Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Natural Disasters in Nevada

A disaster is when needs exceeds resources. Some examples of natural disasters in Nevada are:
  • Earthquakes - We may not feel all the small earthquakes we get, but Nevada is 3rd highest in the US for earthquake activity. On Nevada is listed as a "Very High Risk" for earthquakes
  • Tornado - Nevada does get tornados, however they are very small, usually a 1 or a 2.
  • Wind
  • Winter Storms - Rare in Las Vegas/Henderson, but when it does happen, it affects us greatly! Las Vegas does NOT have snow plows, sand, etc.
  • Extreme Temperatures - For Nevada we have an average of 22 days a year above 110 degrees!
    • 150 Days above 90 degrees
    • 97 Days above 100 degrees
    • 22 Days above 110 degrees
    • 35 Days below freezing

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