tornado was on its way to the area where I live. I was terrified when I saw the alert, because I have never experienced such disaster even though I know how ruthless tornadoes can be especially taking into account that they are “violently rotating columns of air funnels look like...