Notes: Tropical Cyclone Tracey caused an impact in economy of about 950 million dollars in. Also, Tropical Cyclone Tracey lead to a loss in population which dropped the people in jobs decimating local businesses. Tropical Cyclone Tracey destroyed over 9000 homes. Most of the buildings were not built to cyclone regulations despite they were in the cyclone belt. This would have cost them lots of money to rebuild everything again and would have taken a long time to regrow the environment to how it was before.
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
In 2005 New Orleans was inundated by the hurricane Katrina, where 80% of the city area was under water. This natural disaster was predicted through electronic devices that monitor natural disasters and forewarn people about hurricanes or other types of catastrophes. However, there still were a lot of destructions and deaths. The main reasons for that large amount of deaths and destructions were because the government did not take enough responsibility to prevent New Orleans from flooding and to save people from this extreme situation. Another reason was because people were not evacuated from that city before the hurricane.
This flood was one of the few flood myths that stretched across the entire world and killed millions. It lasted many long and gruelling years before it ended and a new generation took over the wasted land. The story of Ogyges is closely related to Deucalion’s flood story mainly because this flood was horrifying and it wiped out a majority of the world. However, Deucalion’s flood story had a much better ending mainly because his father Prometheus warned him of it and gave Deucalion a head start. Ogyges had no time to prepare mainly because he was unaware of the flood that was going to hit his land and his people.
The Historical Significance of the Dust Bowl In one of the most fertile places in the United States, one of the nation's worst disasters occurred, the Dust Bowl. It began when an area in the Midwest was severely affected by an intense drought throughout the 1930s or what proceeded to be called the Dirty Thirties. The drought killed crops that had kept the rich soil in place, and when the strong root system was not there the soil was not kept grounded. Due to the soil left with no crops, the high and strong winds blew the topsoil away. This drought lasted for almost a decade, and during that time, many people had to learn new ways to adapt, make new innovations, or move to a different region.
The Europeans came to America for many reasons but the biggest was wealth. One thing they brought with them was smallpox which had disastrous effects because the Cherokee’s immune system was never introduced to the disease. The medicine men were incapable of finding a cure so they went to the traditional purification treatment, sitting in sweat houses before wading in the chilling streams. This treatment only increased the number of deaths which was around 7,000 to 10,000 Cherokees. The Cherokees tribe suffered heavy losses due to the illness and at the end nearly half of the tribe was dead.
In addition to the importance of water level changes the steady- state utilization of the reservoir, the pattern of reservoir filling from first impoundment to maximum capacity is important in terms of triggered seismicity. Depending on reservoir size, climate, topography, and utilization and construction practices, some reservoir fill rapidly and reach maximum capacity during the first filling cycle, whereas others take many years to fill. Due to the lack of local earthquake data before and during the first stages of the reservoir filling, it was
It also killed 250 bald eagles, 22 killer whales, and countless salmon and herring. Finally, Prince William Sound has still not recovered more than 25 years later. It is still possible to find oil, and some species are not recovering. This includes the herring, pigeon guillemots, and the Killer Whale Pod AT1. Since the Exxon Valdez oil spill was so devastating to the environment, is is a sign of why humans need to change their energy
California drought is a major crisis since 1977. California has broken the record for the longest period of days without rain. Did you know that twenty-five million Californians depend on other states for water? In addition, in some regions of California water can lead to a drought run out. Including in the western part of California is abnormally dry due to the lack of rain and snow.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.