Safety Against Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters
The rest of this book deals almost exclusively with the dangers we ourselves create. But every once in a while, mother nature decides to throw a disaster our way. Being prepared and knowing what to do ahead of time can help your family survive these events.
The remainder of this chapter explores different natural safety hazards topic by topic. But first, here are some interesting facts about natural disasters:
Facts about extreme weather & natural disasters
1. The USA experiences more severe weather than any other nation on earth, according to Scott Asbury, a program manager for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
2. Approximately one-third of the nation's economy - or roughly $3 trillion - is sensitive to weather and climate, according to the National Weather Service.
3. Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA each year, only about 10% are classified as "severe." The National Weather service defines a K thunderstorm as severe if...