Showing posts with label disasters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label disasters. Show all posts

August 24, 2012

20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. This is a reminder that we should be ready at all times for all types of disasters. Hurricane season is great time to talk to students about being prepared and what to expect when disasters strike. Hurricanes: The Science Behind Killer Storms is part of our six-book series The Science Behind Natural Disasters.
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-2971-2
Grades 5–6

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June 01, 2012

According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane season in the Atlantic begins today, June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15th and also ends November 30th. Here are some ways to get ready for a storm:

When a storm watch is issued:
1. Fill prescriptions; drugstores may be closed or damaged for weeks.
2. Fill vehicles with gas, in the case of evacuations.
3. Have cash on hand for necessities.
4. Fill sinks/bathtubs with spare water, in case your house loses its water service
5. Move all easily blown objects inside.

For more information on storms and stories from survivors and rescue workers that have seen their wrath, check out our new title, The Deadly Storm Alert! by Carmen Bredeson for grades 5–9 from our new six-book  Disasters–People in Peril series.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-4014-4