On August 21, 2005 a deadly and destructive natural disaster hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. This deadly disaster was named Hurricane Katrina. She flooded most of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Not only did it cause major damage to people's homes, it had killed and drowned over 1,600 citizens. Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns.
November Witch Bringing nasty weather to much of northern half of country Strong low pressure fights with high pressure creating havoc across much of the nation Meteorologists call it the November Witch because it is a brew of nasty weather that hits the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley most seasons, brought on by high and low pressure systems duking it out over the area. The November Witch hits the Great Lakes area as well, and is immortalized in the Gordon Lightfoot ballad “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” about the sinking of an iron ore tanker on Lake Superior. “The wind in the wire made a tattle-tale sound When the wave broke over the railing And every man knew, as the captain did too T’was the witch of November come stealin’” Powerful
Which 40% of the houses, farms, livestock are destroyed during Valdivia earthquakes, also they are 1,655 people dead, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless and $550 million damage. So for the Alaska earthquake, are also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake. This earthquakes is a largest earthquake that happened in North America and the second most powerful earthquake recorded in history. Which the earthquakes event are killed 131 people, and 119 people are die because of tsunami while this damage are cost $311 million in 1964
Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
Mini Iceberg: The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg, which caused a great amount of deaths and injuries. The iceberg was included not only because it was the main cause of the Titanic’s disastrous sinking, but also because it had brought catastrophic amount of damage. It tore apart families, caused many deaths, and an even greater amount of injuries. The iceberg had done something no one thought possible, it had sank the ship almost everyone believed was unsinkable. The iceberg was a main cause of a horrendous event that not only hurt people physically but emotionally.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes of her hull filling with water, her stern rose up into the air and broke in two before sinking in the great Atlantic. Her sinking was catastrophic with a total of about 1500 people killed. Her sinking became a legend in our society by catching interest of the public world wide. Her famous story has been spread in numerous books and movies. Everyone thinks they knows her story, but do they really know it?
Flood Essay Introduction Killing an estimated 1,833 people, Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The flooding alone caused massive devastation and destruction. Millions of people lost their homes and all their possessions. This flood was horrific, but imagine a flood so great that it destroyed all of humanity. This great flood occurs in the stories of Noah, Utnapishtim, and Deucalion.
Katrina was responsible for one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three deaths. It left over a million houses without power and demolished nearly two hundred seventy-five thousand homes. Harvey was accountable for thirty-nine deaths so far and prepared for numbers to rise. Nearly three hundred thousand people have reported loss of power and approximately ten of thousands of homes were damaged due to this storm. Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages.
The Great Chicago Fire, was a catastrophic event that charred 3.3 square miles of Chicago. It slayed nearly 300 people and more than 100,000 citizens lost their homes. The fire destroyed 17,500 buildings and Chicago lost 200 million dollars (4 billion dollars in 2016 money). A burning hell raged upon Chicago from 9:00 pm, October 8th to early tuesday morning October 10th. It sent many people running for their lives, some crossed the river thinking it would save them; but the fire burned over the river because of the oils and pollutants in the water.
I. INTRODUCTION The Black Death arrived in Europe on October 1348 when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks that was about to greet the ships met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever and delirious from pain. Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late.
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. 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 Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
This flood is still the biggest and most destructive flood recorded. It had so much damage that there were 300 people who died from the disaster. The water covered 17 million acres causing 236 million dollars’ worth of damage. It was a strong flood, “it was like facing an angry dark ocean. The wind was fierce enough that that day it tore away roofs, smashed windows, and blew down the smokestack- 130 feet high and 54 inches in diameter- at the giant A.G Wineman & Sons lumber mill”
Canadians had never before endured a natural disaster like the ice storm of 1998. A difficult morning of car scraping quickly turned into a state of emergency from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec. Millions huddled in the dark by their fireplaces. Many suffered from hypothermia and carbon monoxide poisoning. Heavy ice sheets toppled huge power pylons and in just six days an electrical system that took decades to create was razed.
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls. Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it.