By Michael Woods
A wintry weather blizzard should be attractive. but when stipulations demand dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you're in for a perilous snow fall. those blinding, swirling storms can close down roads and harm constructions. Violent winds can thrash autos using on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile as much as block streets or perhaps conceal homes. Blizzards can knock out energy and threaten the lives of individuals stranded inside of for days--or worse, these stuck outdoors within the hurricane. With dramatic photos and first-hand survivor stories--plus the most recent proof and figures--this booklet exhibits you snow fall mess ups up shut.
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Extra resources for Blizzards (Disasters Up Close)
In the 1930s and 1940s, cities began spreading salt on roads to melt snow and ice. They also spread sand. Sand does not melt snow, but it makes it less slippery. Modern cities still use salt and sand. They also use saltlike materials that melt snow and ice better than salt does. S. Army Payloader removes snow in Buffalo, New York, in 2000. 6 m) of snow on the area. 41 ELECTRIFYING WORK Blizzards may knock down electric power poles and wires. Thousands of homes may be left cold and dark. As soon as streets are clear, workers from the electric companies drive to areas without power.
19 Ibid. html (May 18, 2007). ” 24 Lindsay Riddell, “Family Recalls Blizzard Birthday: Helicopter Transported Snowed-in Mom to Hospital,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 9, 2003. 25 Jack Harmon and Jack Warner, “Blizzard of 1993: Roads Clearing in N. Georgia Military Vehicles Help Reach Hard-hit Locations,” Atlanta JournalConstitution, March 18, 1993. 25 Curt Simmons and Elisa Willis, “Aftermath: ‘The Damage Is Awesome,’” Newsday, March 16, 1993. 25 Monte R. Young, “For Some, Snow Day Brings Payday,” Newsday, March 15, 1993.
Then people will have TV, Internet, and phone service again. RECOVERY PERIOD The heavy snow in blizzards can damage the roofs on homes. When that happens, families may need a place to live for weeks or months, until repairs can be done. Sometimes the government provides money to help those families get by. Farmers also may need help recovering. Blizzards can kill whole herds of cattle. Thousands of chickens and other farm animals may die. Farmers may need money from the government to replace lost animals.