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A wildfire is a type of natural disaster. When plants have too little water, they can catch fire easily in a hot environment.

Ten hurricanes hit the United States in 2017. One of them, Hurricane Harvey, caused more rainfall than any other storm in US history. It dumped more than four feet (1.2 m) of rain on certain areas. Heavy flooding covered cars and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

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Have you ever been in a natural disaster? What is the worst weather you’ve ever been in?


Have you read other books about the weather? What can you learn from books about the weather?


Natural disasters happen around the world. How do they affect people?

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