It can throw around debris so fast that it poses a threat to humans and animals. Category 3 hurricane winds range from 111-130 mph and drag homes off their base. They also cause extensive flooding. Category 4 hurricane winds range from 131-156 mph. Category 4 hurricanes start to cause catastrophic damage.
74% of them are weak but they still have a significant effect on humans and nature. However the other 26% can be far more detrimental. Tornadoes are different to other natural disasters because they are confined to a small area. Although hurricanes may have a higher total density, the density of the energy in a tornado can be higher. Tornadoes typically kill 60-80 people per annum and injure more than 1500 people.
A funnel cloud is a rotating cone shaped column of air which is extending downward from a base of a thunderstorm. Also funnel clouds obviously depend on tornadoes because it's the storms which cause them. Tornadoes are the most dangerous weathers ever. About 1200 tornadoes on average hit the United States. The United States is essentially the world's capital of tornadoes, because of the fluke geography.
Some simple actions can be taken to help minimize the amount of destruction, yet complete prevention remains unachievable. In the Keys, the winds reached 130 miles per hour and the intense seas destroyed everything in its path (The Weather Channel). Key West is a tourist area with small buildings scattered everywhere; the amount of wind and rain managed to destroy nearly 1,200 buildings and the remaining buildings were left in rough conditions (Atkins, Katie). With the strength of Irma, as seen below, the prevention of the occurrence could not be
F3 is called a severe tornados and the wind speeds are 158-206 miles per hour. There damage is roofs and some walls torn from buildings, heavy trucks lifted from the ground. F4 are called Devastating tornados and there wind speeds are 207-260 miles per hour. There damages are well constructed houses are blown off from foundations. F5 are called incredible tornados and there wind speeds are 261-318 miles per hour.
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and devastating hurricanes in history. The conditions (strong winds, pouring rain, and high waves) are a large part of what made the storm so powerful, but the element of surprise and the speed at which it traveled were what caused so many losses. The impacts of the 1938 hurricane will be remembered for a long time to come. The 1938 storm formed on September 13 northwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa, reaching hurricane strength just three days later. Soon, the storm was 500 miles wide, with winds of more than 155 miles per hour.
The sections will slip, relieving the pressure and creating an earthquake as the energy that was held in the two sections is transferred into seismic waves, also known as an earthquake (Alvarez, et al., 2014). Conclusion The largest earthquake ever recorded on the rector scale is the Great Chilean Earthquake. At some time in the past as some point there could have been a larger earthquake, however the technology did not exist, it would not have been recorded. With the Great Chilean Earthquake there devastating effects of landscape, loss of building and home and the disastrous amount of people that lost their life. Had the technology been available in the 1960’s, the death toll would have been significant reduced and potentially they could have predicted this disastrous
INTRODUCTION As far as the world knows, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, flood, fire, etc, are the most dangerous and popular disasters which causes huge damage to mankind. But, blizzards are also disasters which causes loss of life and property similar to any other disaster. Blizzards are most common disaster in the North Eastern countries. They are nothing heavy and ferocious winter storms along with strong wind of about 40 miles per hour. Blizzard can last for two hours.
These also have been very dangerous elements like water spouts that can easily terminate any passing ship or plane and the Gulf Stream ocean current is very strong and is reported to move faster than 5 mph in some areas. This is more than sufficient enough to throw the sailors hundreds of miles off course as they do not know how to compensate for the current. A third reason could be careless sailors and other people. The coast guard in the Bermuda Triangle area get more than 8000 distress calls a year that is more than 20 a day. Most are sailors who have run out of gas or have encountered any foolish problem.
Introduction A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical water (NOAA’s National Ocean Service). when a storm’s wind speed is 74 mph it is called as hurricane. Hurricanes form in Atlantic basin. Different examples of hurricane are hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy that made massive destruction in their areas. The warm and moist air rises over the ocean surface, this air moves up and away from the surface and then there is less air left near the surface, warm air rises causing an area of lower air pressure and cause hurricane formation that severely affect the nearby areas.