As conditions became favorable, it started barrelling toward the Gulf Coast. It made landfall at Buras-Triumph, Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane. The winds of Katrina were 200 kilometers per hour and its storm surge reached 8 meters above sea level. This damaging storm killed 2,000 people and caused 108 billion dollars in damage. After Katrina, many conclusions regarding hurricane intensity were evaluated.
Hurricane Ike made 5 land falls before ever entering into the Gulf of Mexico. When Ike entered the Gulf of Mexico, it was classified as a category 1 hurricane. Over the warm waters of the Gulf, Ike once again began to strengthen. “As Ike passed over the warm waters of the Loop Current during the night of 10 September, the storm exhibited a rapid drop in central pressure, falling from 963 mbar to 944 mbar. This drop was not reflected by wind speed, however, which only increased to 160 km/h (100 mph) from 140 km/h (85 mph).
That hurricane turned out to be the tropical storm, Hurricane Dolly. A storm that would later be the 4th most destructive hurricane on record that has hit Texas. A hurricane is first created by the formation of low pressure areas over warm ocean waters that take place within the warmer seasons. Water vapor is the source of a hurricane’s
On the 19th and 20th of September the storm strengthened into a category 5 hurricane. A category 5 hurricane is the strongest and has much more power to tear through anything in its path. Prior to the hurricane striking New England and surrounding regions, there were four days of rain. The four days of rain led to swollen rivers and shortly
Wildfires can destroy entire habitats of plants and wipe out life over miles of land. Once these fires clear large areas of vegetation the loss of plants can heighten the risk of significant erosion and landslides. In sudden rainfall these cleared areas become extremely dangerous and some observers have even reported soil “glassification,” where the silica in the soils become melted and fused, forming an impermeable layer in the soil. This impermeable layer can make it very difficult for future plants to grow back and for animals to re-inhabit the area. Although many don’t think of a benefit to wildfires in the biosphere, there are some positive outcomes of wildfires.
Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina is one of the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm.
As Katrina traveled to Louisiana and made landfall, it weakened again. It was on August 29, that Hurricane Katrina reared its head and landed in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane, causing one of the most destructive and deadly disasters in the history of the United States. (Blake, Eric; Landsea, Christorpher W; Gibney, Ethan J; National Hurricane
The Great hurricane or San Calixto hurricane occurred in October 10-16 in the caribbean in 1780. It is known to be the deadliest of all time murdering 27,500 people in the caribbean alone. It is also the turning point in the caribbean as many colonist from the country can’t recover from this as the revolutionary wars in America is going on. The actual strength of the storm could be at 200. The origins of this storm is unknown but some historians believed to be a cape verde storm.
“If you were outside during a dust storm, you could be killed by suffocation”. Sometimes, the dust even came into the houses! “It was very dangerous during a dust storm, as buildings sometime collapsed and you could get hurt”. There weren 't many tall buildings in the area, but still, if you go splat by steel, then you 're dead for sure. “Many developed dust pneumonia from breathing in dust for too long”.
The Dust Bowl delivered a crazy drought to the fields of the Great Plains and crushed the economy during the Great Depression. Massive dust clouds destroyed just about everything from crops, farms, and the lives and jobs of thousands of farmers. This resulted in even more economic despair during the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl happened in the 1930s in the Great Plains due to farmer’s poor cultivation techniques. Although the farmers cultivation options didn 't work, the federal government really helped them out with after five years went by.