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Hurricanes vs Tornadoes vs Cyclones – What’s the Difference?

Many common questions surround storms and natural disasters. One of the most common is “What is the difference between a cyclone, a hurricane, and a typhoon?” As it turns out the biggest difference between the three is where on the planet they take place. Cyclones occur in the South Pacific and the Indian Oceans. Typhoons…

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The 20 Deadliest Tornadoes on Record in the US & World

Without a doubt, tornadoes are among the most destructive natural disasters on the planet. Even Hollywood is hard-pressed to come up with anything as devastating as a tornado; the movie monster Godzilla can only breathe fire for so far, and Hollywood must look to the stars for comets and asteroids to top the power of…

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Fire Prevention, Preparedness & Recovery

On This Page: Introduction Kids Seniors Pets Additional Resources Introduction Fire prevention and preparation are crucial to decreasing the number of injuries and deaths from this disaster. In 2012, there were 2,855 deaths and 16,500 injuries across the United States related to fires.1 To combat this, people need to be educated in responses and steps…

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The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety

It’s critically important to know a thing or two about wildfire safety. Why? First, 90 percent of all wildfires are started by humans, whether from arson, careless behavior, or lack of fire safety. Weather factors, such as lightning and drought conditions, also contribute to wildfires.

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Tornado Safety Guide

Tornadoes (from the Latin tornare, “to twist or turn”) are destructive rotary funnel clouds. Born from powerful thunderstorms, they can wipe out a neighborhood in mere seconds. Wind speeds can reach 300 mph, and the path of devastation can be one mile wide and fifty miles long. Tornadoes usually form at the trailing edge of…

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Fun & Interesting Facts About Tornadoes For Kids

Tornadoes are scary, there’s no doubt about it. But if you learn how they form and what they’re all about, you can be better prepared if you and your family go through one. On This Page Tornado Definition What Do Tornadoes Look Like? How Do They Form? When & Where Tornadoes Happen History of the…

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Safety Tips For Tornadoes: Dos and Don’ts

Tornadoes can strike anywhere at any time, requiring immediate action to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Knowing what to do — and what not to do — when a tornado warning is issued can mean the difference between life and death. Here’s what you need to know: DON’T:  Wait until the tornado is…

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5 Post-Tornado Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

WAIT TO ENTER DAMAGED BUILDINGS Stay out of all damaged structures until local emergency officials have expressed that it’s safe to enter.   WEAR PROPER SHOES AND CLOTHING Wear long sleeves and pants – as well as gloves and work boots or sturdy shoes – to avoid injuries from stray nails and other hazardous debris….

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10 Essential Tornado Supplies For Your Survival Kit

Tornadoes can leave significant devastation — sometimes requiring you to survive without power, water and access to groceries and supplies for several days. Don’t be caught unprepared. Keep the following in your home in case of emergency:   WATER Keep a supply of at least three gallons per person for a three-day period for drinking,…

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Prevención, Preparación y Recuperación en Incendios

Para la versión en Inglés, por favor haga clic aquí. En esta página Introducción Niños Adultos mayores Mascotas Recursos adicionales Introducción La prevención de incendios y preparación es crucial para disminuir el número de accidentes y muertes por este desastre. En 2012, ocurrieron 2,855 muertes y hubo 16,500 heridos en todo Estados Unidos relacionados con…

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