In 2003, more than three feet of rain fell on parts of Oahu, Hawaii, in a ten-day period! Three feet of rain would rise above your waist. In 2005, a town in California was ruined by a rainstorm.
Write a report about the effects of severe rainstorms. You will research storms and the damage they can cause. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What problems do severe rainstorms cause?
How does flooding affect people and property?
How can people protect themselves during a flood?
What kind of recovery and relief efforts are needed after a storm?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learned in the note-taking boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may use search engines to research other Web sites. You also can research storms and floods at the library. When you have finished, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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