Archive for the ‘Tornadoes & Hurricanes’ Category

Manage The Stress of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters happen. Even if we “prepare” for them – that is to say get a few moments’ head start thanks to our high tech gadgets and engineering feats – there is very little that we can do. The tough part is they affect us in every possible way – economically, physically, emotionally, psychologically. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says that the “psychological devastation will affect more lives than the physical or economic toll.”According to professor Bob Montgomery, president…

Better Understanding of Hurricane

We are often apprehensive about hurricanes because of the destruction that its heavy rains, strong winds, and large waves can bring to our neighborhood and community. But what, exactly, is a hurricane?A hurricane is a huge storm which is commonly characterized by strong gusts of winds spiraling in an inward-upward direction. Its speed ranges from 75 to 200 mph. It typically moves over the open ocean for over a week. It targets the warm ocean waters because this is where it usually gathers heat a…

Facts About Tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. They are created by powerful thunderstorms. Tornadoes are characterized by their funnel shape, extending to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. The tornadoes path of damage can go for over a mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornadoes sometimes develop so fast that there’s usually very little time for advance warning. Here are some markers. Before a tornado strikes, the wind may decrease or even die down. The air may become ver…

Global Warming Will Intensify Hurricanes and Tornadoes

The lastest news regarding the scientific debate about how, and whether global warming will affect the world’s most violent storms, is that there will be stronger storms – dust devils and water spouts, tornadoes and hurricanes. Or at least this is what us predicted by a team from the University of Michigan. In the Swedish Journal Tellus A, the University of Michigan team of well-respected and well-credentialed scientists, improves on the predictions of computer models which stimulate the effects…

Five Most Deadly US Tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most devastating phenomena. Through the years, they have devastated countless communities and damaged quite a number of properties as well as cost a number of lives in the process. Here is a list of the worst tornadoes to ever hit the US soil through history. Tri-State TornadoThe Tri-State Tornado devastated Missouri, Indiana and Illinois on March 18, 1925. It was considered as the worst tornado in US history. The Tri-State Tornado ravaged communities along the thre…

Facts About Hurricane

What is a hurricane?Hurricanes are large tropical storms which can be 600 miles across, carries strong winds that go more than 74 to 200 miles per hour, and huge amounts of rain. The term tropical storm is used to refer to a storm with wind speeds under 74 miles per hour. Anything above is this limit is already considered as a hurricane. A hurricane lasts for only about a week and moves at a speed of 10-20 miles per hour when over open ocean. Hurricanes are stronger over open waters and weakens …

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Everyone dreads hearing the news of a strong hurricane heading their way. But it is an inevitable fact that one should prepare and consider available options in order to better hurdle and cope up with a setback such as storms. No one will be able to know if everything will come out fine in its aftermath, especially with unpredictable storms. But there are some ways that you can do to prepare yourself for what might happen.Hurricanes are powerful and dangerous and should always be considered as s…