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Q: Which of the following statements regarding thunderstorms is correct? a. Sustained winds of more than 20 mph and hail greater than or equal to 2 inches in diameter are characteristic of severe
thunderstorms. b. Thunderstorms and their consequences are common, but rarely create problems. c. Thunderstorms and their consequences, such as lightning and floods, are the most common hazard associated with human death due to natural disasters in the United States. d. It is necessary for it to be raining to be struck by lightning.
A: c. Thunderstorms and their consequences, such as lightning and floods, are the most common hazard associated with human death due to natural disasters in the United States.
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User: Which of the following statements regarding thunderstorms is correct? a. Sustained winds of more than 20 mph and hail greater than or equal to 2 inches in diameter are characteristic of severe thunderstorms. b. Thunderstorms and their consequences are common, but rarely create problems. c. Thunderstorms and their consequences, such as lightning and floods, are the most common hazard associated with human death due to natural disasters in the United States. d. It is necessary for it to be raining to be struck by lightning.

Weegy: c. Thunderstorms and their consequences, such as lightning and floods, are the most common hazard associated with human death due to natural disasters in the United States.
ambrosio_09|Points 1040|

User: Which of the following statements is correct regarding snow fall? a. Small amounts of snow never has devastating effects on a community. b. The simplest way to avoid snow drifts from blocking access to buildings, feed, and machinery is to make sure that each is placed at least 60 feet apart from the other. c. Snow has to fall at rates of greater than 6 inches per hour to cause severe disruptions. d. Ice dams on roofs and large icicles are uncommon causes of building collapse.

Weegy: b. The simplest way to avoid snow drifts from blocking access to buildings, feed, and machinery is to make sure that each is placed at least 60 feet apart from the other.
ambrosio_09|Points 1040|

User: Which of the following statements is correct in regards to the control of fires? a. Light fuels are easy to ignite, burn at low temperatures, but are more difficult to extinguish than heavy fuels. b. Once animals have been evacuated, barn fires are usually easy to extinguish. c. Electrical wiring that has aged or been damaged by rodents is a common predisposing factor for barn fires. d. Wildfires never develop into raging firestorms.

Weegy: c. Electrical wiring that has aged or been damaged by rodents is a common predisposing factor for barn fires.
ambrosio_09|Points 1040|

User: Which of the following statements will reduce risks arising from fires? a. Allowing people to smoke in barns. b. Designating access to barns and water for firefighters. c. Waiting to evacuate livestock from approaching wildfires until you see smoke. d. Relying on the instinct of livestock to find evacuation routes.

Weegy: c
bettyboop|Points 2263|

User: Which of the following statements is correct regarding hurricanes? a. A good time to test communications, back up data and test alternative sources of power is during a hurricane watch. b. Hurricane storm surges is an uncommon cause of hurricane-related deaths in the U.S. c. Hurricanes frequently cause flooding along the coast, but not inland. d. Even when debris has been deposited in pastures during a hurricane livestock can be left to graze without concern for injuries.

Weegy: A good time to test communications, back up data and test alternative sources of power is during a hurricane watch.
ambrosio_09|Points 1040|

User: Which of the following statements is correct about the behavior of landslides? a. Landslides rarely affect agricultural property. b. Accumulation of water and bulging ground at the bottom of slopes are normal occurrences after heavy rains. c. Planting deep-rooted ground cover is an effective mitigation measure against landslides. d. Damage from mudflows cannot be covered by insurance.

Weegy: c
bettyboop|Points 2263|

User: Which of the following statements is an important risk factor for fatal drowning associated with floods? a. Floods are an uncommon cause of natural disaster in the United States. b. Floods are a rare cause of human deaths from natural disasters. c. Alcohol consumption. d. Floodwaters are rarely hazardous because of suspended chemicals, electrical currents and debris.

Weegy: d. Floodwaters are rarely hazardous because of suspended chemicals, electrical currents and debris.
nnyll0612|Points 517|

User: Which of the following statements is correct regarding livestock manure and the environment? a. Livestock produce more manure than humans in the U.S.. b. Over-application of manure can readily occur when soils are saturated with water. c. Individual citizens can sue farm owners for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act of 1972. d. All of the above.

Weegy: d. All of the above is the answer.
nnyll0612|Points 517|

User: Which of the following statements is correct regarding droughts? a. Proper watershed, forest, and rangeland management is effective mitigation against droughts. b. Spreading livestock operations out among several states is effective mitigation against weather-related disasters. c. Reducing personal water usage helps reduce the impact of droughts. d. All of the above.

Weegy: d. All of the above is the answer.
nnyll0612|Points 517|

User: Which of the following statements describes effective communication in disasters? a. Communications are rarely a problem in disasters, because most people use unambiguous language to convey messages. b. Specialized use of codes (e.g., “10-codes”) is necessary for effective communications in disasters. c. Emergency management officials prefer to use information from a disaster-struck area if the information has been authenticated. d. The components of effective communications are talking, listening and talking back.

Weegy: d
bettyboop|Points 2263|

User: Which of the following is accurate regarding damage resulting from thunderstorms? a. To prevent shifting in high winds, manufactured (mobile) homes should be tied down. b. Flying debris is the least of concerns in causing injury to people and animals in tornadoes. c. When hail has destroyed trees, it is a poor indicator that buildings have also likely been damaged. d. Tie downs rarely protect manufactured (mobile) homes from typical high winds that occur in thunderstorms.

Weegy: a. To prevent shifting in high winds, manufactured (mobile) homes should be tied down.
nnyll0612|Points 517|

User: Which of the following statements is accurate regarding specialized training for hazardous materials? a. Hazardous material spills only rarely create disasters in the United States. b. The Occupational Safety and Hazards Act (OSHA) requires all organizations that handle hazardous materials accidents or spills to use the Incident Command System. c. Only few farmers are trained in the proper use and handling of agricultural chemicals on their farm. d. When hazardous chemicals are released, most people know how to control the source of release correctly.

Weegy: b. The Occupational Safety and Hazards Act (OSHA) requires all organizations that handle hazardous materials accidents or spills to use the Incident Command System.
Richard_weegy|Points 35|

User: Which of the following statements are correct regarding injuries and damages that result from earthquakes? a. Most human injuries in earthquakes result from falling objects. b. Storing heavy objects and containers with hazardous chemicals on lower shelves is an important mitigation for earthquakes. c. Housing animals so that heavy objects do not fall on them in earthquakes is an important preparedness activity for earthquakes. d. All of the above.

Weegy: The answer is d. All of the above.
nnyll0612|Points 517|

User: Which of the following is NOT relevant to the care of animals in floods? a. Animals will frequently resist walking through flowing water. b. Animals that have recently moved from a warmer to a colder climate are at a greater risk of hypothermia than animals that have lived in a colder climate for longer periods. c. The number of animals that need to be evacuated from a farm is an important factor in determining how quickly a farm can be evacuated. d. Floodwaters are frequently contaminated with hazardous chemicals.

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