Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters

Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters

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by Bonnie Schneider
     
 

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Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather,

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Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including:

*how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, on a boat or at home

*how to prepare for potential dangers, such as deadly lightning, when planning a camping trip, vacation or sports outing

*what you need to have at home to protect against floods, earthquakes, or severe storms

*how to protect your home from rapidly spreading wildfire

*how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies

*making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster

Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.

*making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster
Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.

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After receiving weather queries from fans of her intensive weather analyses, CNN meteorologist Schneider addresses many critical dilemmas in an easy-to-read preventative guidebook. The author dictates the proper steps to take before, during and after such momentous events as flash floods (get out of your car), firestorms (stay in your car) and earthquakes ("drop, cover, and hold on"). Schneider introduces the chapters with short true-life stories of survival--e.g., one friend warning another just before Hurricane Katrina's levee-bursting ferocity leveled their neighborhood, and some harrowing testimony from a survivor of a tsunami in Japan. The author capably dispenses basic survival advice, smartly skirting discussions about the possible cause of the weather conditions themselves (i.e., global warming, climate deterioration). Schneider may surprise readers with information debunking myths surrounding lightning during severe thunderstorms, information on odd animal behavior possibly predicting impending weather events and the phenomenon of "thunder snow." Offering tips on preserving health and maximizing human safety, the author employs the reliable sources of American park rangers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the CDC, Red Cross and FEMA. Graphs, charts and illustrations enhance chapters of cautionary material for not only humans, but also their animal counterparts. Veterinarians advise on how best to protect or shelter animals at risk of injury or death when exposed to excessive heat (cracking a car window isn't enough), cold, hurricanes tornadoes and floods. Family-disaster and emergency-food-storage plans round out the author's important message. A user-friendly pocket guide for anyone unexpectedly at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137000286
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
MacSci
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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