In 2005, August 29th, hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast. This impacted both Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana alone, there were 971 hurricane Katrina related deaths. In total, the amount of recorded deaths because of hurricane Katrina were
Typically, storms travel from the southwest to the northeast, but this particular storm cell was traveling northwest to the southeast with extreme power. But by late August, tornadoes at this time of year are weak. At 2:54 p.m., in northern Dekalb tree and crop damage was reported but by 3:10 p.m. three-fourths of an inch of just rain had fallen in Dekalb. As the storm continued southeast it continued into Aurora which was hail reported again and the storm sabotaging 30 airplanes
This earthquake caused 60 deaths, 9,000 people injured. Causing the San Fernando Valley a total pile of destruction (TheAtlantic.com). What was actually the main cause of the Northridge earthquake? Why did the Northridge earthquake caused so many destruction? The earthquake happened because of the movement from the San Andreas Fault (u-s-history.com) .This little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault?
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.
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.
Hurricane Ivan Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Caped Verde-type hurricane that caused widespread damaged in the Caribbean and the United States. It was category 5 hurricane. It was a really bad storm. It happened in 2004, I was nine years old. I remember being without lights, and eating sandwiches for weeks.
Surge number three, however, reached the northern end of Pompeii, demolishing building and opening the way for later flows. The fourth deluge went straight through the town, wreaking havoc. It is estimated that the flow killed 650 people, if not more. The fifth wave reached the southern end of the town, killing more people, and the layer
A big storm hit the coast of Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania over the past few days, hitting homes worth millions. Three people have been confirmed dead near Canberra and New South Wales, many people have been evacuated from their homes. Bondi beach has been closed with huge waves, a man got washed away. Streets in Sydney have had a massive flood, houses are starting to fall apart. The houses that have been washed away won’t be covered by insurance because insurance usually doesn’t cover houses that are near beaches or that have been washed away.
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). While neither of these compared to the devastation in Columbia where residents received 12.22” of rain which caused massive flash flooding in the ill equipped low lying areas
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.
Superstorm Sandy Superstorm Sandy devastated almost all of the eastern seaboard and parts of Cuba. The hurricane started as a normal tropical storm over the warm waters near the equator (Pacific and Atlantic oceans). Then began to spin counterclockwise and form into a hurricane. The hurricane was given a category one rating on October 23, 2012.Even though the hurricane did not touch the Dominican Republic it still dumped twenty inches of rain in Hispaniola. Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides.
Hurricanes are massive storms that form of fronts of warm waters throughout the tropical oceans. The intensity of hurricanes can be categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most severe. The damage that these storms can bring can be from ripping a tree out the ground, to destroying a whole city. On August 23, 2005 a dreadful hurricane hit the Golf Coast mainly New Orleans. All the civilians around were not prepared for such a hit.
You 'd think some rain and wind wouldn 't be too bad, right? But when winds reach over 75 miles per hour and the rain keeps pouring for days this not so friendly storm is a hurricane. The U.S. Has faced many hits from these ferocious storms, but one of the most historical ones is hurricane Katrina. Before Katrina hit on August 29th 2005, a tsunami nine months earlier on December 26th 2004 happened in the Indian Ocean. The tsunami hit many countries after an earthquake that happened 93 miles off the coast of Sumatra.