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FC: Weather By: Laurie Guerra

1: Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the ocean. They rotate in a counter clockwise direction around an eye. They can cause severe damage with heavy rain, waves and winds.

2: Landslides take place when dirt, pebbles, rocks and boulders slide down a slope together. Sometimes these landslides are small, and hardly noticeable. Other times however, they can be substantial, involving the entire side of a mountain.

3: Tornadoes come from powerful thunderstorms and appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds. Tornado winds can reach 300 miles per hour. They cause damage when they touch down on the ground.

4: A tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of huge waves that happen after an undersea disturbance, such as an earthquake or volcano eruption. | This picture is of Sumata before and after a tsunami struck the area. Notice the mass devastation.

5: Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth’s surface. Earthquakes happen along "fault lines" in the earth’s crust. Although they only last a couple of minutes, they can cause major destruction.

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  • Title: Weather
  • Descriptions of major natural disasters
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  • Published: over 8 years ago