North Carolina Disaster : Hurricanes

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Disaster Plan Location: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina Disaster: Hurricanes A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, the general term, which is used for hurricane, is known as a low-pressure system that forms in the tropics (FEMA). Thunderstorms and the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface, can accompany a typical cyclone (FEMA). All Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas are subject to hurricanes and other parts of the Southwest United States experiences heavy rains and floods each year from hurricanes that spawned off Mexico (FEMA). Hurricanes can cause disastrous damage to the coastlines and several hundred miles inland and winds can exceed about 155 miles per hour (FEMA). Hurricanes can also spawn tornadoes, create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall (FEMA). During hurricanes, the winds can be so strong that they can lift people and animals from the ground, which can cause bodily harm. Your home can be lifted into the up into the air and dropped back miles way; riverbanks are broken due to heavy rainfall and this causes flooding, and whole towns could be destroyed as if though bombed in a war. In a hurricane, horrible, death, and destruction everywhere, nevertheless, hurricanes are just a force of nature. The last time that Salisbury, North Carolina experiences a hurricane was in 2006 when Alberto came through (Home facts). Ever since the 1930s, Salisbury, North Carolina has experience at least 30 hurricanes in its lifetime, which has been recorded for as a minimum of 100 years (Home facts). The county’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) was last revised on 05 August 2015 and the EOP... ... middle of paper ... ...o change a tire just in case. In our car, carry a gas can, a bottle of water or so, a towel and change of clothes. A blanket, jacket and umbrella are helpful and perhaps some trail mix or rations. Jumper cables could come in handy. A first aid kit and flashlight should be considered. At home, we keep some aspirin, a thermometer, flashlights, candles and matches. An emergency radio is good to have. Do not open the door for people we do not. We can provide ourselves with some means of defense even if it is just a baseball bat or mace. Have it in a convenient place. We know the address of where we are at all times so that we can call for help if we need it. Think of safety when doing jobs. We only get two hands and two eyes. We pay attention to the caution, warning and danger signs and labels. We know what an alert label is. Finally yet essentially, use common sense.

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