Avalanches can feature in any place where there are high mountains, snow and glaciers. An avalanche is the sudden fall of a large mass of snow, ice, rocks, mud or a mixture of these down the side of a mountain, overwhelming everything in its path.
When Mother Nature wreaks havoc we need to come to the aid of those who have been in her path. Offer a hand, a home, a blanket, a meal; offer to help mend their home. If you are not within physical proximity to help, send help via donations, clothing, building materials and/or money. Reach out...
A brief summary of the great New England hurricane of 1938, followed by a first-hand account, video, postcard, and books all about the hurricane.
List of supplies to have on hand in a disaster survival kit in case of an emergency and tips to help you prepare for the worst possible scenario.
The 3 most common natural disasters we can protect ourselves from. How to avoid death and destruction when mother nature strikes.
Learn what tornadoes are and how they form in a very simple explanation.
Wildfire in the forest and grasslands is the Nature’s way of house cleaning and new life regeneration. It occurs normally when overgrowth causes overcrowding and decay that result in unhealthy living conditions. As people escape the noise and crime of the metropolitan to live in the countryside,...
The improvement of fire prevention technology means that most fires occur in rural settings. In North America the term 'wildfire' is used while in Australia and New Zealand they are 'bushfires'.
The Johnstown Flood of 1889 killed over 2,200 men, women, and children - 777 of whom were never identified. It was the first major disaster handled by the American Red Cross.
Are you prepared for a hurricane in the event it hits you?