“I just remembered while running to the bathroom, the windows all blew in and the second my dad closed the door everything went to grey. No idea how long after that I regained consciousness, but I finally woke up in the rubble of the house and everything was just gone” said by Scott Offerman as he recollects horrific memories of the day his house went up by the Plainfield tornado of 1990. On August 28th, 1990 an F5 tornado had blown through Plainfield, Illinois with no warning or sirens. Scott Offerman’s family wasn’t the only family to lose everything they had that day, hundreds of stories could be told by families as many were affected. After the Plainfield tornado of 1990, many weather researchers had looked into why no sirens or tornado
Hurricanes can be powerful storms that form over ocean water in the tropics. Hurricane Sandy occurred in 2012 along the east coast along the United States. Hurricanes cause wide havoc to many coastal cities and inland cities and are very dangerous.
Hurricane Grace was a category 2 hurricane that was short lived in 1991. It emerged from a cold front that left the East coast of the United States. On October 28th a extratropical cyclone progressed along a cold front to the East of Nova Scotia. On Oct 27th, Hurricane Grace developed from a pre existing subtropical storm and was originally moving northeastward, had made a turn and headed east. 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,
What just happened!?! It was a tornado. Tornadoes and hurricanes have many differences and similarities. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause a ton of damage. The most disastrous hurricane was hurricane Catrina. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause horrific impact, the size of them, and they both indeed have certain locations.
The Omaha Storm Chasers are a Minor League Baseball team founded just outside of Omaha, Nebraska in the city of Papillion. Due to the Storm Chasers being located in a high population, such as Omaha, the team can interest a larger community of fans that most Minor League teams can’t do. This outstanding Minor League team is affiliated as the Triple-A organization for none other than the defending World Series champions the Kansas City Royals, and has been affiliated with the Royals since 1969, giving the fans of the Royals a team to cheer for in Nebraska. The Storm Chasers play their games at the beautiful Werner Park, a place that provides wholesome entertainment and quality baseball games for the thousands of fans watching. This ballpark can hold up to 9,000 thrilled fans, also this unique park has a grass berm seating section in the outfield area, making the experience a little different than a regular ball game.
Hurricane Katrina was a massive category five storm. Katrina hit southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi and proceeded from August 23 through August 31, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was arguably the worst natural disaster in history to date. The cause of the major flooding was because the levees failed and the outcome varied from housing damage to political arguments.
The American Revolutionary War was a war between Britain and the 13 colonies (British colonies) in northern America. According to American Military History volume 1 the war had its roots in the Seven Year’s War (1753-1762) a war between the major European power at the time and was essentially a world war. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Seven Years’ War European history the war fought around the globe included the colonial area controlled by the larger European powers. In North America, Great Britain and France fought for control of the continent, each have established colonies on the continent. The waring between the two led to the French and Indian Wars (1754-1763) which involved the
Long Island is a coastal city made up of many different towns or suburbs adjacent to one of the largest, in scale of population and popularity, cities in the United States. It contains two different counties, Nassau and Suffolk, the richer areas of the Hamptons, home to many celebrities and wealthy individuals looking for a good escape from urban living, and two of the 5 boroughs of New York, Queens and Brooklyn. If it wasn’t already known, it is an Island. Long Island is connected to the city by an underground tunnel and the George Washington Bridge, which subsequently, are the only ways out of Long Island. The island includes relatively flat land with no mountains and with access to a beach being no more then an hour in any direction. Since
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas. It was originally set to be a category 1 hurricane and wasn 't supposed to be that bad of a natural disaster. Although a number of adding factors made Hurricane Harvey a catastrophic event, the hurricane increased levels as it reached land which was one of the biggest impacts. The main two factors that made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States was all the recorder rainfall over the city of Houston and the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.
Catastrophes affect humanity all the time but two of the most memorable in history are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are first seen from the satellite. This means that the hurricanes are spotted right away, it gets predicted where its going to impact first and how strong it can be when it hits the ground. These hurricanes are extremely dangerous because of its high-speed winds it comes with and the amount of rain produced by them, this makes it worst because they can last for days. The two most recent Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina impacted differently, they both had fatalities, damages and occurred different years.
Hurricanes appear and throw our world into chaos; over the years, hurricanes have caused extreme destruction all over the globe. In September, Hurricane Irma struck and removed everything in its path. Although the amount of destruction caused was devastating, precautions were taken to help save lives and avoid as much damage as possible. Hurricane Irma escalated quickly, yet humans still remain unsure on how to stop these storms from occurring.
The tropical depression that became Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and meteorologists were soon able to warn people in the Gulf Coast states that a major storm was on its way. 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
“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. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United States mainland. The idea of hurricanes is very frightening and an interesting part of nature.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place. One by one we loaded up her red Pontiac and headed for the Texas border with my cousin following in the car behind us.