Preparing for a Drought - Water For Drinking, Water And Your Health, Water For Other Uses, Other Impacts Of Drought
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Drought is not like other natural disasters, such as torna-does or earthquakes. These events occur suddenly, almost always without warning. More important, they don't last very long. In one way, though, droughts are similar to hurricanes in that both are sometimes predicted in advance. Yet a hurricane, no matter how destructive, blows by in a matter of days. Drought, on the other hand, lasts a long time. Its effects on people get worse as the drought continues. Planning for and coping with drought is different in many ways from emergency planning for hurricanes or other short-term disasters.