Hurricane Hugo was a storm that dealt damage to the entire coast of South Carolina in September, 1989. However, one problem that historians have run into with the discussion on Hurricane Hugo is that very few works have been written on the overlying impact Hurricane Hugo had on the entire Low Country of South Carolina. Therefore, this thesis will synthesize accounts of the damage that Hurricane Hugo caused
The Yucatan Peninsula has a very interesting landscape and climate that is filled with ruins of the ancient Mayan Civilization. The Yucatan Peninsula does not have rolling hills or steep mountains, instead it is a mostly flat sheet of limestone. There are no rivers or streams, instead the water flows in underground aquifers and has created cenotes and sinkholes. Due to the Yucatan Peninsulas unique geographical location, it has a tropical humid climate (otherwise known as a tropical savannah climate) with a dry and a wet season.
Cold, wet, deadly, windy, furious, and dangerous. Hurricane Katrina is the worse natural disaster every recorded, leaving over a thousand people dead in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina landed in New Orleans, Louisiana around 6:45 am on August 23 as a Category 3, 2005 and end as a Category 5 hurricane on August 31, 2005. After this horrendous hurricane took New Orleans it made its way through Mississippi, Florida and even up into other states north of Louisiana taking 1,245 lives with it including one from Kentucky and two from Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and other states caused many people to die of starvation, hydration, and diseases, a gruesome amount of damage, and many different responses from many different people.
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed.
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage. The power of the hurricane depends on how rapidly water can evaporate from the ocean. Evaporation transfers heat from the ocean into the atmosphere. Since Global warming is happening and is a very important subject to this day there is a lot of evaporation happening when there is a hurricane. Climate change will increase the amount of devastation due to hurricanes as sea levels rise because of global warming
Hurricane Harvey had a huge devastating impact due to all the recorded rainfall over the city of Houston. Harvey dropped so much rainfall because
For those Buffalonians who are old enough to remember it, the Blizzard of 1977 is a memory that has been seared into their consciousness. January 28th 1977, began as a normal day for the city of Buffalo, but by twelve noon the wind picked up, snow began to fall, and visibility became dangerously limited. As the wind began to intensify out of the west and sweep across the frozen wasteland of Lake Erie, it carried with it the lightly packed snow that had blanketed the frozen lake. An event of historical proportions was beginning to unfold in rapid time right in front of people’s eyes. Accumulating more and more snow as the wind moved eastward, the wind was carrying so much snow that it created white out conditions in the city and surrounding area. Meteorologist David Zaff observed the scene, “the heavy sustained winds ‘took all the snow off the lake and dumped it onto the Greater Buffalo area, from St. Catharines all the way to Buffalo.’” Hurricane force winds that created subarctic wind chills, and large amounts of snowfall coupled with unusually cold temperatures, culminated to create the proverbial perfect storm. The statistics speak to how horrible the storm really was. In the end it resulted in 300
Outside of the United States of America, Hurricane Irene peaked at 120 mph wind speeds and earned its title as a Category 3 major hurricane right before making landfall in the Bahamas. Although the intensity of the hurricane decreased after hitting the Bahamas, as Irene approached the East Coast of the United States the damages did not lessen. The first unlucky victim of the East Coast was North Carolina. Irene was the first hurricane to make a direct landfall since Hurricane Ike in 20081. When Irene ultimately made landfall in North Carolina it had been downgraded to a Category 1
Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Caped Verde-type hurricane that caused widespread damaged in the Caribbean and the United States. It was category 5 hurricane. It was a really bad storm. It happened in 2004, I was nine years old. I remember being without lights, and eating sandwiches for weeks. Hurricane Ivan did some real bad damage to Mobile, Alabama. I was young, but I recall a lot. The events of Hurricane Ivan transpired between the dates of September 2, 2004 – September 24, 2004.
The affect it had on economy was a huge factor to why it was such a significance to Australia. This lead lots of money lost with the everything being destroyed and then rebuilt again.
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 Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the United States. Katrina first made landfall on August 29, 2005 and struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hurricane Katrina was first announced as a Category 3 hurricane and with time it soon grew into a Category 5 hurricane. The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages.
Hurricane: “A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds. ” (Dictionary.com) Hurricanes are known to have changed our lives. Mostly, for worse. Hurricanes cause severe flooding from their high wind speeds. From our hurricane sandy experience, we can see that hurricanes tear down houses and buildings that are very precious to us. They can take down things that are not sheltered and things that are sheltered. They also flood places because of the rainfall that they cause. However, hurricanes can also help us by replenishing inland plant life, bringing rainfall to areas that need it, and provide a global heat balance. (“5 Things Hurricanes Can Do That Are Actually Good.” The Weather Channel). Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Overall, hurricanes have changed lives.
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.