32657 natural disasters (1)

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Wildfires
Uncontrolled fire that happens in a wilderness (forest, bush).
Firefighters try to put the fire out.
Drought
Is an long period of months or years when a region doesn’t have any rain.
People can die of hunger when this happens.
Cyclones, Typhoons, Hurricanes, Tornados
Violent wind with a lot of rain which moves quickly in a
circle – circular wind.
Tsunami
High waves that hit the coast, destroy houses, kill people…
Floods
Rivers overflow the banks and flood the area that is usually dry.
Blizzard (snowstorm)
Strong winds with a lot of snow
Avalanches
A mass of snow, ice, rocks.. slide
down the mountain and buries everything underneath.
Landslides
A huge amount/quantity of stones, mud, soil slide down and destroys everything underneath.
Volcanoes
When it erupts (explodes, goes off), lava and hot rocks pour
down the mountain, ash rises in the air.
Epidemics
Diseases affecting a lot of people (aviary flu, Plague, yellow
fever, AIDS, cholera, malaria)
destroy/damage (houses)
kill/hurt (people)
Refuges – people who had to leave their native country
Homeless people – people without home
Foreigners – foreign people, from other countries
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