Essay About Blizzards

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As far as the world knows, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, flood, fire, etc, are the most dangerous and popular disasters which causes huge damage to mankind. But, blizzards are also disasters which causes loss of life and property similar to any other disaster. Blizzards are most common disaster in the North Eastern countries. They are nothing heavy and ferocious winter storms along with strong wind of about 40 miles per hour. Blizzard can last for two hours. Blizzards cannot be as accurately predicted as earthquakes or tsunamis.
Blizzards usually cover the roads with snow and the snow is so powerful that it can even overwhelm the cars. The winds which occur along with blizzards usually uproot trees. Houses with very thin and soft roofs are easily damaged because of blizzards. Houses, in the area where blizzards occur, will be covered with thick snow. Electric and communications lines are disrupted and damaged and this can also result in fire. Roads become fully covered with the water that melts from snow during blizzard and so the roads become very slippery.
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