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Health and Extreme Weather Events: Links for Students

Tornadoes, Nature's Most Violent Storms

Learn about how tornadoes form, how to survive them, and where and when they occur. This site also discusses myths about tornadoes.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado/
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Flood of Evidence

Overall, "natural" disasters have taken on a new urgency. In constant dollars, the toll in 1998 alone exceeded the economic toll of the entire decade of the 1980s. Floods are probably the most destructive type of natural disaster.
http://whyfiles.org/107flood/index.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, In the News, A Bit of History


Horrific Hurricanes

Hurricanes are born over water and driven by solar energy stored in the ocean. Learn how hurricanes can remake the land and destroy everything in their path.
http://whyfiles.org/073hurricane/index.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Tsunamis

Learn about killer tsunamis in the Pacific, what tsunamis are and what causes them, tsunamis recorded through history and how you can protect yourself from a tsunami.
http://whyfiles.org/068tsunami/index.php
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, In the News, A Bit of History


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