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a presentation for Spotlight 8. Module 5

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  • NATURAL DISASTERS BAKIEVA ELVIRA
  • TSUNAMI- IS A HUGE WAVE CAUSED BY AN EARTHQUAKE
  • 26 DECEMBER 2004 WILL BE REMEMBERED IN HISTORY AS THE DATE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING NATURAL DISASTERS OF MODERN TIMES. Thailand. 26 December 2004 View slide
  • HURRICANE – IS AN EXTREMELY VIOLENT WIND OR STORM. View slide
  • ONE OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANES IN U.S HISTORY WAS HURRICANE KATRINA IN 2005
  • FLOOD – IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT COVERS AN AREA WHICH IS USUALLY DRY
  • LAST YEAR THERE WAS THE BIGGEST FLOOD IN THE FAR EAST OF OUR COUNTRY. IT LASTED FOUR MONTHS.
  • Drought – is a period with no rains
  • AGRICULTURAL PRODUCES SUFFER BIG LOSSES DURING DROUGHTS AND AS A RESULT WE SEE PRICE INCREASE
  • TYPHOON – IS A KIND OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WHICH IS TYPICAL FOR THE NORTH-WEST PACIFIC
  • TYPHOON HAIYAN IS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING TYPHOONS OF THE RECENT PERIOD. IT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
  • EARTHQUAKE – IS A SHAKING OF GROUND. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING DISASTERS
  • ONE OF THE LARGEST EARTHQUAKES IN OUR COUNTRY WAS ON 25 MAY IN 1995 ON SAKHALIN ISLAND.
  • TORNADO – IS A VIOLENT WIND STORM WHICH CONSISTS OF A TALL COLUMN OF AIR SPINNING AROUND VERY FAST
  • EVERY YEAR PEOPLE IN THE NORTH AMERICA SUFFER FROM VARIOUS TORNADOES IN SPRING AND SUMMER
  • AVALANCHE- IS A LARGE MASS OF SNOW FALLING DOWN THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN
  • AVALANCHES ARE DANGEROUS FOR SKIERS AND CLIMBERS