Barely, a house was left undamaged or completely ruined. Also, all but four of the 120 flat boats at the landing that day were lost. Possibly as many as 200 of the men operating them, were killed. The steamboat Hinds was thrown into the river and sunk. The boat was swept down to Baton Rouge, where it was with 48 dead males and 3 dead females.
Louisiana was hit near Buras-Triumph. The wind speed was 125 mph. There was a storm surge along the coast of Louisiana. The height of the surge is inaccurate because we do not have enough information about it. A tide gauge in Plaquemines Parish recorded a tide that was over 14 feet.
Hurricane Charley began as a Tropical Wave off the western coast of Africa. After traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean it became a category three Tropical Depression, at this time it was given the name “Charley” by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, even though it was no where near Florida at the time. A series of strong ridges high pressure system’s north forced it to change tracks. The storm continued to pass through the tropics and progressed into a Category 1 hurricane. August 11th the core passed forty miles southwest of Jamaica, although it did not actually hit the country, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flooding affected the people of Jamaica.
Here at the University of Florida, the field of wind engineering is a subject to which a lot of research and manpower is dedicated, particularly concerning hurricanes and the large wind loads associated with them. These powerful storms are generally associated with the eastern and gulf coasts of North America, but they can and do form elsewhere. Hawaii, surrounded by the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, is not typically associated with hurricane activity, but in September of 1992 the island state was struck by Hurricane Iniki. Within a lifespan of a little more than a week, Iniki was able to completely change the relationship Hawaii had with Hurricanes by battering the islands with strong winds and exposing the complacency fostered by years of mild hurricane seasons. In the years to come, this storm was to serve as the basis for Hawaii’s push to better prepare for potential storms and avoid another disaster of this magnitude.
("The Story Of The Power And Fury Of Hurricane Andrew".) Damages ranged from blown out windows to building collapsing on one another. Roofs ripped of the trim of houses left behind. Rubble , floods , and debris all on the roads. The conditions were treacherous very dangerous conditions.
Hurricane Gert was a large tropical cyclone that caused extensive flooding throughout Central America and Mexico in September 1993. It originated over the southwestern Caribbean Sea and briefly attained tropical storm strength before crossing Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Yucatán Peninsula. Once over warm water in the Bay of Campeche, Gert grew into a Category 2 hurricane and made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The cyclone quickly weakened to a depression over the rugged terrain and eventually dissipated over the Pacific Ocean. Gert 's broad wind circulation produced heavy rain across Central America, flooding property and crops.
This paper focuses on the most intense hurricanes in the peninsula’s recent history, namely Hurricane Gilbert and Hurricane Dean. Hurricane Gilbert occurred in September 1988 and passed across the northern portions of the peninsula. When it made landfall around Cancun in Quintana Roo it was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 180 mph and slowly weakened over the peninsula to become a Category 2 storm as it left the Yucatan region. Hurricane Dean went through the southern portions of the peninsula in August 2007. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 storm with 165 mph sustained winds, and also weakened to become a Category 2 storm as it exited Campeche.
The tempest surge from Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005, brought about calamitous harm along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Levees isolating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans were broken, at last flooding around 80% of the city. Also, real wind harm was accounted similarly as 200 miles inland. Katrina is presently considered the deadliest and costliest tropical storm in the U.S. in more than 80 years. On the whole, more than 1,400 individuals were murdered and harms are evaluated to have surpassed more than $75
The storm flooded whole streets in the suburban areas, shutdown subway lines, left millions of homes without power for weeks, closed major airports, and resulted in the evacuation of over 370,000 people in the city (Dolnick NYTimes). Experts believe that the storm also created mini-tornadoes causing even more untold damage that totaled to 15.8 million dollars in damages (Dolnick NYTimes). This storm, that stuck about one year before Sandy, was many New Yorkers’ first experience of a storm that violent. When Irene made contact with New York, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, not a hurricane. This storm is important because it resulted in many policy changes in New York’s legislation in terms of storm preparation and preparedness.
More than 8,000 people died in the disaster. Luckily, on top of all of that danger there is another one about a mom who just moved to Galveston and then was pregnant and got drawn into the hurricane and then launched into the top of a cottage, in all of that worry luckily she survived the hit and then had the newborn a couple weeks after the disaster hit. In conclusion, the Galveston hurricane attack was a horrible thing. Thankfully, now the workers and people in Galveston, Texas are trying to keep the disaster
The Levee breaches led to massive flooding, hundred and thousands of the people affected from the storm from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. (http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina) .The Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish were under so much water that people had to run to attics and rooftops for safety. And soon enough nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water. The government in particular was unprepared for a disaster like this. Officials, even the president at the time, George W. Bush, was unaware of how bad things were in New Orleans and didn’t know how to deal with something this terrible.
Hurricane Joaquin manifested in the Atlantic Ocean on September 27 and made its way to the Eastern United States, constantly growing in size and intensity. The hurricane eventually reached the strength of a category four hurricane with wind speeds up to a 155 mph, only two mph shy from becoming a category five hurricane (Hurricane Joaquin Recap, 2015). Though many meteorologists suspected that the hurricane would make landfall in the mainland United States, it made a drastic turn to Bermuda, but, in turn, sent a low pressure system through all of South Carolina sending down torrential rainfall starting on October 1, 2015 (Hurricane Joaquin Recap, 2015). The rain continued through October 6, 2015, breaking precipitation records throughout South Carolina causing massive flooding in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and other surrounding cities. Charleston received 16.33” amount of rain in a period of five days, from October 1 to October 5, while Myrtle Beach received 15.5”, shattering both previous records for rainfall (Wiltgen, 2015).
On August 29, 2005, 6:10 am, there was a horrible disaster that broke everyone 's heart. It was a Hurricane in New Orleans that also went past Mississippi and many more places. Hurricane Katrina. There were approximately 1,833 deaths. It was a tropical depression that formed in 2 hours in the Bahamas.
In Louisiana, New Orleans at 6:10 a.m August 29, 2005 a disaster strikes down. Destroying homes, cars, buildings, and etc. It was Hurricane Katrina!! Still today 705 people are missing. 15 million people were affected by this event.
There was an estimated 1833 people killed by the whole hurricane. Out of those people that died 40 percent of them died from drowning, 25 percent of people died from trauma, 11 percent of the people died of heart conditions and the other 24 percent died of other or unknown causes. The impact this hurricane had on families was crazy. After this hurricane, the population of New Orleans went down by 254,502 people that 's a decrease of over half of the city 's total population. Throughout the whole hurricane over 6000 homes were