When Andrew hit over 1.3 million homes dealt with power outages. Fortunately, no officers were injured. In 2002, Hurricane Andrew survivors remembered the impact of the storm by gathering for the revealing of the Hurricane Andrew plaque on the storm´s 10th anniversary. (Destruction) Andrew was a very devastating and powerful hurricane. Meteorologists say that Hurricane Andrew was a category 4 hurricane.
As Katrina traveled to Louisiana and made landfall, it weakened again. It was on August 29, that Hurricane Katrina reared its head and landed in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane, causing one of the most destructive and deadly disasters in the history of the United States. (Blake, Eric; Landsea, Christorpher W; Gibney, Ethan J; National Hurricane
Tornadoes form when hot and cold air join and spin around in circles. Hurricanes form in the ocean when warm waters start spinning in circles do to wind. When they reach 74 mph is a tropical storm (Source 4). According to Spencer Adkins, the meteorologist on channel 13 news, stated that 90% of deaths in a hurricane come from water. Tornadoes and hurricanes can be compared by size, where they happen, and there appearance.
Hurricane Katrina Striking the US on the morning of the 29th day of August, Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the nation, stands as the most destructive. It had a death toll of about 1833, with millions of others remaining homeless. The loss that the nation suffered as a consequence, as per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), went beyond $108 billion (Zimmerman, 2015). First hitting the US’s Gulf Coast, the hurricane fast spread inland making a landfall with the strength of a Category-3 rating. The hurricane ranked sixth in terms of strength.
Hurricane Grace was drifted upwards by its cold front into a warm zone of circulation of the deep cyclone on Oct 29th. The cyclone strikingly got stronger as a result of a temperature contrast between the cold air to the northwest and the warmth and humidity from the remains of hurricane Grace. As the low pressure system proceeded to get deeper, hurricane Grace changed to a secondary contributor to the extraordinary sea conditions. It had a strange reverse motion for a nor’easter. The centre of the extratropical low strayed southeastward and then south westward,
They have a cone shaped appearance. Only a few hundred feet across. According to source 3 on tornadoes. They need warm Tropical Ocean to get their start. They cause a lot more damage than tornadoes do.
In these day, hurricane is the one of the most terrifying disaster that occur on many countries in this world, it can cause damage and harmful to people. Hurricane is a huge storm that form above the ocean then move to the land and we call it “hurricane” when the wind speeds reach up to 74 mph. However, these storm are call in different names depends on the location that they occur. For example, we call it “typhoon” in Pacific Ocean, “cyclone” in Indian Ocean, etc. In these essay, we will point on the two-main cause and two-main negative effect of the hurricane and some idea of the basic preparation.
About 10 a year, thousands injured, and even more deaths. What could cause these devastating numbers? It could be many things, but this is the work of a hurricane. A hurricane is a tropical storm. It has the scale rating from one to five.
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.
Although the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 were both horrific events that created huge destruction on the United States, they took a big toll in people’s lives in many different ways and encouraged them to take charge and rebuild back their hometowns that they loved. The San Francisco Earthquake commenced at five thirteen o’clock in the morning, with the epicenter offshore of San Francisco. The city carried more than 400,000 people during this event (Earthquake of 1906, 1). Most of the citizens who were present during the earthquake were all in bed asleep, but the early morning risers were able to witness the start of everything (The Great 1906, 5). The earthquakes intensity was measured at a magnitude of 7.9 on the present Richter scale (The Great 1906, 4).
Superstorm Sandy Superstorm Sandy devastated almost all of the eastern seaboard and parts of Cuba. The hurricane started as a normal tropical storm over the warm waters near the equator (Pacific and Atlantic oceans). Then began to spin counterclockwise and form into a hurricane. The hurricane was given a category one rating on October 23, 2012.Even though the hurricane did not touch the Dominican Republic it still dumped twenty inches of rain in Hispaniola. Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides.
As the storm passed west of Cuba, its effects extended as far east as Havana, where winds reached 56 mph (90 km/h). Across the Florida Straits, Key West, Florida, recorded 36 mph (58 km/h) winds.  The strongest sustained winds measured in association with the storm were 107 mph (172 km/h) in Mobile, Alabama, corresponding to a one-minute average of 87 mph (140 km/h) adjusted for modern recording techniques. Although not directly recorded, sustained winds of Category 3 intensity probably affected coastal Mississippi and Alabama, with Category 2 winds affecting Florida.  Throughout the affected region, telephone and telegraph infrastructure was blown down, crippling communications.
On August 23, 2005, a tropical depression, over the Bahamas, morphed into Hurricane Katrina which would become known as “the single most catastrophic national disaster in U.S. history” (FEMA, 2006). As Hurricane Katrina developed, weather warnings followed, advising residents of the Gulf Coast States to leave their homes evacuate the region because the storm was predicted to leave the area uninhabitable for up to a week, possibly more. One week later, on August 29, Katrina struck the Gulf Coast states as a category three hurricane, stretching 400 miles and bringing sustained winds up to 100-140 mph and causing great damage to infrastructure, homes, and lives. Nevertheless, the worst was yet to come for this region of the United States (History,
Two main things are needed to create a hurricane, ocean water over 79°F, and a wind that doesn’t change much in speed and in direction. If a tropical depression turns into a tropical storm, it is given a name from a list in alphabetical order for that year and each year the list rotates from five other lists to form six lists in total. In the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Easter-Pacific Ocean these storms are called hurricanes, in the Western-Pacific Ocean they are called Typhoons and in the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and in Australia they are called