Knowing what Disasters to Expect in the South The southern part of the United States, traditionally mark by its proximity to the coast, is an area that is vulnerable to a lot of disasters. As such, it is a good idea for people to be familiar with these events, as well as knowing what to do if one of them should occur. What Kind of Storms Should be Expected? The South is a geographical area that is marked by storms and upheaval when there is an emergency of any kind. By far the most pronounced disasters of all to affect the area will be hurricanes. Hurricanes are ferocious tropical storms that do millions of dollars in storm damage each year. These storms are especially problematic in the South due to the geographical location of these states, along with their topography. As a rule of thumb, Southern states tend to be close to the coast, so a storm can blow inland quite quickly and last even over landlocked areas. Additionally, these areas also tend to be affected by conditions relating to the storm, even if they are not being directly impacted by it. The topography of these areas tend to be quite flat and about at sea level, meaning that there are no real land features to break up the flow of the storm as it builds and spreads. As such, those who live in the South need to understand the dangers of these storms as well as the damage they cause, and be ready for them. Tornadoes are also a common occurrence in these areas, which are storms of a different kind. This is again because of topography and climate conditions which allow for the creation of a cyclone, as well as allowing it to perpetuate and spread across the landscape. Learning about other Emergencies Flooding and fires and drought are also disasters which need to be taken into account when leaning about emergencies and the best ways to deal with them. When it all comes down to it, such a variety stands to do real damage and threaten lives, so knowing how to respond is critical. Putting in the effort to become informed about these disasters definitely gives people a distinct advantage when it comes to dealing with them. Such preparation can be lifesaving in nature for both you and your loved ones. Such an effort to be informed and prepared definitely is an investment, but it is one that is so worth it. There really is no way to really quantify the worth of the safety of your loved ones- because such a thing is priceless compared to any other consideration when a disaster hits. We often get preoccupied with the things of this world and the daily flow of life, so we sometimes forget what is important. However, when a disaster strikes all of the things previously thought to be crucial fade away. During an emergency event, your thoughts will be with yourself and with family and friends. Being able to do anything possible to assist them in getting through one of these experiences safely is essential to being able to enjoy peace of mind.
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