Natural Disasters


Many people have seen the movie “Twister” and have gotten a relatively good idea about what a tornado is, but what really is considered a tornado?

What Is A Thunderstorm? Thunderstorms are some of the most frightening and powerful storms to hit the world. A thunderstorm can be known as a lightning storm, a thundershower or even an electrical storm.

Solar flares are what cause the aurora borealis and the aurora australis. These beautiful light shows are the result of energetic particles in the magnetosphere.

A landslide or landslip are a natural disaster, something which is unfortunately unavoidable. Landslides can vary in size but usually they always involve a large ground movement.

Hurricanes can be described as giant, swirling storms. They are severe ‘tropical storms’ and are usually accompanied by treacherous thunderstorms.

A heat wave, by definition is a period of time in which the temperatures are higher than normal for that region at that time of year.