Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters

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Macmillan, Jan 31, 2012 - Nature - 247 pages
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Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including:

*how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, on a boat or at home

*how to prepare for potential dangers, such as deadly lightning, when planning a camping trip, vacation or sports outing

*what you need to have at home to protect against floods, earthquakes, or severe storms

*how to protect your home from rapidly spreading wildfire

*how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies

*making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster

Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.

*making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster

Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.

 

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Extreme Weather: A Guide to Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters

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A broadcast meteorologist at CNN, Schneider presents a guide to help readers navigate the dangerous and uncertain times during and after a natural disaster. The first 11 chapters each focus on a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Hurricanes
5
2 Tornadoes
23
3 Flash Floods
49
4 Extreme Heat
59
5 Wildfires
81
6 Rip Currents
99
7 Landslides and Mudslides
113
10 Snow and Ice Storms
169
11 Earthquakes
185
12 How to Use Social Media in Natural Disasters
195
13 How to Create a Family Disaster Plan for People and Pets
201
14 Emergency Supplies for People
213
15 Emergency Supplies for Pets
223
Acknowledgments
229
Notes
235

8 Tsunamis
125
9 Severe Thunderstorms
149

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Bonnie Schneider is a meteorologist who appears on the various media platforms of CNN and HLN. She has also reported for local television stations around the country. With appearances on Open House, House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and CBS’s The Saturday Early Show, Schneider holds the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for excellence in weather broadcasting. She is a graduate of Boston University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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