Hurricanes

The destruction of the east coast of the USA by Hurricane Sandy was a spectacular display of the power of nature. And really scary, especially for little kids. If your lot have been worrying or wondering about hurricanes, there are plenty of places to find out more about them. America’s National Hurricane Center tracks cyclones and storms across the country, and provides satellite pictures and advice (there are videos about forecasting and preparation here). There’s more kid-friendly information here.  When hurricanes hit, webcams are sometimes the last devices left recording; find a list of storm-lashed ones here. And for some amazing video footage and more wind-related facts, head to National Geographic.