“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
Later that same day, tropical storm Ike became a named storm. Ike became a major hurricane on September 3, 2008. “September 7th, as a category 4 hurricane, Ike slammed into the island of Great Inagua. By Sunday night, Ike moved to the Cuban coast and made another landfall as a major hurricane near the province of Holguin near Punto de Sama with maximum winds around 125 mph”(NOAA). Hurricane Ike made 5 land falls before ever entering into the Gulf of Mexico.
The amount of property that was damaged by hurricane Harvey was vast. Strong winds are what people think of when they think of a hurricane. The winds from Harvey were said to have reached 130 mph. That was enough for it to be classified as a category 4 storm. The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path.
Statement of the Problem Among the events that have had a drastic shaping on human events throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are natural disasters. Often times, a natural disaster will leave residents of affected areas in a state of awe as they seek to understand what exactly happened. One such example is Hurricane Hugo. Hurricane Hugo was a storm that dealt damage to the entire coast of South Carolina in September, 1989. However, one problem that historians have run into with the discussion on Hurricane Hugo is that very few works have been written on the overlying impact Hurricane Hugo had on the entire Low Country of South Carolina.
The Great hurricane or San Calixto hurricane occurred in October 10-16 in the caribbean in 1780. It is known to be the deadliest of all time murdering 27,500 people in the caribbean alone. It is also the turning point in the caribbean as many colonist from the country can’t recover from this as the revolutionary wars in America is going on. The actual strength of the storm could be at 200. The origins of this storm is unknown but some historians believed to be a cape verde storm.
The system that was in place to protect the city had failed. It broke my heart because I couldn’t believe the city I was born in and had memories was just washed away. At this point, I knew there was no returning home for my family and me. This life-altering event made me see how blessed I was and at any moment I could I have been stranded on the rooftop, or just trying to make it to higher ground because of the rising waters. There were many casualties as a result of Hurricane Katrina and still hundreds of people haven’t been found.
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 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.
With this happening, it only caused more problems. It could not let the water out so all the water and debris ended up backing up all over the city. This is when all the trash and everything else it picked up along the way had caught fire. The Johnstown Flood was one of the most destructive and devastating floods in Johnstown; buildings were demolished, thousands were killed, and it resulted in years of reconstruction (The Johnstown Flood- May
In this upcoming weekend, Hurricane Irma is predicted to make landfall in Southern Florida. The category five hurricane is bring 175-mph wind, with huge amounts of rain and storm surges. This storm has already hit hard the Caribbean Islands, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Three people have already died in the Virgin Islands and three more in Puerto Rico. the death toll will continue to rise once the rubble can be removed.