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Natural Disasters: Relief Efforts
A collection of sites describing natural disasters and various relief efforts. Provides preparation and clean-up tips and how to protect family animals. Includes videos, games, and quizzes about natural disasters. eThemes Resources on specific disasters are included.
This is a collection of checklists by the Red Cross to help citizens plan for a possible disaster. Different lists are available for fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, heat wave and others. They include what to do before, during and after the emergency.
Contains 14 sites that explain how natural disasters such as volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes develop. Also contains news and history of disasters. Most sites are graphic-heavy and somewhat interactive.
These sites are about avalanches and blizzards and how they form. Also includes information about winter storms and snow. Learn about rescue dogs used in avalanches. There are photographs and videos of these natural disasters.
These sites contain information about tsunamis and what causes them. See photos and video of their destructive power when they reach land. Includes color sheets to print out and an online picture book.
These sites contain basic information about tornadoes with illustrations, photographs, and many dramatic videos. Also includes safety procedures to follow during tornado watches and warnings. See U.S. maps that locate high-risk tornado areas and browse through tables of statistics. Try the hands-on activities.