Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes, ever to hit the United States. There were extraordinary problems to deal with, and it was difficult to solve. Many things were lost, damaged, and washed away in the water. People had to fight through the flood to survive. However, New Orleans stuck together and had to be strong all the way.
Leaving behind all there belongs the flood is still occurring the news advises people if they do not have to leave their home don’t. Ways to stay safe now is to avoid walking or driving through the flood waters Just 6 inches of moving water could knock you down. And 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away. The North Cedar Falls donation site is getting donations from the people of Cedar Falls. This flood came out of nowhere causing destruction in Cedar Falls leaving the people with nothing but hope.
With winds reaching more than 175 miles per hour this was the strongest winds the city of New Orleans had ever seen. With the winds came lots of water, some areas of New Orleans seen more than 20 feet of water. My home was in an area that was greatly impacted by the water. I remember watching the news and seeing all the damage caused by the hurricane. The system that was in place to protect the city had failed.
For Example Fred Hewitt states “For an hour more after that terrible shock, which shook the buildings of all San Francisco to the very foundations, people wandered about in an insane fashion. There was no attempt to hold the sufferers. People were stupefied as the inferno raged and reigned supreme.” (page 2 paragraph 11) This differs from Emma Burke’s Concluding sentence where she states “Morning came, and my husband was detailed to take charge of the water distribution at the entrance to the Park. Water was now more precious than gold, and not a drop must be wasted. Many of the mains were broken,
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
The widespread damage of San Francisco effected every race and culture throughout the city at the time of the earthquake by leaving them with one thing in common, nothing. Extending from the rich to the poor, from the Chinese to the Italians, nearly every member of society had been left with only the belongings they were able to scavenge as they fled to safety. The New York Times remarked that the destruction caused from the earthquake left nearly half of San Francisco in ruins, 50,000 citizens homeless, and a property loss of more than $200,000,000. Shockingly, in addition to the immediate damage and loss of life caused by the earthquake, as more fires spread throughout the city the total number of citizens left homeless quadrupled and the value of property lost doubled. The remaining citizens of San Francisco who united as a community of survivors of this wide-scale crisis paved the way for the social developments that followed the earthquake.
Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns. Overall Katrina had a huge negative impact on the U.S. Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal moment in history because it caused lots of damage and destruction to lives in the Gulf Coast of the
In 2004 there was a category 4 hurricane that swept through a number of states and islands in the Atlantic and caused horrific damage. Leaving families were without shelter, food, water, and power for days. Roadways were flooded, houses were crushed by trees, and the most tragic outcome of all lives was lost. Yet somehow I managed to make a pretty good memory of it. My experience with hurricane Charley was challenging, but surprisingly fun.
The earthquakes intensity was measured at a magnitude of 7.9 on the present Richter scale (The Great 1906, 4). This earthquake was an extremely vigorous magnitude that would have killed approximately fifthteen hundred to forty five hundred people and injure fifty thousand (House, 51). This was not the first earthquake in San Francisco. 1864, 1898, and 1900 were years of earthquakes striking but not as strong as 1906 (San Francisco of 1906, 1). Ten million California residents who lived closely from the major fault lines could have been in endangered in many extreme ways.
Hurricane Katrina Vs. Hurricane Harvey While there are many similarities between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey that make them catastrophic natural events, the differences between the two cause each state their own tragedies. Events that led up to, happened during, and the aftermath of the two hurricanes were all horrifying examples of how dangerous Mother Nature can really be. Although the tropical storms happened years apart from one another they both left a mark on the people that personally experienced them that will never be forgotten. The beginning of each hurricane caused immediate fear for the safety of men, women, and their families. Although Katrina was explicitly explained how dangerous it would be to the people of New Orleans, Houstonians were not so lucky.
Recently, we had tropical storm Colin hit and due to the increase in heavy rain causing flooding and overwhelming the sewage system the city of Saint Petersburg decided to dump sewage by pipe about a quarter of a mile into Tampa Bay. (Carr, 2016) Currently we are dealing with tropical storm Hermine and I am hoping the same situation doesn’t
A stunning example of our modern day setback is hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, humanity watched in shock as - every warning and study notwithstanding - each system that might have saved New Orleans turned futile. Inland waterways collapsed, sending a torrential of floodwater into the city. This destroyed communications channels crippling rescue processes. Roads were impassable and transportation that was expected to evacuate tens of thousands never arrived.
It swept anything that was in its way. The water was at the top of two story houses. So it was hard for people to stay in their house for protection against it. Once the storm had passed and the few survivors that were left, you could see just how disastrous the storm really was. “A sea of wreckage spread in every direction.
All things considered, even though the Great Flood caused a lot of damage and devastation, it was also the cause of a major political change which in the long run was probably better. The flood changed the way that many states provided relief from natural disasters and the responsibility of government in assisting the victims that were affected by the disasters. The flood also changed the way that people lived, due to the fact that it destroyed multiple houses and towns. The Great Flood of 1927 is classified as one of the worst natural disasters of the 1900’s because of how many towns it destroyed and displaced when the MIssissippi overflowed into 11 states from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months.
Whenever the Bonnie started forming up, a tropical storm warning came in place in Sout Carolina. Heavy precipitation just came up as an effect of the storm with causing severe flooding on highways. Some people had to be recovered from drowning. The total damage of the Bonnie were not less than $640,000 (2016 USD) and that was just the damage in