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Workshop 2: When Disaster Strikes hurricane cycle focus prevent evacuate metallic surge degree increase recovery exceeded moist abandon destruction major severe intensity volt
recovery: re-cov-er-y (noun)- the process of getting back to normal For a quick recovery from a broken bone, you should stay off of it as much as possible.
Severe: se-vere (adjective)- very bad or serious The severe rain storm caused flooding.
Prevent: pre-vent (verb)- to stop from happening • The stop sign prevented the school bus from moving forward.
Destruction: de-struc-tion (noun)- terrible damage • The tornado caused terrible destruction.
Major: ma-jor (adjective)- very large or important Major cloud gathering is creating a tornado.
Focus: fo-cus (verb)- to pay close attention • Martezie used the telescope to focus on the stars.
Exceeded: ex-ceed-ed (verb)-greater than • The lightning storm striking over the city exceeded 15 million volts.
increase: in-crease (verb)- to make or get larger Wind can increase the intensity of a fire and make it spread.
Intensity: in·ten·si·ty (noun)- great strength or extreme degree The intensity of the heat from the fire made it impossible for the firemen to put it out, so they let it burn itself out.
Degree; de-gree (noun)- a unit of measurement We use a thermometer to measure the degree of temperature on any given day.
Metallic: me·tal·lic (adjective)- made of metal The metallic tent kept out the flames and the firefighters safe.
Abandon: a-ban-don (verb)- to leave behind Mary had to abandon her house because of the flood.
Evacuate: e·vac·u·ate (verb)- to leave due to an emergency The Rountree family had to evacuate due to the approaching hurricane.
Cycle: cy-cle (noun)- the sequence of events that repeats itself • The weather cycle of evaporation turning into precipitation repeats itself.
moist: moist (adjective)- damp • The air was moist and heavy as the heavy rains approached.
Hurricane: hur·ri·cane (noun)-a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. A hurricane demolished this house.
Surge: surge (noun)-a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide. The storm surge was so great that it threatened to cover the beach.
Volt: volt (noun)-the electrical unit of voltage The volt from the lightning was so powerful that it lit up the night sky.