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					             BELL WORK
Are you prepared for a natural
disaster? Have you ever been in
one?
SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES
SAFETY IN WEATHER EMERGENCIES
            OBJECTIVES
• explain how to stay safe during severe
  weather.

• identify various kinds of weather
  emergencies and natural disasters.
           TORNADOES
Tornadoes are often found in
  the central states.
tornado A whirling, funnel-
  shaped windstorm that may
  drop from the sky to the
  ground
  Hazardous Weather and Natural
            Disasters
Even the most careful planning and best
 safety habits can’t prevent weather
 emergencies and natural disasters.
     TORNADO SAFETY
STAY CLEAR OF WINDOWS
TAKE CARE
GET LOW
TORNADO
                 HURRICANE
The storm clouds of a
  hurricane can extend over
  hundreds of miles and
  revolve around a calm
  center called an eye.
hurricane A strong
  windstorm with driving rain
  that originates at sea
Hurricanes commonly turn up
  along the Atlantic Coast and
  the Gulf of Mexico.
        HURRICANES
BOARD UP WINDOWS
CLOSE STORM SHUTTERS
LEAVE THE AREA AND HEAD ISLAND
           HURRICANES
The National Weather Service tracks the
 path of a hurricane by recording the
 coordinates of its location at regular
 intervals.
HURRICANE
               BLIZZARD
During a blizzard, visibility
  can be reduced to less
  than 500 feet, making it
  easy to get lost or
  disoriented.
blizzard A very heavy
  snowstorm with winds up
  to 45 miles per hour
         BLIZZARDS
STAY INDOORS
BUNDLE UP
DON’T WANDER
                  FLOODS
Flash floods are responsible
  for the majority of flood
  fatalities
HEAD TO HIGH GROUND
NEVER SWIM, WALK,BIKE,
  OR RIDE IN CAR IN FLOOD
  WATERS
PAY ATTENTION TO
  BULLETINS FROM THE
  NATIONAL WEATHER
  SERVICE
          EARTHQUAKE
An earthquake can happen anywhere in the
  United States, but most happen west of
  the Rocky Mountains.
earthquake A violent shaking movement
     of the earth’s surface
        EARTHQUAKES
STAY INDOORS
GET IN THE OPEN IF
 OUTDOORS
BE CAREFUL
 AFTERWARD
EARTHQUAKE

				
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