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Thanks to our friends in Turkey for the following information!


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Name: Uğurcan

Age: 11
School: Enka Schools
Country: Turkey
  • · What “Severe Weather /Natural Disasters (SW-ND)”does your country/city experience?
Earthquake, fire, flood
  • · How do you and you community prepare for, or get through, such SW-ND events?
We do emergency evacuation practices at home and at school
  • What was the most famous such SW-ND event that your country/city has experienced?
The biggest earthquake was on the 17th of August 1999. It was more than a disaster. So many buildings were demolished because of that earthquake and so many people died. Many people were trapped under the collapsed buildings.

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Damage in Izmit


· Name: Yigitsoy Yigit
· Age: 12
· School: Enka Schools
· Country: Turkey

  • · What “Severe Weather /Natural Disasters (SW-ND)”does your country/city experience?
Mostly we have earthquakes.
  • · How do you and you community prepare for, or get through, such SW-ND events?
In our school we have emergency evacuations. When the alarm rings, we are hide under our desks.
When the alarm is stops, we are go outside.

  • · What was the most famous such SW-ND event that your country/city has experienced?
In 1999, we had a massive earthquake in Istanbul. 17,480 people died. The earthquake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale.