How have you experienced extreme weather?

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Now at the news in Kenya, there are some places people are suffering from floods and some roads are destroyed. Some houses are been destroyed by the heavy rain. Some people died because of the flood. In our country , we are experiencing extreme weather events. How about you guys are you experiencing extreme weather events?

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

    I have published this post because, although it is short, it starts a great discussion and it would be very interesting to hear the experiences of everyone in the Burnet News Club.

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

    Now in Ghana,we have been experiencing the sun more than all the weather and our food crops have been destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_salak | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Yes, I have. I traveled to the Upper West region of Ghana, precisely Tumu. It was my first time. The journey from Accra a coastal area to Tumu took us 17 hours by road. The temperature there was so high that if you removed chilled water from a fridge, it didn't take 15 minutes to give it a temperature to prepare hot coffee

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Yes i have, i experienced an extreme weather at Osu/Accra, before my mom and i went to evening church around 5:00 in the evening. On our way back it started to rain heavily so my mom decided that we should have a break at her friend's place nearby when the rain stopped and took leave of them, we realized the whole place was filled with water and water level had reached my knee.

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    In Kenya in certain areas we have experience drought and floods and during the flood crops were damaged ,houses were carried away and schools were closed . But the government interacted to help the people in that area.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      idealistic_octopus's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Thank you for your comment. In what ways did the government help people?

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Yes, because heavy rainfall as l experienced some parts of the town in with I stay. This caused properties of people to destroy, such as 🏠 house, farms, etc.

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    6.delightful snow. Yes_like in our country Kenya now people are being affected by extreme weather of flood destruction like in West pokot flood have destroyed everything there eg life of four people reported to be flushed away and other left homeless and animals lacking food and others died because of heavy rain. Road network has being destroyed by flood leaving people without accessibility to hospital and market eg in Kenya in kitui county

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      congenial_journalist's comment 22 Apr 2020

      yes its true,am from Kenya too.Whenever i turn on the television,thats the fast thing i see...Floods floods flooods, its that bad

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    I have also experienced extreme weather before. I went to my grandmother's house for vacation I went there on Friday and one day it started drizzling so we decided to go inside the house then suddenly it begun to rain heavily then a lightening ,then strong winds with thunder some houses roofing sheets got removed,some fence walls collapsed so it was an extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_peak | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    22 Apr 2020

    In Hong Kong I have experienced extreme weather before.Their are a lot of floods during summer , spring and winter. The flood was so big that made lot of people panic and some got injured.

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

    Right now in my country we are suffering from Floods in most areas,people are loosing their lives and homes too.....its so sad

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

      That is very sad to hear. Are floods common in Kenya? What actions do people take to respond the floods?

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      1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        The government is building bridges and drainage system to help overcome the situation.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    In Ghana, precisely in sunyani, the sun was quite harsh which made it difficult for people to move around comfortably until recently when it started raining and that too came with heavy winds which destroyed properties, but now the weather here is much better and the temperature is very normal now

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

      Well done for giving evidence of experiencing extreme weather. Giving evidence and examples help us to build strong reasons for our opinions. It also helps young people from different parts of the world to build up their understanding of different perspectives!

      Is this weather seasonal...have you or your family noticed any changes to weather over the years?

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  • Hammond School logo loved_wildcat | Hammond Junior School F
    22 Apr 2020

    I have really never experienced it but if you really think about it deep you kinda realise how thousands of people are dying from it every once in a while.Now it takes a long time for humans to realise that even though we can’t control nature we created most disasters that happened in the world for those of you that have experienced extreme weather I can not tell you how it feels but I can only guess. This world we’re living in is hurt to deep if we can all help each other we could build it up again piece by piece; better to best.

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  • global-conversation.png entrepreneurial_robin | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Yes in my country Ghana. It once rained heavily in Accra and there water flowing all over the whole city causing flood and people getting drawn in the water and loosing properties

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

      This sounds like it had some devasting effects. The UK also experienced flooding recently. Can any UK students share some information about this?

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Dimitri Selwood, Analyst @ KPMG
    22 Apr 2020

    Thank you for your comment. Its very sad to hear what has happened in Kenya. You mentioned the government has helped those affected by extreme weather. Can you tell us what they have specifically done to help? Do you feel governments should do more to help those affected by extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    22 Apr 2020

    Due to climate change in Kuwait the temperatures last year in summer have increased up to 68°c making Kuwait one of the hottest countries in the world. This has caused people to avoid going to parks or even walk in the streets if not necessary. Furthermore, Kuwait has flooded in 2018 and 2013 causing some damage to the infrastructure and buildings. Schools were closed, some motorways were flooded and some people couldn't get to their jobs.

