Description : Caught in the eye of a hurricane! Would you survive? Billy Gordon is fascinated by natural disasters. When a school assignment requires him to research a current event, he knows exactly what to write about: Hurricane Hazel, which is currently blasting the Caribbean. It's been in all the news reports and Billy's been following its progress closely. But after days of heavy rain Billy starts to get concerned that the Hurricane could strike close to home. His friends and family think he's overreacting. How could a hurricane strike Toronto when it's so far inland? Then on the night of October 15, the rain and wind intensify and Billy's home and that of his neighbours on Raymore Drive are flooded. Will they survive? 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 : 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 : Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Hurricane Survival Items include highly probable exam items: Governor, Security policy, State government, Political socialization, Sedition, Constituency, Republic, Diplomacy, Robert D. Putnam, Education policy, Abortion law, Policy analysis, and more.
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 : A hurricane warning was just issued! Hurricane dangers include more than just strong winds and rain. Are you prepared? Young readers learn how to be ready for when a storm hits and stay safe through floods and other possible dangers after the all clear is called in this exciting title.
Description : During Hurricane Katrina, evacuating New Orleans residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Bobbi the dog was initially chained to keep her safe, but after her owners failed to return, she had to break free. For months, Bobbi wandered the city's ravaged streets-dragging her chain behind her-followed by her feline companion, Bob Cat. After months of hunger and struggle, the Two Bobbies were finally rescued by a construction worker helping to rebuild the city. When he brought them to a shelter, volunteers made an amazing discovery about the devoted friends-Bob Cat was actually blind! He had survived the aftermath of the storm by following the sound Bobbi's chain made as she dragged it along the ground. At the shelter, the two bob-tailed friends refused to be parted, even for a moment. Could rescue workers find the Bobbies' owners? Or could they find a new home that would take them together? This remarkable true story of devotion and survival is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions, and is a perfect way to commemorate the this day in history.
Description : Provides a gripping account of those whose lives were affected by one of the strongest hurricanes of the 2005 season that spread destruction across the Gulf Coast.