In result of the flooding, 15,000 flights were canceled as well as transport via subway (Sharp). In conclusion, Hurricane Sandy had many effects on in the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States. Because of the damage, thousands of people and families were without homes, cars, and power. Businesses were destroyed leaving many people without jobs as well. Although Sandy wasn’t the worst hurricane ever recorded, it was still a tragic
Hurricanes can cause extensive damage and destroy whole cities. Such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans August 23rd through August 31st. Hurricanes are massive storms that form over the ocean, and can destroy whole cities. Before a hurricane occurs, and while it grows, there will be. Flash floods because of extensive amounts of rain flooding will occur quickly and without much warning.
("The Story Of The Power And Fury Of Hurricane Andrew".) Damages ranged from blown out windows to building collapsing on one another. Roofs ripped of the trim of houses left behind. Rubble , floods , and debris all on the roads. The conditions were treacherous very dangerous conditions.
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.
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.
What would you do if your entire life, friends, family, home, and city was rendered uninhabitable in a 24 hour period? Picture a city completely flooded, roads and highways engulfed with water, people, stranded on the roofs of their flooded homes, 100 year old 50 foot trees uprooted from the ground, abandoned pets, floating cars, buses on top of buildings, this was the horrific scene after Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast of the United States on August 29th, 2005. This is not only the scene of hurricane Katrina but of most hurricanes that hit any populated Pacific or Atlantic coast. Hurricanes are known to be the most powerful and violent storms on earth. Also known as Cyclones or Typhoons, Hurricanes can only be formed in warm, moist areas near the equator because the warm air acts like fuel to the hurricane.
Several health care issues and threats were experienced. The greatest health threat came from the storm that swept into densely populated communities resulting in drownings. Fire posed another hazard. Dozens of fires broke out in other areas as a result of the storm. Outdoor air quality became a concern after flooding events when sediment deposited by floodwaters on city streets and sidewalks
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.
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.
Flooding, constant down pours, and windy weather is so different from where I am from Charlottesville, VA than it is here in Norfolk, VA. Since I have been on campus its flooded so many times, I 've lost tract. Every time it rains it floods. I myself am not use to this type of weather yes it rains in Charlottesville but it doesn 't flood as bad as it does here in Norfolk. Hurricane Matthew was a big eye opener for me with the way it floods here in Norfolk, seeing pictures of a bridge completely flooded with water.
There is one Hurricane that did tremendous damage to people’s life and home: Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew was a overwhelming storm. The hurricane made buildings come crashing down onto the ground and also killed many people. People’s homes were ruined by the high winds of the storm. Due to the 120 mph hurricane, many citizens were left without power, frankly, more than 476,000.