What Would You Do If Disaster Strikes?

What Happens When Lightning Strikes

A strike of lightning contains approximately 300 kilovolts of electricity, compared to a typical industrial electrical shock of 20 to 63 kilovolts. See what happens to the body when struck by lightning.

Earthquake Preparedness

Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it’s not a matter of if - it’s a matter of when.

Tornado Preparedness

Reed Timmer, meteorologist and star of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, discusses the complications that arise with tornados.

Earthquake Simulator

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears steps into an earthquake simulator, outfitted like a normal home. See what an 8.0 magnitude earthquake can do!

Hurricane Preparedness

Dave Price, weather anchor from CBS’ The Early Show, and veteran of extreme storm coverage, explains how hurricanes are categorized and when to seek shelter or evacuate.

What Would You Do If Disaster Strikes?

When disaster strikes, would you know what to do? Are you prepared for earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and more? Plus, five things you can do to increase your chance of surviving a plane crash.