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All-Time Worst Disasters

18Aug 18

How climate change is making wildfires more extreme

In summer 2018, California was fighting three huge fires at the same time. The one called the Mendocino Complex Fire was the largest ever recorded in the history of the state. High winds, high temperatures, and drought had created ideal conditions for wildfires. But California isn’t alone. Other places in…

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20Aug 18

One day in Iowa, 27 reported tornadoes

On July 9, 2018, at least 27 tornadoes roared through Iowa. No one was killed, but several people were injured. Homes were flattened, cars were overturned, trees crashed onto roads,…

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Earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, and floods! Hurricanes, plagues, shipwrecks, and oil spills! This series has them all. Disasters are fascinating, awe-inspiring, and scary, all at the same time. Learn the facts about many of the worst disasters in human history. Then get some tips on how to prepare for disasters and stay safe.

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