Cyclone Tracey – Topic question: Why was Tropical Cyclone Tracey so significant to Australia? Initial Research: Tropical Cyclone Tracey was a small but catastrophic that hit Darwin in 25th of December 1974 and lasted two days. Accounted of 65 lives and destroyed lots of infrastructure and environment. Winds going at a pace of 50km/h and then hitting speeds of at 217km/h. Within 3 weeks, the cyclone lead to 2/3 of the population leaving to find safety.
(National Geographic News, 2015). The tsunami resulted in at least 227,000 fatalities, destroyed 141,000 houses and took away the livelihood of more than 600,000 people. (The Bolton Council of Mosques, 2015). The force of the earthquake was thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The cause of the earthquake and
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.
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.
Sadly, out of the 500 colonists that arrived in Jamestown, 80% died.Just between 1609 and 1610, 110 settlers died from famine and disease. In 1607, there was only one surgeon for hundreds of men. Colonists died in early Jamestown because of three main problems. These problems were Starvation, Native American Relations, and Disease. Listen to how almost 350 settlers died in these five years full of hardships.
From the 1960’s to 2000, the Confederate Flag flew on the SC State House flagpole and caused a great impact on the country. Along this period there were many conflicts, boycotts, and fires all around South Carolina. Even a march that included more than 50,000 people! The Confederate Flag of SC was taken off the statehouse pole on July 2nd, 2000 after 30 years of controversy. This conflict between SC lawmakers and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) started at the 100th year anniversary of the Civil War, which was when the flag was raised; but African Americans thought it represented slavery.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
“Hurricane a’ coming you better batten down! Hurricane a’ coming so big and strong. Hurricane a’ coming you better not be late! You better find shelter ‘cause it’s headed your way.” These lyrics were taken from “Hurricane” a famous song written by Bahamian artist, Phil Stubbs. According to Webster’s New Dictionary, “a hurricane is defined as a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the Western Atlantic” (Agnes, 2003, p. 316).
Category 4 hurricanes start to cause catastrophic damage. They cause brutal flooding and this hurricane type begins to kill many people. Category 5 hurricanes are major storms that cause fatal damage and usually have a death toll of around one-hundred people. They have wind speeds of 157 mph and
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
The boat was swept down to Baton Rouge, where it was with 48 dead males and 3 dead females. The cost of damage was estimated to be at least 1,260,000 dollars, which would be about 30 million dollars in modern times (Hall, 2014). In the meantime, the tornado killed 317 people, but the official death toll may not have included slaves. The total amount of people who got injured was 109 people (CNN Staff, 2014). Furthermore, many people were left homeless because of all of the destruction caused by the massive tornado.
Irma was a category 5 hurricane. It hit Florida, debris left lying around everywhere. At least 36 people were reported dead, and over six million people were left without power. The flooding has makes walking the streets dangerous as the muddy water can hide sharp objects along with holes. The (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated that 25% of homes within the Florida keys are completely destroyed, and 65% have had major damage.
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.
You could walk down your own street, that you have lived at for years and you would not even recognize it, from all the damage the hurricane had done. Months had went by and the city of Galveston was rebuilding. This time they built a seawall to prevent from future storms like this and also to elevate the city above sea level to prevent future flooding too. The chapters are separated by different locations throughout the storm and how some city’s had gotten it worse than other places. The intended audience probably sways more to the actual