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    specific storms, how they move, where they are most common and potentially the damaged they can cause to the land and people who live in those areas. If these storms possess forceful winds causing a great amount of damage they fall under wind-based category. Wind-based Violent Storms Wind-based storms main ingredient is wind. The storms that use wind to create violence are thunderstorms, tornadoes, and cyclones. Numerous of these storms exist prominently in certain areas of the world, but have the capability to happen anywhere. In Physical geography, geographers track storms and record the data for future review allowing us to see patterns in weather. With the data collected geographers can tell that the thunderstorm causes the most damage yearly.…

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    Summary: The Joplin Effect

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    The Joplin Effect Natural disasters are defined as major adverse events that result from the natural processes on earth. These events include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic events that can cause loss of life or severe property damage. The severity of the adverse event depends on the affected population’s ability to recover from such an event as well as the infrastructure available. Weather (meteorological) disasters are adverse…

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    Ef4 Tornado Essay

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    The states that experience the highest number of tornadoes are Texas, Kansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Mississippi. Not only do these states have the highest number of tornadoes, but they also have some of the most dangerous and devastating tornadoes. The Enhanced Fujita Scale can describe just how strong these tornadoes can get. These scales are based on the damage they cause after a tornado. There are six different categories on the scale that range from 0-5. EF0 describes minor or no…

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    Wind Storm Research Paper

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    Have you ever seen a powerful wind storm that destroyed houses, uprooted, and totaled cars? What are these mysterious, naturally occurring wind storms? Nobody truly knows how long these mysterious wind storms have been around. They do know this; that they are naturally occurring. These mysterious wind storms are called tornadoes. Tornadoes are very destructive and can cause people to be homeless. What are tornadoes? A tornado is a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having…

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    I felt my insides flipping inside out as I watched the winds forcefully whisk the lake around, the waves angry. The pool was overflowing with water, the chairs were being thrown across the pool, against the gates by the forces of nature. The sky was getting darker and darker as the monster moved closer. Jolting from the clouds were sparks of flashes, lightning bolts touching the tip of the highest wave and disappearing back into the sky. My toes were tingling with fear, I wanted to disappear…

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    Thousands of tornadoes have ripped through the United States over recent history. The EF5 tornado that occurred in Joplin, Missouri happens to be the most expensive tornado on record. Tornadoes occur during some severe thunderstorms; winds spiral horizontally, then turn vertically, a funnel cloud forms which ends up reaching the ground, which is the tornado. Some tornadoes can be minor while others can cause dozens of deaths and millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage. Winds can reach…

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    the operation of a critical infrastructure. These hazards must be assessed to determine the significant risks and how to implement practice to reduce these risks. In this essay it will discuss the threats and hazards that affect the chemical sector and the consequences should the sector be compromised. The essay will also cover the measures taken by the various levels of government and the private sector relating to the five mission areas. The chemical sector has its own hazards and…

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    In a dangerous situation, it’s not always a person’s decision to whether they live or not. For example, there are many factors that can increase or decrease the chance of one’s survival. These factors could be from the weather conditions a person is in, or could be a person’s disability to perform an action. If somebody is out at sea like the crew from “The Voyage of the James Caird” and in severe weather conditions, they shouldn’t be blamed for their actions because they have no control over…

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    run around in an unsuccessful attempt to regain body heat, only to make the frostbite worse (847-848). His brief loss of sanity symbolizes his own instincts kicking in too late. The failed attempts at starting fires and his conscience loss lead the man to accept he would never make it to camp, thus causing him to give up and die. The man’s failed journey through the Yukon did not come without great determination. The physical limitations he gains and the decline in his ability to listen to…

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    Why Tornadoes Are Bad

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    Why are storms so dangerous and damaging? There are many storms out there that are bad, like hurricanes, thunder storms and tornadoes. They all can be damage, hurricanes can flood a town in seconds. A thunderstorm can ruin electricity with the lighting, and tornadoes and destroy your home in seconds. Tornadoes can be the worst in many ways, with there strong winds, how big they are and how they can pop up so fast. The reason or part of the reason they can be so dangerous is because of the shape.…

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