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

      Are there any other experiences which have been shared here where you see similarities to Kuwait?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    22 Apr 2020

    I have been in extreme weather. There was a heatwave in London and the sun was so harsh, it darkened your skin colour, I didn't like it that much because you get vitamin D but too much sun can lead to skin cancer. Another experience of extreme weather was a storm, it was sunny but very rainy and windy. I had to miss an important event because of it, it broke my garden fence too really badly. One more experience is a really snowy day! Snow is very rear from where I come from, but it was so harsh that school had to be closed and I had to go back home on World Book Day, with numb feet and dressed as Goldilocks!

    I hope your enjoyed my funny experience(s).

    Thank you for reading,
    memorable_orchard.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Lots of varied examples in the UK! I wonder if other countries experience so many different types of wearher.

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  • global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    22 Apr 2020

    Generally Kuwait is a country which doesn't encounter dangerously extreme weather. Mainly there have been issues of flooding and high temperatures . We have faced low temperatures in the deserts which are highly unusual for Kuwait, but these are common in countries such as the UK.

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

    In Kenya,we are experincing extreme weather conditions which has made many people to lose there lives,for instance it has carried away cars,houses, agricultural plants.
    This makes people lose their lives unable to go to work on time,
    The overflowing water is extreme and causes alot of disaster

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    23 Apr 2020

    The last time I went to India it was a few days after the Monsoon season. In the Monsoons that year there was a lot more rain than usual due to climate change and many dams across India filled up to their brim, then the dams were opened and all that water went crashing down into different states. My Aunt's house was flooded and so many more, many lives were lost, Kochi Airport was flooded as well. In my opinion a disaster like this could have been avoided if each state had opened the dams before they filled up, this would mean that less water would come crashing out and therefore a smaller flood or no flood at all. In addition to this, Kochi Airport was built on a flood plain. According to google a flood plain is an 'area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding.' I do not think they should have done this at all it is not safe. I think this because when all that water came running down from the dams the bodies of water near Kochi Airport overflowed and because Kochi Airport is on low-lying ground it got completely submerged and travel was disrupted, Kochi Airport is very exposed to floods. Where I was staying did not flood because it was on a hill but the electricity did go out for over 13 hours, after a few hours we had to collect rain water, I was very worried at the time.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      versatile_molecule's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Thanks for speaking-up and sharing this experience. We are hoping that a school in India will join the Global Conversation so it would be great for you to share your views with them too!

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    11 May 2020

    Here in Kenya we are affected by heavy rains which leads to floods and this floods cause the people to loose their properties and others there life.

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    14 May 2020

    Here in Ghana, we don't often experience extreme weather events but we mostly experience floods. I have experienced many flood events but I would like to share my experience on the Kumasi flood which occurred on the 18 and 28 of June, 2018. It was a cause of heavy rains. Around that period, my parents siblings and I went there to visit our grandparents. We arrived on the 16th of June and the rains started on the 18th. When the rains began, everyone went indoors for shelter, it rained so heavily that the entire community was flooded. This wasn't my first experience so I was not that scared. The rains stopped and continued on the 28th of June. This time around it was very heavy causing distractions. Water began to enter the homes of our neighbours including ours, we struggled and swept away the water from the house. After sometime, the rains stopped and the place was in a great mess. The following day, information was given out that the flooding caused 14 deaths and damaged many properties. It was a time of hardship for the families who lost their relatives and friends. In a cute manner,my family and I prayed and thanked God Almighty for sparing our lives. After some few days, we packed and said goodbye to our grandparents and headed towards back to Accra.
    This was one of the sad extreme weather events I have experienced.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      cheerful_region's comment 15 May 2020

      Thank you for sharing your experiences, cheerful_region.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_region | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    14 May 2020

    On October 22 and 23, 2018, a major natural disaster struck Tunisia, exactly the city of Nabeul.
    The heavy rains which fell on Saturday 22 September in Nabeul and the floods which followed, caused massive human and material losses.
    5 deaths were recorded following this unprecedented natural disaster in the country, including two young girls (sisters) aged 20 to 26, and a 68-year-old man in Bou Arqoub. The body of a 51-year-old was found in the Tikelsa region, as well as that of a 12 to 13-year-old boy who was discovered in Bouargoub,leaving thousands of families homeless.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      awesome_region's comment 15 May 2020

      We're very sorry to hear about this, awesome_region.

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