Different Types of Natural Disasters

Every area is subject to some of the worst weather our world has to offer.  However, exactly which natural disaster, or disasters, an area experiences differs widely.

If you’re thinking about moving, you should definitely know what possible calamities you’re moving into. They

can affect the type of place you move into, the type of insurance you get, and the type of neighborhood you live in.  This requires doing some research to learn about the local natural disasters and potential risk of experiencing one.

Here are some of the most common natural disasters:

  • Tornadoes – These twisting winds terrorize much of the Midwest, from Texas to Minnesota.
  • Hurricanes – Spawned in the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans, hurricanes are massive storms that can devastate entire cities on the coasts along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
  • Earthquakes – They can strike anywhere, but they are most common in California, namely along the San Andreas Fault.
  • Thunderstorms – You might not think they’re a big deal, but basic thunderstorms are one of the most dangerous natural phenomenons.  Why?  Lightning.  Thunderstorms can occur just about anywhere, but the Midwest and Florida are know for some of the worst.
  • Floods – Flash floods hit deserts and can kill hikers with little or no warning.  However, it’s the bigger floods, from swollen rivers and lakes, that can destroy homes.
  • Blizzards – Blizzards can cause white-out conditions, icy concrete and extreme cold.  People should seek shelter and stay there.  Blizzards hit much of the northern US, especially along the Great Lakes, which create lake effect snow.
  • Fog – Really, fog?  Yeah, fog creates extremely dangerous driving conditions.  Most people try to tough them out, because it’s just fog, and end up causing massive pile ups.  The Tule Fog common to California’s Central Valley Region (Sacramento, Modesto) is the worst of the worst.

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