Katrina was responsible for one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three deaths. It left over a million houses without power and demolished nearly two hundred seventy-five thousand homes. Harvey was accountable for thirty-nine deaths so far and prepared for numbers to rise. Nearly three hundred thousand people have reported loss of power and approximately ten of thousands of homes were damaged due to this storm. Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages.
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina. Thus, after days of delay, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) staged their command center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a majority of the damage
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.
As a result of FEMA assisting with placement of the displaced residents of New Orleans, many people were sent to live in other parts of Louisiana and Texas. Others made their way to other parts of the country with hopes of one day returning home to Louisiana. Approximately 1,800 or more people died either in the storm, or as a direct effect of the storm. (Hurricanes: Science and Society.
Isaac Cline and his family members were sheltered during the storm however major damage was done to houses and buildings in Galveston. The hurricane did major damage to Galveston and many people of Galveston were affected. Erik Larson
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing a community assessment of the town South Amboy, there were several areas identified as critical in the assessment matrix and they were: Electrical power services, water services, medical services, food services, telephone services and financial services. First Subheading On October 29, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, Super Storm sandy touched down the area of South Amboy in New Jersey.
Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns. Overall Katrina had a huge negative impact on the U.S. Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal moment in history because it caused lots of damage and destruction to lives in the Gulf Coast of the
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
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.
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.
Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba. The death total in the Caribbean topped off at seventy. Then the hurricane moved northwest heading to the lower eastern seaboard (Florida and Georgia) . On October 29th, the hurricane makes a drastic change of course straight to New Jersey. Places like New York and New Jersey once thought as being untouchable now brace themselves for the storm.
All things considered, even though the Great Flood caused a lot of damage and devastation, it was also the cause of a major political change which in the long run was probably better. The flood changed the way that many states provided relief from natural disasters and the responsibility of government in assisting the victims that were affected by the disasters. The flood also changed the way that people lived, due to the fact that it destroyed multiple houses and towns. The Great Flood of 1927 is classified as one of the worst natural disasters of the 1900’s because of how many towns it destroyed and displaced when the MIssissippi overflowed into 11 states from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months.
Over the past 150 years there has been 18 hurricanes/tropical storms that have hit nova scotia, Hurricane Juan was the third most recent striking in 2003 before hurricane Juan there was 8 category one hurricanes, one category two ,and 2 category threes, 7 years after hurricane Juan there was a category 4 hurricane and 4 years after that a category 2. Based on the number of years between each hurricane they seem to be becoming more frequent and will continue to happen more often because of global warming and the earth becoming warmer and since the earth is becoming warmer the ocean heats up, Since hurricanes are created from the warm air from the ocean rising and building up, making this giant storm. it will become more frequent due to the more warm air in the oceans building up. On May 22, 2014 a news item was released by environment Canada stating that hurricane season runs from june until november this is because the waters in the atlantic ocean are finally warm enough to start creating tropical cyclones and early that day the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicted 8-13 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 1-2 major hurricanes. Meteorologists can predict hurricanes based on their seasonal possibilities and then after they 've been formed there able to track them using satellites and Doppler radar and predict where they will make landfall.
By the end of September during Hurricane Katrina, “it 's estimated that EMAC has coordinated 12.843 troops and more than 8.900 civilians. Personnel and equipment come into the devastated area from all over the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” (Bell, 2006, p. 26). 2005 brought the largest national response to natural disasters. Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita affected numerous states. The states affected were unable to help themselves, as would be responders were now victims.
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls. Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it.