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2. Name three natural causes of drought

  • over grazing, intensive farming
  • irrigation, unsustainable use of water
  • few clouds, less precipitation, high temperatures
  • long period of high atmospheric pressure, dry soil

3. Name two conditions needed for tropical storms to form

  • between the tropics, low pressure
  • warm water, wind speeds of 0-12km
  • hottest time of the year, clouds
  • humidity, high wind speeds

4. Name three ways in which people try to prepare for earthquakes and thier effects

  • evacuations, building regulations for new houses, clearing roads
  • staying in the attic, retrofitting old buildings, boarding windows
  • building regulations for new houses, retrofitting for old buildings, education campaigns
  • seismic hazard maps, education campaigns, tie up trees

5. Name two ways people protect property and lives in tropical storms

  • embankments, board up windows
  • build houses on stilts, stay with grandma
  • strengthen houses, evacuation
  • plant wetlands, sell the house

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