- from Hurricanes
Dark clouds blot out the Sun from the sky. It’s the middle of the day, but it looks like night. The wind howls, and rain pelts the ground so hard that it digs holes in the mud, while tree branches bend and crack.
Even entire trees are uprooted and go crashing down to the ground. Store windows are shattered. The roofs of buildings sail through the air, while electric wires send out sparks and dangle dangerously from broken utility poles. Signs go flying across highways, and the streets become flooded with water. It is no time to be outdoors, that’s for sure. You are in the middle of a hurricane—the largest, fiercest storm nature can bring. Read on to learn more about how these huge storms get started, and how can we protect ourselves from them.