Tag: Physical Environment of the Caribbean – Grade 5

Describe the Effects of Natural Hazards in the Caribbean Area

Natural disasters have always plagued the Caribbean. They pose an immediate threat because, as humans, we have no control over the location and time and extent of these natural disasters. The only true options left to us are either moving human settlements to safer areas not usually affected by these disasters (which is not a…...

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Preparation for Natural Hazards in the Caribbean: Hurricanes

Hurricanes can be life threatening as well as cause serious property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. In this post you will learn exactly what should be done before, during and after a hurricane. BEFORE Prior to a hurricane precautions should be taken which will allow you to make it…...

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Preparation for Natural Hazards in the Caribbean: Flooding

If you live in a flood prone area, there are precautions that you should take before a flood occurs, things that you are expected to do should a flood occur and what you should do in the aftermath. This post will highlight these three areas. BEFORE A FLOOD Floods are the most frequent and costly…...

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Preparation for Natural Hazards in the Caribbean: Landslides

If you live in an area prone to landslides you should: Learn about local emergency response and evacuation plans. Talk to everyone in your household about what to do if a landslide occurs. Create and practice an evacuation plan for your family and your business. Assemble and maintain an emergency preparedness kit. Become familiar with…...

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Preparation For Natural hazards in the Caribbean: Volcanoes

It is not possible to prevent a volcanic eruption, however, picking up on signs which indicate that an eruption is eminent, can help prevent unnecessary loss of lives and destruction of property. Prediction and preparation are the key words and highlights of this post. Prediction Volcanologists, people who study volcanoes, are trained to pick up…...

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Preparation for Natural Hazards in the Caribbean: Earthquake

Before diving into this post be sure to read the post on Natural Hazards Experienced in the Caribbean. For each natural disaster, there are specific ways in which you can prepare, to protect your property and your life. The nest series of posts will detail ways in which you can prepare for the natural disasters…...

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Natural Hazards Experienced in the Caribbean

Below are some of the natural hazards caribbean people experience from time to time sometimes seasonally and other times spontaneously. Review your notes from class as well as this post and attempt the quiz below. Earthquakes Earthquakes are caused by movements of plates underneath the earth’s surface. The places where these plates meet, are breaks…...

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Concepts Related to the Physical Environment of the Caribbean

Review these concepts and then complete the quiz below. Tropical Marine This term refers to the type of climate found mostly in coastal and island areas. These areas are found 10-20 degrees north or south of the equator; and they receive an annual rainfall of approximately 1000-1500 mm. Natural Resources These are not manufactured. They…...

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