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  • A ... is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
    FLOOD.
  • Heavy rains from the ...'s clouds cause flooding.
    HURRICANE.
  • A ... is a period of time when an area or region experiences the lack of water in streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater.
    DROUGHT.
  • An ... is the shaking of the surface of the Earth.
    EARTHQUAKE.
  • A ... occurs when hot materials such as lava, dust, rocks, and gas are thrown out of a volcano.
    VOLCANIC ERUPTION.
  • The Chiado's fire in Portugal happened in ... (1988 / 1989 / 1990)
    1988
  • A ... can affect people and animals: economy, lack of water and food, or heat stroke...
    DROUGHT.
  • A ... is a vertical funnel of rapidly spinning air.
    TORNADO.
  • A ... is the state of burning that produces flames that send out heat, light, and smoke.
    FIRE.
  • There were ... in the south of England. The water was 0.9m high.
    FLOODS.
  • A ... can cause suffering and death after being extremely hungry and thirsty.
    FAMINE.
  • A ... is a widespread lack of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies.
    FAMINE.
  • A ... can permanently damage a person's or animal's respiratory system and cause death.
    FIRE.
  • The floods which were in the south of England happened in ... (1850 / 1939 / 2007)
    1939
  • There was a potato ... in Ireland, people had nothing to eat and about 1 million people died.
    FAMINE.
  • It can make buildings fall down and set off landslides.
    EARTHQUAKE.
  • It can destroy large buildings, uproot trees and hurl vehicles hundreds of yards. It can also drive straw into trees.
    TORNADO.
  • A ... is a series of fast-moving waves in the ocean caused by powerful earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides...
    TSUNAMI.
  • A ... is the sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.
    LANDSLIDE.
  • There was a terrible ... in Portugal. Many houses and shops burned in Lisbon.
    FIRE.
  • Its effects include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, and diseases caused by bacteria and viruses...
    FLOOD.
  • A ... can result in additional threats to health, such as floods, mudslides, power outages, drinking water contamination, and wildfires.
    VOLCANIC ERUPTION.
  • The potato famine which was in Ireland was from 1845 to ... (1852 / 1864 / 1870)
    1852
  • A ... is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.
    HURRICANE.