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Transcript of Nature Disasters
There's a 100 percent chance of an earthquake today.
Earthquakes are very common occurrences on this planet. So today, somewhere, an earthquake will occur.
It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage.
It may be so light that only sensitive instruments will feel its motion; it may shake houses, rattle windows, and displace small objects; or it may be strong enough to cause property damage, injury, and death.
The damage, destruction, and death associated of a earthquake
The effects of an earthquake are strongest in a broad zone surrounding the epicenter.
Waves of a earthquake can produce destructive vibrations in buildings and break water and gas lines, starting uncontrollable fires.
According to official estimates of the major earthquake in 2010, 316,000 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and 188,383 damaged in the Port au Prince area and in much of southern Haiti.
How to Prepare for an Earthquake
Check for hazards inside your home and begin to fix them.
Create a Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Prepare disaster supplies in advance.
Work with your community to be prepared.
A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with a speed of up to 300 mph.
An Earthquake is the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust
Before an Earthquake
Identify safe places very close to you at home, school or workplace. Develop a Household Emergency Plan and have emergency survival items so that you can cope on your own for at least three days.
During an Earthquake
If outside, move no more than a few steps to a safe place, drop, cover, and hold. Stay away as far as possible from building wall. If in a lift, stop at the nearest floor and get out. If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road. Stay in the vehicle until the shaking stops. Walk to an outside safe place when the shaking has stopped. Stay there.
After an Earthquake
Expect aftershocks and help those around you if you can. Report injuries or fires to the emergency services. Put out small fires. Listen to the radio for advice and information. If your property is damaged, take notes or photos. for the loss adjustor.
Do not go sightseeing and stay out of damaged buildings!
a tsuami is a long sea wave caused by a earthquake, submarine, landslide or other sea disturbances.
tsunami`s don`t resemble regular sea waves because their wave lenght is much longer and deadlier.
tsunami cause damage two ways their force and the speed of the wave traveling and their debris they carry with it.
tsunami can not be predicted even if they know the location.
they have some automated system that provides warnings right after a earthquake in time to save lives
the united states west coast send sirens and alerts on tv, radio, using
emegency alert system.
preparing for tsunami
during a tsunami you should find your way to high ground like the top floor of a tall building or a garage and you should stay away from beaches.
make sure you have supplies just in cause your stuck somewhere for awhile.
during a tsunami dont worry about personal belongs bause you life is woth much more