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Weather and Risk Management: Links for Students

Kid's Hazards Quiz

Students can test their knowledge of natural disaster preparedness with the quizzes on this site. There are quizzes for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, winter storms, and tsunamis.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/kqStart.shtml
Features: Online Interactivity, Assessment


Hurricane Preparedness

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation leads to major hurricane disasters. Look here to learn about hurricane hazards, the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, and emergency preparedness.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, In the News


Tools for Tracking Hurricanes

For years scientists have worked to develop new tools to predict the paths of hurricanes. This site interviews a meteorologist discussing the latest technologies scientists use to track storms.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec03/hurricane_10-01.html
Features: In the News


Tracking Hurricanes

Two scientists answer questions in an interview with PBS NewsHour about their ability to predict and track hurricanes in order to prepare for their destructive power.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/october03/hurricanes-intro.html
Features: In the News


Becoming a Disaster Action Kid

Become a Disaster Action Kid and be prepared. Learn what to do during each type of disaster—hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your pets. Do the activities and then test your knowledge.
http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizkid1.htm
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment


Storm Surge

Storm surge is water pushed toward shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. Scientists work to learn to predict these surges because the greatest potential for loss of life in hurricanes is related to storm surge.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/storm_surge.shtml
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, A Bit of History


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