Though the hurricane had only increased to a strong Category 2, it exhibited an unusually large wind field, which caused a projected storm surge of that which would usually accompany a Category 4 hurricane”( Hurricanes Science and society). The storm surge was the most dangerous feature of hurricane Ike and was the cause of the majority of the damage associated with the storm. “It was due to this storm surge potential that a hurricane watch was issued from Cameron, LA, to Port Mansfield, TX, earlier than the usual 36-hr threshold (storm surge was expected to impact the area well before tropical-storm-force winds reached the coast)”(Hurricane Science and society). Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13, 2008 near Galveston Texas. It made landfall as a category 2 hurricane with a storm surge that would normally accompany a Category 5
However, this should be a learning experience that hospitals have to be more prepared for situations like this to happen. A number of factors like how the Memorial Medical Center was built was a huge problem, the power sources were vulnerable to the hurricane and were damaged. The wall 's structure of the hospitals was too weak and were able to get destroyed before help arrived. The faculty of the hospital were also in need of preparation on how to deal with the situation. We have to keep this in mind and remember that health care professionals will always have the best interest for us for our health and
There are still 705 people missing after the storm. About 80% of New Orleans was under water and the hurricane impacted about 90,000 square miles. Hurricane Katrina affected over 15 million people in different ways from losing their house and other economic sufferings ("11 Facts About Hurricane Katrina"). New Orleans is in a risk area for floods or storms since the city actually lies
In conclusion, there were many conditions that made the hurricane so deadly, including weather, lack of observation, and bad forecasters. The storm was devastating. It attacked with 100 mph winds and 50 ft waves. It caused fires in Boston, flooded many towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island, wrecked 1,000 miles of coastline, and caused 400 million in damage. It killed 682 people, and destroyed 25% of houses.
A category 5 hurricane is the strongest and has much more power to tear through anything in its path. Prior to the hurricane striking New England and surrounding regions, there were four days of rain. The four days of rain led to swollen rivers and shortly
A tornado measured EF-4 characterized as the second most-powerful type of tornado struck areas of Moore in Oklahoma where it killed 51 people, wounded more than 120 people, caused widespread fires, and reduced many homes to rubble on May 20, 2013 (Williams, 2013). This disaster required the declaration of a major disaster by the US President (Williams, 2013). If I have been selected to lead the long-term recovery process for Moore, recovery projects could be prioritized following some criteria. Restoring life continuity, lifelines, debris management, economic recovery, housing reconstruction and household recovery, and finally the environmental recovery are the criteria in order of importance that should be based the long-term recovery. Many
Winds caused by hurricanes cause great harm to people property and nature. Hurricane Andrew was a category 5 status hurricane which had 142 mile-per-hour sustained winds and gusts up to 169 miles-per-hour (Document A.) These strong winds can cause debris to fly at very high speeds causing great damage. One example in Document A, is a photo of a palm tree with a piece of plywood driven through it. Category 3 hurricanes like the one is Document B can
This work analyzes about thirty different hurricanes that had an impact on South Carolina from 1800 to Hurricane Hugo. Some of the books that will be used in this research specifically on Hurricane Hugo include Hurricane Hugo and the Grand Strand, by Cynthia Struby, which, as its title suggests documents the damage to the Grand Strand area of South Carolina. Additionally, work such as Jamie and Dorothy Moore’s Island in the Storm: Sullivan’s Island and Hurricane Hugo will be important in exploring the damage caused to Sullivan’s Island. There are several studies that have been published that detail the damage that Hurricane Hugo caused to both forests. This study on the damage it caused to the forest is important to study to understand the impact on the economy.
Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful storm since 2007. As we can tell, Hurricanes are the most violent of storms on Earth. Often we may hear them referred to as cyclones or typhoons, just depending on where they are occurring. Hurricanes can range in Category, in damage and also in
It is estimated that ten thousand people die each year worldwide due to hurricane’s. Hurricanes are large swirling storms that produce winds of one hundred and nineteen kilometers per hour or higher. Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters and sometimes they strike land. When a hurricane reaches land, it pushes a wall of ocean water ashore, known as a storm surge. The heavy rain from the storm surge can cause extreme flooding to occur.
Augustine can not afford to lose and efforts must be made to preserve its memory through documentation. The La Leche cemetery holds holds historic and cultural significance through the archeology and importance in burials on site. Being the first integrated cemetery, burial site for the influential sisters of St Joshes’ and home to a diverse array archeological figures and artifacts, gives prominent evidence of the importance of the La Leche cemetery and why its memory should be preserved. The cemetery, like many other sites in the United States and through out the world, is extremely vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise now and in the years to come. The flooding, increase in storm surge, greater salinity of water and warmer temperature of the ocean all negatively effect the make up of the cemetery including everything from the historic coquina stone in the bases of the headstones, to the surfacing of caskets as observed in cities like New Orleans and Springfield South Carolina.
Even as the ocean is warming, much of the coral cover will still remain. We will see a rise in sea-level but to a limited extent. Working to adapting and mitigating to these climate changes will prove successful. Efficient land-based conservation efforts and sanctuary management work will be crucial for facing these climate
If my designs lessen the aftermath of a natural disaster, I will consider myself a great success. Designing structures near the coast provides an interesting challenge. These structures have to be able to withstand torrential rain, powerful winds, and unexpected storm surges. To achieve my goal, I plan on majoring in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures. I also plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in civil engineering and obtain a Professional Engineering license.
Both the ocean waves and hurricanes accelerate erosion, which is a main cause to the marshes disappearing. Something New Yorkers should realize is that "80% of oil and natural gases produced in the U.S. travels through our marshes" as according to page 12. America 's economy could go so wrong if the marshes the oil processes through suddenly disappears. Also, a huge percentage of marine life loves in Louisiana 's marshes.
They did not want this to happen again so congress authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers to build the Herbert Hoover Dike. In 1947 another set of Hurricane’s came through and flooded Florida sparking Congress to act. Congress made the central and southern Florida