When I started thinking about this survey and its subsequent quiz, I wondered if there was enough material. Rest assured (or really not) there are plenty of potential mega-colossal disasters out there to think about.
By mega-colossal disasters, I mean the really big one. The earthquake that shakes the world, or the disease that wipes us [Click title to read more...]
One of the first things in a disaster, especially a mega-colossal disaster, is choosing to stay put or flee. Sometimes there are enough warnings to have time to pack essentials, sometimes not.
For example, an extreme hurricane or cyclone would be on the radar for hours or even days before it struck your area. And [Click title to read more...]
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Landslides are a major geological hazard because they are widespread. In the U.S., slides occur in all 50 states and territories. They cause $1-2 billion in damages and more than 25 fatalities on average each year.
Landslides commonly occur in connection with other major natural disasters such as [Click title to read more...]
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If you like lists, you’ll love the second one, “Basic”. It’s overflowing with lists about preparing, getting through, and dealing with the aftermath.
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Between 1980 and 1990, volcanic activity killed at least 26,000 people and forced nearly 450,000 to flee from their homes (according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). But that figure is for all around the world. It seems like volcanoes don’t really happen in the United States. Right? Right? Read our article about Mount St. Helens and the many other volcanoes in the U.S. by clicking… [Click title to read more...]
While working on a new quiz about volcanoes, I’m watching the news full of exasperated tourists hunkered down at airports around the north Atlantic, as the Icelandic volcano foiled travel plans for millions of airline passengers. It could have been much worse given the explosive power of volcanoes.
Iceland has about 22 active volcanoes (and [Click title to read more...]