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.
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
The earthquake of 2010 was a 7.0 on the Richter Scale. This large earthquake caused the death of 230,000 people. This was due to poor building structure and little warning. There were too many bodies to move and so few people who were capable of moving them (due to injuries) that the bodies would just be piled up on roads and in city squares. As a result of the earthquake, a total of 10,000 children were left orphaned.
“Almost 80% of the city’s population had evacuated. Tens of thousands of others chose to wait out the storm at home” (History). Some people were physically not capable of going onto the road and fleeing from the city. Money, transportation and disability seemed to be the major conflicts of this situation. Therefore, the super dome and the convention center were used as the main buildings occupied for shelter.
Likewise, if authors didn’t include obstacles or conflicts in their stories, readers would find their writings boring. Real life and fictional obstacles can make life challenging but interesting. In real life this past fall, Hurricane Sandy created many challenges for the people who live in the Northeast. In his article “Sandy Wreaks Havoc”, Matt Smith estimated 2.8 million power outages occurred along the East coast.
By August 28, evacuations were underway across the region. That day, the National Weather Service predicted that after the storm hit, “most of the Gulf Coast area will be uninhabitable for weeks…perhaps longer.” New Orleans was at particular risk. Though about half the city actually lies above sea level, its average elevation is about six feet below sea level and it is completely surrounded by water. Over the course of the 20th
Hurricane Katrina originated in the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 the storm swiftly made its way to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf coast within days. Over 300,000 people were displaced and evacuees relocated throughout the United States. On August 29,2005 after several days of high wind volume and major rain fall hurricane Katrina made its
Additionally, the large number of islands in the Caribbean Sea create many areas of shallow water that can be treacherous to ship navigation. 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.
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 world was left wide jawed as the toll of damage and lives affected or lost from these simultaneous disaster affecting the nations were rising.
Introduction Good morning Bahamas, I am Chief Meteorological Officer Jane Doe of the Bahamas Meteorological Department. The Bahamas Meteorological Department is responsible for studying, predicting, and forecasting the weather and climate around the Bahamas. We also are responsible for tracking hurricanes and other weather phenomenon. Over the past few years numerous hurricanes have tremendously affected the Bahamas.
The storm flooded whole streets in the suburban areas, shutdown subway lines, left millions of homes without power for weeks, closed major airports, and resulted in the evacuation of over 370,000 people in the city (Dolnick NYTimes). Experts believe that the storm also created mini-tornadoes causing even more untold damage that totaled to 15.8 million dollars in damages (Dolnick NYTimes). This storm, that stuck about one year before Sandy, was many New Yorkers’ first experience of a storm that violent. When Irene made contact with New York, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, not a hurricane. This storm is important because it resulted in many policy changes in New York’s legislation in terms of storm preparation and preparedness.
Hurricane Charley hit several countries and cost billions of dollars in damage, but lasted less than a week. Starting August 9th, 2004 and dissipated into the ocean on August 15th. The estimated total cost is about 16.3 billion U.S. dollars and is ranked the eighth costliest hurricane in the United States. The storm directly killed fifteen people and indirectly another twenty. Hurricane Charley began as a Tropical Wave off the western coast of Africa.
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.
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.
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. A lot of boats, hotels, houses, and churches were demolished, so people did not have a structure to go to for shelter. There was also no Red Cross in the 1840’s to help, nor did they have much help from other states to rebuild their community (Hall, 2014).