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  • 1. Disaster News Alerts! By: Mrs. Matthew’s Third Grade Class Kirby’s Mill Elementary School 2009-2010 Information and photos from: http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizarea.htm
  • 2. News Flash! A Huge Flood Hits Texas Brought to you by: Channels 7-9
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    • An enormous flood hit Dallas Texas. It flooded 1½ stories high. The flood lasted for 3 days. It destroyed 6 houses. What caused The flood was a river overflowed due to a heavy rainstorm.
    • Many people were trapped in their houses.
  • 4.
    • In case of a flood people should pack bottles of water, toys for children, clothes, and food, blankets, a flashlight and batteries and a first aid kit.
  • 5. News Flash ! Hurricane Hits: Mexico Trees Fall Brought to you by: Channel 2-13
  • 6.
    • Last night at 3:00 A.M, a hurricane hit Mexico. The winds spun counter-clockwise around the “eye”. The winds were at least 74 mph.
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    • This is some advice you might need in a hurricane . Listen to a radio or T.V. and weather channel. Stay in touch with neighbors about evacuation orders.
    • Plan a place to meet your family in case you are separated during a disaster. Choose a friend or relative out of state for your family members to call to say they are OK.
  • 8. News Flash! Tornado Hits: Mississippi Brought to you by : Channel 18 -10
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    • Last night at 12:00 AM, a tornado hit Mississippi. It happens from a rotating funnel shaped cloud. Tornado winds can reach 150 miles per hour. Hotels were damaged and cars got sucked in the tornado.
  • 10.
    • If a tornado is coming you MUST seek shelter. An underground shelter is best, such as a basement or storm shelter. If you don’t have a basement find an inside room, a hallway or a closet on the first floor AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
  • 11. News Flash! Earthquake in California Brought to you by: Channel 1-16
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    • An earthquake hit California yesterday January, 12 2010 at 1:00 am. The earth’s crust has plates and when they collide it makes a earthquake. The was a 5.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. There were some buildings that were damaged.
  • 13.
    • If you are inside during an earthquake, keep calm and take cover under a heavy table or desk.
    • Stay away from glass, or maybe something that can fall like a bookcase.
    • If you are outside move away from buildings, street lights, and utility wires.
    • Make sure you have a flashlight and you are wearing shoes.
  • 14. A Horrible Wildfire Hits Alabama. Brought to you by: Channel 4-6-21
  • 15.
    • This disaster hit in the woods in Alabama. Apparently, it was started by a campfire.
    • The Cub scouts accidentally started an enormous wildfire.
    • They left a campfire unattended at night.
  • 16.
    • Create a safety zone around the house that separates your house from plants and bushes that burn easily.
    • Keep branches around your house free from dead wood or dying moss.
  • 17. Tsunami Hits Honolulu, Hawaii!: Some Casualties Brought to you by: Channel 5-20
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    • The tsunami was about 100 feet high. This tsunami was formed by an underwater earthquake. It happened in Honolulu Hawaii. A tsunami is a series of massive waves. It was formed last night at 9:00 p.m.
    • This caused a flood. It went in houses 20 miles away.
  • 19.
    • First you should have an evacuation plan. Turn on your battery powered radio, and get away from a shoreline right away. Stay away till you hear all clear from the officials.
  • 20. Thunderstorms Attack! Brought to you by: 8-19
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    • Yesterday at 7:00 p.m. a terrible thunderstorm happened in Medford, New Jersey. There are three things that are needed for a thunderstorm to occur. One thing a thunderstorm needs is moisture which is needed to form clouds and rain. A second thing needed for a thunderstorm to occur is unstable air which is warm air that rises quickly. A third and final needed for a thunderstorm is a lift. An example of a lift would be a sea breeze which lifts the air to help form the thunderstorm.
  • 22.
    • There are many things you can do to stay safe. They include:
    • -Go to a safe shelter immediately such as a building or a car making sure the windows are closed.
    • -Do not take a bath or a shower.
    • -Pull the blinds and shades over the windows so broken glass does not shatter in your home.
    • -Try to be in a place away from trees, poles or metal objects.
    • -If you are in an open space make yourself the smallest target possible with your hands on your knees and your head between them.
  • 23. News Flash! Winter Storm Hit Medford, New Jersey Brought to you by: Channel 14-3
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    • Last night a huge winter storm hit New Jersey! Residents got 3ft of snow! The roads were blocked with snow and ice. It occurred because the cold temperatures mixed with moisture in the atmosphere.
  • 25.
    • To stay safe during a winter storm: people should have a battery powered radio with extra batteries, extra food that doesn’t need cooking( like canned food), rock salt to melt ice and sand to improve traction, flashlights and battery powered lamps ( if electricity goes off), wood for your fireplace ( if you have one).
  • 26. Action News: Wildfire hits Hollywood, California Brought to you by: Channel 15-22
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    • At 4:00 P.M. a wildfire hit the woods of Hollywood California .It was so dangerous that it almost burned a house down !But on the bright side nobody got hurt .It started by a lightning storm at 1:00A.M. that hit branches with dying wood and moss.
    • The Hollywood firefighters put the wildfire out a few days later in the afternoon.
  • 28.
    • Here are some of the ways you can be safe during a wildfire.
    • Create a safety zone around your house that separates your home from plants and bushes that can burn easily.
  • 29. Stay Tuned : Volcano Eruption in Alaska Brought to you by: Channel 17-11
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    • Mt. Humongous just erupted in Alaska. It damaged a lot of buildings and there were many casualties.
    • Luckily, a woman and her baby were saved by a helicopter when they were right below Mt. Humongous.
    • The eruption occurred 3:56 p.m. yesterday. Gas was building up under this dangerous volcano, which pushed lava out of the hole of Mt. Humongous.
  • 31.
      • If you live in Alaska, it is good to have a pair of goggles and a throw-away breathing mask, because there is poisonous gas in the air. Also have a back-up route to get to a safe place.