National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guide: Understand, Prepare, Survive, Recover
It seems weather events are becoming more and more extreme as time goes on. Tornadoes cut swaths miles wide and wreak havoc. Droughts are dryer and last longer. Blizzards bring hurricane-force winds and cover huge expanses in ice and drifting snow. And while no one can do anything about the weather, one can certainly be prepared for what it brings. This compact book is a veritable treasure trove of information about how to be prepared for any weather event. The ten chapters cover thunderstorms, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, wildfires, rising temperatures, heat waves, cold waves, and blizzards. Chapters have a story from a typical event, information about how to prepare, how to survive, how to recover, and lots of good tips such as how to turn off your power or how to purify water. Gadgets and other gear that can be helpful are also covered.
As with everything National Geographic does, this book is full of spectacular photographs and excellent graphics to help tell the story. This is an extremely useful book, one which families should try to add to their personal libraries.
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