You are very important in helping keep your families and friends safe in times of disaster . With your family and your teachers you can use the information from these sites to help plan for all kinds of disasters.
Its easy , you are already great at planning. You plan when to meet your friends, what to do with them and when to do your home work .
So using your skills and helpful hints and ideas, you find here, and some planning, practice with your families and teachers - you will be Ready And Set To Go!
A tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of giant waves that happen after underwater movement due to a variety of natural events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and meteorites. The waves travel in all directions from the area of disturbance, much like the ripples that happen after throwing a rock. The waves may travel in the open sea as fast as 450 miles per hour.
Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth's surface.
Earthquakes happen along cracks (called fault lines) in the earth's surface. Earthquakes can be felt over large areas although they usually last less than one minute.
Fires are unexpected events that can happen anywhere at school, at home, in a store or shopping mall or even in the outdoors in a forest or field.
It is important to always know where the emergency exits are and to remember to be calm during a fire emergency.
The most important thing you can do during a fire is listening to the direction of adults around you, like your teacher or parent. Remember to use the stairs to leave the building or fire area right away and then call 999
Flooding happens during heavy rains, when rivers overflow, when ocean waves come onshore, or when dams break. This is one of the most common natural weather event s and can happen both on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Flooding may be only a few inches of water or it may cover a house to the rooftop.
Floods that happen very quickly are called flash floods. Stay as far away from flood water as you can. Moving flood water can be dangerous because it can knock you off your feet. And any type of flood water can be contaminated, meaning it can contain dangerous substances. The word "flood" comes from Old English and means "a flowing of water, river or sea.
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, between June and the end of November
Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters.
Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Hurricanes rotate in a counter-clockwise direction around an "eye." Hurricanes have winds at least 74 miles per hour.