Forest Fires Forest fires are fires that burn in forest areas. Lightning can start them but usually careless people do. There are 100,000 fires in the US every year. They can travel at 14 miles an hour or 23 kilometers an hour and will destroy everything as they move. Drought and hot weather are also responsible for many fires.r
Typhoons & Cyclones Typhoons are rotating tropical storms like hurricanes, but they occur in the north-west Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and Asia. Their winds can reach 200 miles per hour/320 kilometers per hour. Cyclones are similar storms in the Indian Ocean. They both have torrential rains and storm surges- causing massive flooding.
Other Disasters Heat waves- temperatures over 38 C. Or 100 F for an extended period of time. Hailstorms- round balls of frozen rain- can destroy crops. Epidemics- fast spreading diseases- some serious others often fatal such as Ebola. Wildfires- out of control fires in inhabited areas- destroy houses and crops. Thunderstorms- lighting can cause fires and kill people