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.
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.
As the storm passed west of Cuba, its effects extended as far east as Havana, where winds reached 56 mph (90 km/h). Across the Florida Straits, Key West, Florida, recorded 36 mph (58 km/h) winds.  The strongest sustained winds measured in association with the storm were 107 mph (172 km/h) in Mobile, Alabama, corresponding to a one-minute average of 87 mph (140 km/h) adjusted for modern recording techniques. Although not directly recorded, sustained winds of Category 3 intensity probably affected coastal Mississippi and Alabama, with Category 2 winds affecting Florida.  Throughout the affected region, telephone and telegraph infrastructure was blown down, crippling communications.
Till this day parts of the city are still in ruins. Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earned the title of being the costliest hurricane ever in United States history. Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
Katrina flooded the power. Without power, nobody would have access to the internet or lights. New Orleans has been hit with a hurricane 6 times. Katrina caused $108 billion in damage. At the time, 80% of the city had been evacuated (covered with water).
The amount of property that was damaged by hurricane Harvey was vast. Strong winds are what people think of when they think of a hurricane. The winds from Harvey were said to have reached 130 mph. That was enough for it to be classified as a category 4 storm. The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path.
Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake was one of the second most powerful earthquakes recorded in the U.S. and North America. It took place on March 27 1964. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2, it lasted nearly four minutes. This was an extremely destructive earthquake in Prince William Sound and other areas of Alaska. In Western Canada, Oregon California and Hawaiian Island a Pacific-wide tsunami was produced which was destructive in.
Village Creek “flows in a general westerly direction for approximately 14 miles through the center of urban Birmingham” (United States Corps of Engineers, 1980, pg 1). Over 700 houses have been removed as part of a flood mitigation program by the City of Birmingham. While many homes have been removed, the area is still prone to flooding and affecting families and businesses. “Village Creek flood plain makes up 53% of Birmingham’s Special Flood Hazard Area” (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2000). Even with implemented mitigation, this area will continue to cost the community in incident
Specifically, Florida is already experiencing such consequences and seaclimate.org, a website that focuses on oceanic temperature and conditions, states that by the year "2050 South Florida will flood in areas reaching more than 4 feet above high tide"(seaclimate.org). Unfortunately, "more than half the population of more than 100 Florida towns and cities lives on land below that 4-foot line", thus there will be lost homes and entire cities might flood as well. In fact, areas in other states, such as Newport Beach, CA, will experience a rise in sea level and loose areas in the
The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages. What is a storm surge? A storm surge is the rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.
Danny Glover once stated, “When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf and the floodwaters rose and tore through New Orleans, it did not turn the region into a Third World country…it revealed one” (Glover). As the winds reached speeds of 100 to 140 miles per hour, water crashed against the levees, which in turn broke them, and flooded 80% of Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina’s peak was a category five, but disintegrated into a category three just before landfall. The third deadliest hurricane is what Hurricane Katrina achieved. In the wake of a dark time, Hurricane Katrina proved to America how crucial preparedness is.
The tempest surge from Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005, brought about calamitous harm along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Levees isolating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans were broken, at last flooding around 80% of the city. Also, real wind harm was accounted similarly as 200 miles inland. Katrina is presently considered the deadliest and costliest tropical storm in the U.S. in more than 80 years. On the whole, more than 1,400 individuals were murdered and harms are evaluated to have surpassed more than $75
According to the National Weather Service Forecast Database in the month of September there was high 94 degrees fahrenheit and low 73 degrees fahrenheit, with a total of 18 days over 90 degrees fahrenheit. The total amount of precipitation was 9.97 inches throughout the month and a total of 22 days of thunderstorms. According to the National Park Service, South Florida only experiences 2 seasons instead of the typical 4 seasons, they consist of wet and dry. Miami-Dade County is considered to have a subtropical climate, with warm, humid, and rainy summers and dry winters. The high temperature days in Miami-Dade County are cooled off by thunderstorms, as the wet season ranges from May to November, according to the National Park Services.