The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path. The strong winds accounted for some of the damage but the wind wasn’t the only factor that caused property damage. The main cause was from the flooding/storm surge. As talked about in the previous paragraph the surge was the leading cause of damages. The estimate cost in damages are expected to reach 160 billion.
November Witch Bringing nasty weather to much of northern half of country Strong low pressure fights with high pressure creating havoc across much of the nation Meteorologists call it the November Witch because it is a brew of nasty weather that hits the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley most seasons, brought on by high and low pressure systems duking it out over the area. The November Witch hits the Great Lakes area as well, and is immortalized in the Gordon Lightfoot ballad “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” about the sinking of an iron ore tanker on Lake Superior. “The wind in the wire made a tattle-tale sound When the wave broke over the railing And every man knew, as the captain did too T’was the witch of November come stealin’” Powerful
On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and causing over 1,000 injuries as the powerful storm destroyed over 2,000 buildings, making it the deadliest single tornado on record in the U.S. since 1950. The afternoon was hot and humid on May 22, 2011, resulting in a supercell thunderstorm that was tracked from extreme southeast Kansas into far southwest Missouri. This storm along with others generated additional tornadoes, wind damage and flash flooding across far southwest Missouri. The Joplin Tornado consisted of winds in excess of 200 mph, was ¾ of a mile wide, and had a track lasting six miles. At 5:17 p.m. local time, a tornado warning was implemented by the the NWS Springfield Weather Forecast Office.
Then it extended to Mexico and Costa Rica with several weeks of rainfall. It then started to form floods. 32 bridges were damaged and roads in 174 locations, while 1,396 homes were damaged, killing seven people. In total 50,000 people to leave their homes and there were 60 deaths. Another natural disaster was the 1991 Limon earthquake.
The north and southbound lanes of Livingston Avenue, are separated by a yellow striped safety zone which is approximately 4 feet wide, 65 feet north of the crash site and tapers out to approximately 9 feet wide, south of the crash site where it transitions into a left turn lane. Livingston Avenue is a heavily traveled road in unincorporated western Hillsborough County, which functions as a collector roadway and runs predominantly north and south. In the area of the crash, Livingston Avenue runs from Bearss to the south and County Line Road to the north. In the area of the crash it is primarily a residential area. In the area of the crash, the roadway is composed of asphalt and the southbound traffic lane is bordered by a solid white fog line and grass.
The storm caused significant amounts of damage and over 400 fatalities. Devastation struck the country and likely inspired the line, “And heard the sound of rushing wind,” which ended the poem with a sense of more agony to come. (Kees) It seems that no matter what one might believe, Kees’ free verse represents some form of
On June 16, 2014 a tornado intruded through Platteville, and happened to damage the school. The tornado was an EF-2, which just happened to cause around $18.8 millions of damage to the campus. Memorial Park was damaged, as well as five other buildings, including surrounding areas as well. The heaviest damage done was done to five structures. The Bridgeway Commons had around $7.3 million worth of damage done.
It was 2:25 pm in Murphysboro, Illinois. The skies darkened, the winds howled, and the rain poured down. Descending on the small little town was a monstrous EF-5 tornado a mile wide with wind speeds above 300 miles per hour. The Tornado had already ravages parts of Missouri and Illinois, killed and injured multiple people, and was ready to lay carnage to Murphysboro. It was coming for the town, straight on a path to tear it up.
This storm claimed its title as one of the most deadly hurricanes to ever hit the United States of America with a estimated death count of 1,245 to 1,836 total. Katrina, on top of all the damage that she did, displaced over a million people from the coastal areas