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Be prepared for natural disasters. Tips and stories about how to handle emergencies made by mother nature.

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Whether it's a hurricane bearing down on the U.S. coast or a deadly monsoon in parts of Asia, recent weather events have magnified the importance of access to clean, safe drinking water during natural disasters. Taking the following steps recommended by emergency management agencies will help ensure your supply of safe water. Safety And First Aid, First Aid Supplies, Safe Drinking Water, Emergency Management, First Aid Kit, Natural Disasters, Monsoon, Asia, Coast

Safe Drinking Water 101: What to Do Before, During and After a Natural Disaster

Whether it's a hurricane bearing down on the U.S. coast or a deadly monsoon in parts of Asia, recent weather events have magnified the importance of access to clean, safe drinking water during natural disasters. Taking the following steps recommended by emergency management agencies will help ensure your supply of safe water.

Scientists say powerful undersea eruptions from an ancient New Zealand volcano created a lava plume the size of India. P Wave, Beneath The Sea, Weird Facts, Crazy Facts, Sit On Top, World Geography, Natural Disasters, Volcano, Geology

New Zealand is sitting on top of a massive bubble of lava from an ancient volcano

Scientists say powerful undersea eruptions from an ancient New Zealand volcano created a lava plume the size of India.

Bone-dry fields, dark skies, and death-by-dust-pneumonia: remembering the horrors of the Dust Bowl can help us fight climate change. Haunting Photos, Dust Storm, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Felder, Dark Skies, Modern History, Extreme Weather, Summer Looks

The heat waves that powered the Dust Bowl are now more than twice as likely to happen again

Due to climate change, the U.S. may see record-setting heatwaves at least twice every century.

Food fears grow as swarms of locusts reach Uganda and Tanzania Uganda, Saatchi Gallery, East African Community, Horn Of Africa, California Wildfires, Nairobi, Natural Disasters, Tanzania, Jakarta

Locusts swarm East Africa, Middle East with worst plague in decades

The locust plague already poses an 'unprecedented' threat to food security, and could still grow 500 times larger.

Researchers studying the Anak Krakatau eruption say up to 10 million tons of ice was generated in the upper atmosphere. Taal Volcano, Aviation Industry, Tsunami, Thunderstorms, Natural Disasters, Java, Mother Nature, Underwater, Philippines

Fatal eruption triggered a 'volcanic freeze'

On Dec. 22, 2018, the Anak Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted in a violent display of ash and lava. The event was so powerful that it caused an underwater collapse of the southwest portion of the volcano, reducing its height by more than 700 feet and triggering a tsunami that killed more than 400 people along the coastlines of Sumatra and Java. #volcano #ice

Australian wildfires spawn rarely seen weather phenomena Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Central Park Manhattan, Strange Weather, Honeymoon Places, Wild Fire, Cairo Egypt, Spawn, Naturaleza

Australian wildfires spawn rarely seen weather phenomena

Add fire-induced storms to the list of intense consequences from Australia's bushfires, as a wildfire season that began in October persists. Caused by several years of extremely dry conditions and hot summer temperatures (both exacerbated by climate change), occasional rain isn't enough to douse these flames — and won't, until autumn comes to the continent. #australia #wildfire #bushfire

Waterspouts are tornadoes over water that are usually formed by developing rain clouds. Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, National Parks, Central Park Manhattan, Tornado Warning, Honeymoon Places, Rain Clouds, Big Island Hawaii

What Is a Waterspout?

Waterspouts are tornadoes over water that are usually formed by developing rain clouds.

Raging wildfires in California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes near Los Angeles and in Northern California wine country, reports the Associated Press. The fires are being fueled by high winds, low humidity and high temperatures. California Wine, Northern California, Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, National Parks, Central Park Manhattan, Low Humidity, Honeymoon Places

Wildfires spread across California, forcing thousands to evacuate

Raging wildfires in California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes near Los Angeles and in Northern California wine country, reports the Associated Press. The fires are being fueled by high winds, low humidity and high temperatures.

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the Bahamas. These photos show the destruction. Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Yosemite National Park, National Parks, Central Park Manhattan, Category 5, Sept 1, Honeymoon Places

Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas, marches up East Coast

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest storm ever to make landfall in the Bahamas. A powerful Category 5, Dorian lingered over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, flattening homes, toppling trees, causing severe flooding and causing at least 20 deaths.

People in the Bahamas are in need of food, water and other emergency supplies after Hurricane Dorian. Yosemite National Park, National Parks, Category 5 Hurricane, Central Park Manhattan, Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Honeymoon Places, I Can Change

How to help after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is inching up the Southeast coast after devastating the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. It lingered over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island, destroying as many as 13,000 homes, according to Red Cross estimates. So far, seven people have been confirmed dead.

Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a category 3 or 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Labor Day, and preparations are well underway in Florida and the Georgia coast. Natural Phenomena, Natural Disasters, Florida Hurricane, Systems Biology, Costa, Travel Videos, Georgia, Outdoor Life, Amazing Nature
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Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a category 3 or 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Labor Day, and preparations are well underway in Florida and the Georgia coast.

It's difficult to keep track of all the climate crises, but the current fires in the Amazon rainforest should have everyone's attention. The world's largest rainforest, spanning nine nations, is vital for storing carbon and slowing down global warming. For the past few weeks, it has experienced an unprecedented level of burning. Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Amazon Animals, Central Park Manhattan, Honeymoon Places, Amazon Rainforest, Cairo Egypt, Covered Bridges, Natural Disasters

The Amazon is burning, and here's why it's not just Brazil's problem

It's difficult to keep track of all the climate crises, but the current fires in the Amazon rainforest should have everyone's attention. The world's largest rainforest, spanning nine nations, is vital for storing carbon and slowing down global warming. For the past few weeks, it has experienced an unprecedented level of burning.

The Sawgrass Fire in the Florida Everglades has almost doubled in the course of one day. It now covers acres. Sand Pictures, Florida Everglades, Mountain Pictures, Natural Disasters, Spreads, Mother Nature, Wilderness, Acre, Picture Video
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Florida Everglades fire spreads to 32,000 acres

The Sawgrass Fire in the Florida Everglades has almost doubled in the course of one day. It now covers 32,000 acres.

Depending on where you live in the U., May is often peak time for tornado season. This year is no exception. Tornado Season, Weather Storm, Tornadoes, Travel Oklahoma, Storm Clouds, Extreme Weather, New York Travel, Death Valley, Alberta Canada

More than 200 tornadoes have ravaged the U.S. in the last 12 days

Depending on where you live in the U.S., May is often peak time for tornado season. This year is no exception.

Violent tornadoes, severe weather rip through Plains, Midwest Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Tornado Watch, Weather Fronts, Wind Damage, Storm Surge, Severe Storms, National Weather Service, Severe Weather

Violent Tornadoes, Severe Weather Rip Through U.S. Plains, Midwest

Millions of people kick into recovery mode even as more tornadoes and storms roll into the Midwest and move east.

Firefighters battled a blaze in Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. Hundred Acre Woods, Urban Park, Extinct Animals, Photo Checks, East Sussex, Natural Disasters, Great Photos, The Great Outdoors, Mother Nature

Winnie-the-Pooh's real-life forest catches fire

The woods that were the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh's fictional home recently were engulfed in a large, fast-moving fire. The blaze at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex in the U.K. broke out on the evening of April 28 and spread quickly, affecting as many as 50 acres. More than a half-dozen crews battled to get the fire under control.