Description : Caught in the eye of a hurricane! Would you survive? Michael reached for something - anything - to stop him from sliding off the roof, but there was nothing to hold on to. Nothing. He fell into the darkness and splashed into the icy water. The streets of Michael's Toronto neighbourhood were saturated, the Humber River swollen from days of pounding rain. Hurricane Hazel was devastating the Caribbean and southern United States, but no one expected Hazel to reach Toronto. No one was prepared. When the river overflows its banks, Michael's house is in danger of being swept away. Fleeing his home through the roof - his only way of escape - Michael plummets into the freezing water. How will he make it out alive? Hurricane Hazel was a category 4 hurricane that struck Toronto on the night of October 15, 1954. Winds of 110 km/hour and 285 mm of rain over 48 hours hit Toronto. Thousands were left homeless. Eighty-one people died in Toronto when waterways flooded, thirty-five of them on Raymore Drive near the Humber River.
Description : Since 1980, weather-related disasters have caused just over 618,200 fatalities and cost a total of $1.3 trillion. Between the 1980s and he 1990s, weather fatalities jumped over 60 percent. Hurricanes Tornadoes Floods Blizzards Lightning Hailstorms Be prepared for weather disasters no matter where you live. The Ultimate Storm Survival Handbook gives you all the information you need to be prepared for the storms in your area. Along with clear instructions on preparing before a storm, the book also contains helpful, quick reference checklists for each storm. Before-the-storm preparedness instructions include: creating a plan for family survival securing your home and taking inventory caring for your pets familiarizing yourself with your area's storms and storm safety knowing what the warnings mean planning for the infirm and elderly Also includes: survival kit guidelines emergency preparedness checklists weather and strom preparation Web sites
Description : You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.
Description : Many people find themselves unprepared when a disaster strikes. This guide will force you to think about what you need to do in order to survive such an occurrence and not lose the things that matter most, such as your life (and the lives of your family), prized personal possessions, home and garage, and pets. We discuss how to prepare your home in order to avoid as much damage as possible, how to shop wisely and when to do so, generator use, and more! We also detail how to survive in the aftermath of a disaster when stores, gas stations, and public utilities are not functioning. At the end of the book are a number of checklists to guide you in your preparation.We survived an earthquake, a flooded out home, tropical storms, and hurricanes. This story is laced with personal stories, personally taken pictures, humor, and enough serious subject matter that you will feel motivated to get to work now!Our planning saved us and our possessions. We know that our experiences and insight can help you too!
Description : Documents over a fourteen day period the destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina on the homes and businesses of Mississippi and Louisiana and the personal hardships and tragedies endured by the residents of these areas.
Description : Hurricanes, deadly and powerful tropical storms, can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and adjacent inland areas. With winds topping 150 miles per hour, hurricanes produce storm surges and extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Based on international protocols, Hurricane Survival focuses on what people can do before, during and after a hurricane to protect themselves and their property. Also included in each guide are smartphone QR codes that link to the websites of various emergency services agencies. Laminated for durability, this portable guide is an ideal source of quick and accurate information. Made in the USA.
Description : Introduction to English as a Second Language Teacher's Book is part of the series of resources which bring students to a level where they are ready to study Cambridge IGCSE® or equivalent courses and accompanies the Introduction to English as a Second Language Coursebook and Workbook. The series is written by an experienced ESL teacher and trainer, and includes answers to all of the exercises in the Coursebook and Workbook. This book features Top Tips to help teachers with the course and Differentiated Activities to stretch able students while supporting those that need more help.