Hurricane Charley began as a Tropical Wave off the western coast of Africa. After traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean it became a category three Tropical Depression, at this time it was given the name “Charley” by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, even though it was no where near Florida at the time. A series of strong ridges high pressure system’s north forced it to change tracks. The storm continued to pass through the tropics and progressed into a Category 1 hurricane. August 11th the core passed forty miles southwest of Jamaica, although it did not actually hit the country, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flooding affected the people of Jamaica.
Following the tragic event, the Water and Sewage Board in New Orleans ordered taller levees to be constructed. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 caused leaders to redesign the levee system and the responsibility of levee construction was placed under the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Once again citizens of New Orleans started to reconstruct their city after another natural disaster. Only forty years later Hurricane Katrina, the unfortunate event that was due to the failure of levees to withhold water, left many homeless, dead and looting for survival. Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support.
FEMA was established in 1979 when people started to complain that because of lack of resources country was not able to rescue or do them properly. In the case of Katrina in Louisiana, even though the FEMA was established they did not follow any plan to rescue the victims. People were trapped for many days without food and shelter, if only plans were implemented, lives would have been saved. The states did their entire job as they send so many letters to federal for help, but it was a federal responsibility to do the next step. Maybe because of miscommunication or misunderstanding planning were going really slow and people were blaming the government for the poor management and the states were blaming government and government were blaming states.
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.
The Levee breaches led to massive flooding, hundred and thousands of the people affected from the storm from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. (http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina) .The Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish were under so much water that people had to run to attics and rooftops for safety. And soon enough nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water. The government in particular was unprepared for a disaster like this. Officials, even the president at the time, George W. Bush, was unaware of how bad things were in New Orleans and didn’t know how to deal with something this terrible.
More than 8,000 people died in the disaster. Luckily, on top of all of that danger there is another one about a mom who just moved to Galveston and then was pregnant and got drawn into the hurricane and then launched into the top of a cottage, in all of that worry luckily she survived the hit and then had the newborn a couple weeks after the disaster hit. In conclusion, the Galveston hurricane attack was a horrible thing. Thankfully, now the workers and people in Galveston, Texas are trying to keep the disaster
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.
This loss ranges from 0.1 to 11.1 square miles, depending on the place. Louisiana’s rate of loss per year is estimated to be about twenty kilometers/year, or about twenty-four square miles. Even more land is being lost as storms hit harder and harder without the protection wetlands bring. The land reduces storm surges, every 2.7 miles of wetlands reducing storm surge by one foot. As these wetlands are disappearing, the storm surges are increasing, washing more and more of the wetlands away.
In the early 21st century, one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever make landfall in the United States occurred. New Orleans, Louisiana was forever changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina left over 1500 of its residents dead, and displaced more than 1 million people in the Gulf region (FEMA 2015). Although the city had always taken severe weather precautions, such as installing intricate levees to protect itself, it proved itself to be no match to the Category 5 hurricane that left it in shambles for years to come.
It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans local & federal legislation should supply the money in order to secure the well being of the city. During the reconstruction period, New Orleans local officials were looking for a massive amount of aid in
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,
There are some natural disasters that shake up the world and make people depressed, but Hurricane Katrina was like no other. Even though warnings were given and evacuations were held nearly 2,000 people died because of this hurricane. During the storm winds were as fast as 175 mph with heavy rain all through out. People were stranded and about 8,000 homes were destroyed. People had to wait five days at the superdome full of many New Orleans residents.
Chapter 2: New Orleans was one of the cities that were greatly affected by Hurricane Rita. The population before Hurricane Rita (2005) in New Orleans was 445,188. The temperatures in July are usually 81.9° F Hurricane Rita was especially dangerous to New Orleans because it is a peninsula. A peninsula is a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water. The bodies of water that surround New Orleans are the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain which connects to Lake Borgne, and the Gulf of Mexico.
On Friday, August 26, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Mexico. Through the hours, Hurricane Katrina approached the west of New Orleans region. Hurricane Katrina was category 5 storm and this storm was 155 miles per hours. Most tragically, more than 1,100 people in the New Orleans area lost their lives by May 2006 the total had surpassed 1,500 for the Gulf Coast as a whole” (Johnson, M. L, 2006, p.143). Furthermore, New Orleans authorities and Federal government made a plan to evacuate all the people of this state.
After the Hurricane hit the ground, it was a category 4 and went up to a 5. The eye of the Hurricane did not hit New Orleans, but as the storm was going away at least 5 canals flooded with water and left everyone worried about what would happen next. There were still 26,000 residents left in the city. Everyone was in their homes waiting and hoping for the best to come.At a tender 8 years old, Noah Benton Markham doesn 't completely understand the biological factors that have made him a media darling as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Nor does the Covington youth fully comprehend how his birth has come to symbolize the theme of grit and resiliency that underscores much of what 's being said about the region a decade after the devastating