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Understanding Extreme Weather Conditions Using Weather Simulators

So many people have experienced severe weather conditions ranging from hurricanes to wildfires, storms and even dust storms, all of which can be very disastrous on people and property. These people have firsthand experience what it means to survive these weather situations already.

Some others have not experienced any sort of extreme weather condition, which explains why they seem not to care when told to evacuate because a serious storm is coming.

So what if some weather simulators were developed that could allow people have the experience of an extreme weather condition like a storm in real life?

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The truth is that most people living in some parts of the world really don’t know what wildfires are like, neither can they imagine how strong wind storms can be. Such 140 miles an hour winds that can literally blow people away. Maybe by blowing strong air on people that could knock them onto soft surfaces, they’ll get an idea what wind storms are like.

These could be set up in amusement parks, or can be built in such a way they are taken round the communities during events. This will also be very vital for the kids to know what storms are like. And more importantly, learn how they can survive during such situations.

When this happens, you won’t be surprised to see some these kids choosing to become Coast Guards, or join humanitarian units that help people trapped in such extreme situations in the future. Their minds will begin getting ready to solve future challenges associated with weather circumstances.

Tips To Survive Severe Storms

With climate change has come increasing weather disturbances, not only for those living in the coastal parts of the cities, but inland dwellers too. When there is a warning for a hurricane or a severe storm, there are important tips to abide by that will ensure that the effect of the disaster is at least minimal on your home.

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Tip 1 – Always ensure that you keep a rechargeable LED lamp with you, as well as extra batteries for flashlights. Where these are not available, use slow burning candles instead of the scented ones. Make sure they are not left unattended to while sleeping. Watch the kids too when they go near them.

Tip 2 – Before things become too disorganised, contact the local Red Cross or authorities and keep their numbers with you. Find the closest shelter in your neighbourhood especially if you have too much damage in your home.

Tip 3 – Prepare a bag that can contain about two days clothing for each member of the family. Also go with necessary toiletries, while keeping the things a baby might need in a different baby bag.

Tip 4 – If you have more than one car, separate them by a good distance. This will prevent you from losing both cars in the case of any disasters. It is usually a great idea to keep one of them in a shelter while the other is kept away from trees, tall objects or power cables that could fall on them.

Tip 5 – Always stay away from doors and windows and try not to vacate immediately except if the home suffers enough structural damage that is significant to leave it for the storm outside. Else, with minor damages like shattered windows or a fallen tree on the roof, it is safer to remain in there.

One Dead and a Hundred Injured By Severe Storms in Germany

 

At least one person died and over a hundred injured in the storm with heavy rain, wind and hail that hit several regions in Germany last night, authorities said Tuesday.

In Bavaria in the south, a woman was killed driving her car when a tree fell, police said in Augsburg.

In a music festival at the aerodrome of Roitzschjora in the federal state of Saxony (East), 51 people were injured, nine of them seriously being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said the regional government.

Rescue crews worked for hours to attend to the wounded who attended the festival “With Full Force”, which each year attracts thousands of fans of heavy metal.

In Baden-Württemberg (south), 29 others were injured in the storm, seven of them seriously hurt, according to the Interior Ministry of the federal state.

At a rock festival in Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, there were ten people were injured, three of which had to be paid, by the impact of wind-blown objects, which also tore the tents set ground for the event.

Many of the nearly 6,000 attendees to the festival had to spend the night in sports centers for the temporary shelter that left damage millionaires, according to police.

In addition, 18 others were injured, four of which were still in hospital today, while attending a Bayern cultural festival.

According to security forces, some 3,000 people had gathered at the Africa-Caribbean Festival, which had to be suspended.

Meanwhile, in an accident on the highway, near the Bavarian city of Würzburg , a woman was seriously injured when due to rain and hail left the roadway and struck several trees.

The storm also affected rail transport in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, especially regionally, but also the long distance, after numerous trees fell on the tracks and wiring, a spokesman for the German railways.

Berlin lived for the second straight night a storm with thunder and lightning that forced firefighters to make 262,200 outputs only between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m., a spokesman explained, adding that lightning caused several fires.

Last Friday, three women died in a golf course in the town of Korbach, in the state of Hesse. The lightning hit a house in which they had sheltered when the storm unleashed.

A fourth woman was seriously injured and still is struggling between life and death.