Natural disasters, do you have a plan?

Emma Vann, Media & Opinion Editor

On February 6, Turkey and Syria experienced a  7.8 magnitude earthquake resulting in a death toll of  33,000, claiming the title of one of the worst natural disasters in history.

Although far away, the disaster made students who had read about the event reconsider their own emergency plans close to home. 

“It makes me think of that saying, ‘live your life to the fullest’ because you never know how quick it can take a turn for the worst,” Junior Ava Wood said.

Virginia is prone to natural disasters, which  include: Tornadoes, landslides, hurricanes and winter storms.

Many individuals aren’t prepared for these types of situations and often find themselves in more danger. Though Virginia doesn’t experience this extreme weather often, it’s important to always be ready for any scenario. Here’s how to stay safe during each natural disaster.


How much of this did you already know? Does your family have an emergency plan implemented in case of emergencies? 

As the world grieves the loss caused by the catastrophes in Turkey and Syria, it is important to remain educated and aware of natural disasters to minimize further tragedies.