Natural Disasters. By: Taylor Merrill. Contents. What are natural disasters? Tornadoes Volcanoes Earthquakes Blizzard Floods Tsunami Drought Avalanches Sources. Natural Disasters.
What are natural disasters?
There are many types of tornadoes. A few of them are…. Supercell Tornadoes, Landspout,Gustnadoes, Waterspouts, Dust Devils and Firewhirls.
Supercell tornadoes- are the most powerful kind of volcano. They are great big thunder storms with such a strong wind they can throw ANYTHING
Landspout- are generally weaker than a supercell and are not related to a wall cloud.
Gustnadoes-are very weak and have a very few minute life to live. They usually follow the front of a thunder storm.
Watercell- are formed over a larger area of water. They create small thunder storms and rarely turn in to a supercell tornadoes.
Dust devils – formed on deserts on hot, dry, and lightly breezy days. They are not associated with clouds or thunder storms.
An eruption maybe a deadly disaster alone without the lava and ash. The lava is produced during the eruption is superhot rock and is crumbly and gluey. The volcanic ash. There are many volcanic dangers such as lava flows, pyroclasticflow, lahars, gases landslide avalanches and tsunamis.
Earthquakes are one of the most powerful event on the earth causing landslides and avalanches. They can also cause fires, and broken gas and power lines!!! An earth quake is when the tectonic plates move. This causes buildings to collapse, and cracks in the earth.
Blizzards are strong snow storms. This happens when the cold air is moved to warmer climates from the arctic. Most blizzards end with a very unusual warm period.
Floods cover a normally dry area of land most floods are harmful. They erode and carry away houses and a lot of other things. Most floods cost at least 1billion dollars to repair the damages.
Floods are created mostly from rainfall on snow, ice jams, rainfall and snowfall.
9.2 earthquake so powerful it actually sped the rotation of Earth!
This happens from drought!