Chapter 1

By Cameron C, Martha Z, Garrett F

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Vocabulary, and use of the words

Extreme Weather- Severe or unusual weather conditions.

Tornadoes- Wind that spins in a cone shaped vortex that is mobile.

Natural Disaster- When a natural event causes mass destruction and/or loss of life.

Region- An area that had unique characteristics that define it

This first map shows the course of a huge natural disaster, a hurricane, from the coast of Africa to the Caribbean Sea. As it passes through certain regions, the people there have to deal with the extreme weather and it can cause serious reconstruction.

The second graph shows the amount of hurricane strikes in the United States in each decade up until 2000. Hurricanes, commonly cause tornadoes.

NBC NEWS Headlines - Hurricane Katrina