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Winds of more than 30 mph have created blinding conditions in and around Buffalo, N.Y., forcing the closure of a state highway and stranding more than a hundred cars. Snow falling at a rate of five inches an hour is making it almost impossible to clear the roads. Jericka Duncan reports. Courtesy of cbsnews.com
A catastrophe sure as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, flood or violent acts is frightening to children and adults alike. Talking about the event with your children can decrease the fear. It is important to explain the event in words the child can understand, and at a level of detail that will not overwhelm them.
A child’s reaction also depends on how much destruction and/or death he or she sees during and after the disaster. If a friend or family member has been killed or seriously injured, or if the child’s school or home has been severely damaged, there is a greater chance that the child will experience difficulties.
Lake-effect snow happens when cold winds blow across the surface of a warmer lake, and pick up moisture. That moisture then freezes in the wind, and then falls as snow where the wind takes it.