EXTREME WEATHER

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Extreme weather or extreme climate, according to Wikipedia refers to events that includes unexpected, unusual, severe, or unseasonal weather that cause severe devastation to human lives, properties and the ecosystem.

Examples of extreme weather events incudes:

1) Tornado - which is a powerful funnel-shaped column of spiralling air that is composed of clouds, strong winds and heaving rains.

2) Hurricane - which is also called a cyclone is storm that forms over warm tropical ocean water and is composed of strong winds and heavy rains.

3)Blizzard - which is a heavy snowstorm with heavy winds that range over 33mph. It is characterized by heavy snow and very cold temperatures.

4) Drought - which is a long period of no rainfall

5) Floods - Floods are characterized by heavy rainfall where water spreads over land that is normally covered in water.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    21 Apr 2020

    Thanks for your post. Please make sure that all future posts follow the instructions found here: https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/extreme-weather/the-discussion/new-schools-read-you-begin/

    For example: we would like to hear your opinion about the topic!

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    Rope tornadoes.
    Cone tornadoes.
    Wedge tornadoes.
    Multi-vortex and satellite tornadoes.
    5.Waterspouts and landspouts.
    https://www.accuweather.com › iden... These are the type of tornadoes.

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    Supercell
    "Supercell" tornadoes are the largest and most most dangerous. They spin up under rotating storm and have winds up to 300 mph. They could be as much as a mile wide and last for hours. Narrow vortex forms over land under growing cumulus cloud; winds might reach 140 mph; last several minutes

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    Questions I would like to ask another person in another school
    What do you think of tornadoes?
    What should the government do to prevent his citizens from the tonadoes ?
    Has your country ever experienced one?
    If yes ,what was the impact and the response from the government?

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Afforestation should be practice so that there will be less drought and deforestation should be stop and there should be a law that if you cut

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Continue the first one:and there should be a law that if you cut down a tree and if you don't plant some again to replace you will be fined.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    When we experience heavy rainfall it lead to flooding .There are many effects ,when an area experience severe flooding examples are
    1.It damages the houses of people.
    2.It damages people's properties.
    3.It also spoils the livelihood of people.
    4.It kills people.
    Therefore we can also do something to calm it down by planning a good layout for settlements,we should know where to construct or build houses, industries, schools etc . Moreover the government should not give lands which flood occurs on for sell.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 22 Apr 2020

      What might some of teh barriers to our suggestions? For example, what about places already build on flood-prone land?

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  • global-conversation.png fantastic_dusk | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    22 Apr 2020

    Low lying countries are at a greater risk of flooding since they are below water level and their geographical location may adversely affect the impact that extreme weather may have on them

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_nectarine | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    22 Apr 2020

    fantastic dusk. i do respect your views. but i disagree with your statement that low lying countries are at a greater risk of flooding. taking into consideration the definition of flooding.

    flooding is when water inundates land that is normally dry, this is called a flood. ... Floods are a natural process, but mankind's activities affect flooding. Floods occur at irregular intervals and vary in size, area of extent, and duration A flood is a body of water that covers land which is normally dry. ... They destroy houses and buildings, and carry soil away from valuable farming land. Floods can also contaminate drinking water and lead to diseases. They are often caused by rivers, but overflowing lakes and seas can also cause flooding.
    so what about the flood that takes place in 2007 in United Kingdom and also the severe flood in England that hit York, Kent, Shrewsbum, Lewes Backfields and Maidstone which effect 200 people to evacuate there community.
    i will go further and list Three common types of flood explained :
    1. Fluvial floods (river floods) A fluvial, or river flood, occurs when the water level in a river, lake or stream rises and overflows onto the surrounding banks, shores and neighboring land. ...
    2. Pluvial floods (flash floods and surface water) ...
    Coastal flood (storm surge)
    3. The Johnstown Flood was so massive it equaled the flow of the Mississippi River. ...
    The Central China Flood may have killed as many as 3.7 million people. .
    question. what can you say about the Johnstown flood,1927 great Mississippi flood , 2018 Kerala flood, and 1931 china flood.
    from Hardworking _Nectarine.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      hardworking_nectarine's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Well done for engaging with another BNC member and for researching to support your point of view.

      Does the evidence you've given suggest that fantastic_dusk is worng when they suggest land closer to sea/water level is vulnerable flooding? For example, Bangladesh is low-lying and coastal and this makes it vulnerable to flooding.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    The houses should be demolished by the government

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Has your country experienced any extreme weather events?

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    23 Apr 2020

    When we talk about floods what do we mean, let define floods.
    A flood is a body of water that covers land which is normally dry .
    Flooding is when water inundates land that is normally dry .This is a flood
    The low lying areas are at greater risk in flooding
    This is because their houses will be swept away
    They contaminate drinking water
    They destroy bridges and roads
    They destroy buildings and houses
    We have three types of flood
    The Johnstown flood
    The fluvial flood
    The pluvial flood
    The low lying settlements makes more vulnerable for flooding.
    Thanks for reading

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    23 Apr 2020

    The low lying are at greater risk since they are vulnerable for flooding to take place
    They are below water level,the government should demolish the buildings in order to avoid danger of the lives of people and loses of properties

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