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Learn English Words With Pictures: Natural Disasters

Improve your vocabulary and practice your pronunciation with these 12 English words for natural disasters.

hurricane

English Words - Hurricane
A hurricane is a large, circular storm with strong winds.

tornado

English Words - Tornado
A tornado is extremely strong winds concentrated in one area.

lightning

English Words - Lightning
When the lightning touches a building, tree, car, or person, we say they have been “struck” by lightning.

forest fire

English Words - Forest Fire

earthquake

English Words - Earthquake
In an earthquake, the ground shakes and cracks. Buildings that are not designed to survive earthquakes are often destroyed.

flood

English Words - Flood
A flood occurs when it rains a lot, and the water in a river gets so high that it overflows the riverbanks and invades surrounding areas.

tsunami

English Words - Tsunami
In a tsunami, the water from the ocean comes in and covers the land. Tsunamis are caused by an earthquake in the middle of the ocean.

drought

English Words - Drought
A drought is when there is not enough water because it hasn’t rained for a long time.

blizzard

English Words - Blizzard
A blizzard is a very strong snowstorm.

avalanche

English Words - Avalanche
An avalanche is when a lot of snow falls down the side of a mountain.

landslide / mudslide

English Words - Landslide
A landslide (or mudslide) is when soil, rocks, and/or mud falls down the side of a hill or mountain.

volcanic eruption

Learn English Words - Volcano
When the volcano explodes, the event is called a “volcanic eruption”

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