15 terms

Natural Disasters/Extreme Weather Vocabulary

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Blizzard
Heavy snow
Storm
Heavy wind/rain and possibly thunder and lightning
Earthquake
When the ground shakes
Tornado
Swirling funnel of air
Hurricane
A large tropical storm with very strong winds
Floods
When land, which is normally dry, is covered in water
Avalanche
When snow falls down a mountain
Volcanic Eruption
When a volcano spits out molten rock
Tsunami
When an earthquake occurs at sea, sending an enormous tidal wave to the shore
Landslide
When soil/rocks fall down a mountain/hill
Sink hole
A hole that spontaneously forms in the ground because of below-surface water
Heat wave
Excessive heat
Drought
A lack of water, result of a heatwave
Wildfire
Fire that spreads rapidly, typically during a heatwave
Thunder and Lightning
A flash of electricity accompanied by a loud 'boom'

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