Outside of the United States of America, Hurricane Irene peaked at 120 mph wind speeds and earned its title as a Category 3 major hurricane right before making landfall in the Bahamas. Although the intensity of the hurricane decreased after hitting the Bahamas, as Irene approached the East Coast of the United States the damages did not lessen. The first unlucky victim of the East Coast was North Carolina. Irene was the first hurricane to make a direct landfall since Hurricane Ike in 20081. When Irene ultimately made landfall in North Carolina it had been downgraded to a Category 1
In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina). However, it particularly damaged New Orleans, due to its poor infrastructure and unfortunate geographical location. However, the main complication that had a negative influence on the effects of hurricane Katrina was the poor response of the government. The hurricane has been the cause for many economical, environmental and political problems and is affecting the city up until today.
Hurricane Harvey had a huge devastating impact due to all the recorded rainfall over the city of Houston. Harvey dropped so much rainfall because
Hurricane Katrina was a massive category five storm. Katrina hit southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi and proceeded from August 23 through August 31, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was arguably the worst natural disaster in history to date. The cause of the major flooding was because the levees failed and the outcome varied from housing damage to political arguments.
This work analyzes about thirty different hurricanes that had an impact on South Carolina from 1800 to Hurricane Hugo.
Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba. The death total in the Caribbean topped off at seventy. Then the hurricane moved northwest heading to the lower eastern seaboard (Florida and Georgia) . On October 29th, the hurricane makes a drastic change of course straight to New Jersey. Places like New York and New Jersey once thought as being untouchable now brace themselves for the storm. Then at eight pm hurricane, Sandy hits the coast. Wind speeds at hundred fifteen mph.
Hurricane Juan struck Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 creating the most damage in the history of Nova Scotia and killing 8 people and costing about $30 900 000 in damage. In order to prevent as much damage you first need to have a brief understanding of what causes hurricanes and how they work. After you know that you 're able to think of ways to be able to prevent damage and the lose of life. Even thought you can be the most prepared person ever and just waiting for a hurricane to come because you know you 're as ready as ever, most people probably won 't be just sitting and waiting for one to come so what meteorologists do is predict when another is likely to strike.
The Yucatan Peninsula has a very interesting landscape and climate that is filled with ruins of the ancient Mayan Civilization. The Yucatan Peninsula does not have rolling hills or steep mountains, instead it is a mostly flat sheet of limestone. There are no rivers or streams, instead the water flows in underground aquifers and has created cenotes and sinkholes. Due to the Yucatan Peninsulas unique geographical location, it has a tropical humid climate (otherwise known as a tropical savannah climate) with a dry and a wet season.
At a news conference Governor Nikki Haley explained the issue, this is different than a hurricane because it is water, it is slow moving and it is sitting. We can't just move the water out (East Coast Rain). Tropical moisture pushing towards the United States, specifically the Carolinas, from Hurricane Joaquin is what is causing the tremendous amounts of rainfall (Rathbun). A category 4 storm, Hurricane Joaquin has become extremely powerful and dangerous. Moving from the central Bahamas, it moves towards the U.S. bringing winds over 118 miles per hour, extreme flooding, and excessive amounts of
One of the reason that cause hurricane it’s depend on environment. Hurricane use the warm air and warm ocean as the power of the storm. As being said, the warm temperature that form above the ocean create the rotating wind because when warm air and cool air are touching together then it makes an area of lower pressure, warm air is lighter than cool air so higher air pressure pushes into the lower pressure area and it cause hurricane.
Hurricanes can range from different Categories, Category 1 being not that bad and 5 being the worst. The Okeechobee hurricane hit many places and the winds picked up
Hurricane: “A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds. ” (Dictionary.com) Hurricanes are known to have changed our lives. Mostly, for worse. Hurricanes cause severe flooding from their high wind speeds. From our hurricane sandy experience, we can see that hurricanes tear down houses and buildings that are very precious to us. They can take down things that are not sheltered and things that are sheltered. They also flood places because of the rainfall that they cause. However, hurricanes can also help us by replenishing inland plant life, bringing rainfall to areas that need it, and provide a global heat balance. (“5 Things Hurricanes Can Do That Are Actually Good.” The Weather Channel). Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Overall, hurricanes have changed lives.
It was June 26, 2004 I packed my oversized conversion van with everything I thought was important. I was going to leave the life I knew behind on Cincinnati and I move to Daytona Beach Florida. Little that I know I had the State of Florida was going to see a record number of hurricanes for the 2004 2005 season. Little did I know I would find myself loving a lifestyle that was neither healthy or safe. Knowing how negatively this would have impacted my life I would not have moved to Florida.
Hurricanes appear and throw our world into chaos; over the years, hurricanes have caused extreme destruction all over the globe. In September, Hurricane Irma struck and removed everything in its path. Although the amount of destruction caused was devastating, precautions were taken to help save lives and avoid as much damage as possible. Hurricane Irma escalated quickly, yet humans still remain unsure on how to stop these storms from occurring.
The tropical depression that became Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and meteorologists were soon able to warn people in the Gulf Coast states that a major storm was on its way. By August 28, evacuations were underway across the region. That day, the National Weather Service predicted that after the storm hit, “most of the Gulf Coast area will be uninhabitable for weeks…perhaps longer.” New Orleans was at particular risk. Though about half the city actually lies above sea level, its average elevation is about six feet below sea level and it is completely surrounded by water. Over the course of the 20th