The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com). Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives.
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.
Hurricane Katrina: the Affects of National Guidance SFC Guillermo Mora U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy Master Leader Course Class# 003-18 MSG Brandy Phillip Introduction One of the deadliest hurricanes hit the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina did a lot of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to eighty percent of the city to be flooded causing more than 2,000 deaths and over 100 billion dollars in damages (History.com staff, 2009). The flooding also stranded 20,000 residents in the Louisiana Superdome and thousands more on rooftops for days. Displaced residents were desperate for help and in much need of food, water and basic essentials.
In 2010, the biggest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti, causing over 250,000 deaths and affecting at least three million people, drastically increasing the level of poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”). The earthquake destroyed practically everything, leaving the country in ruins. The small amount of infrastructure in Haiti was destroyed, leaving the government with no way to organize and regulate life. Left without an economy, the country was impossible to save. The World Bank estimates that the earthquake caused eight million dollars in damage, leading the country further into poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”).
The initial panic was understandable. It has only been three years since Hurricane Sandy hit the entire eastern seaboard, and the memory of the chaos caused by the superstorm is still fresh in many people’s minds. The Category 3 hurricane was the worst extreme weather event in U.S. history based on the total power outage: 8.5 million people in 21 states were left without electricity. It was also the second-costliest in history, with a total damage cost of $65 billion. Worst of all, it took the lives of 117 people.
About 80% of New Orleans was under water during Hurricane Katrina. They estimate there was $81 million dollars in property damages as a result of the hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi, and over $150 billion dollars in the total economic impact. This was the most costly hurricane ever in U.S. history. One of the most recent hurricanes was Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew killed over 46 people in the United States, along with over 1,000 in Haiti.
A massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 leaving many broken buildings, forcing Heidi citizens to live with relatives or in tents. These living conditions are so bad that widespread disease such as malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids spread through the community. In 2010 after the earthquake a mass outbreak of cholera also affected this country, killing more than 10, 000 people in a year and a half, this is recorded as one of the worlds biggest cholera outbreaks. These diseases along with malnutrition, lack of health care and lack of clean water have caused numerous deaths. Unstable rain patterns have caused some parts of Haiti to experience flash flooding, while other parts experience major drought which has been starving millions for
Hurricanes have led to the death of around 200 million people, over the past 200 years. Hurricanes usually form in tropical areas of the world.Hurricanes are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 mph and unleash more than 2.4 trillion
What made it terrible for Guatemala was that the rain was 75 inches which caused flooding and mudslides. And then seven years after Hurricane Mitch comes Hurricane Stan. Hurricane Stan was actually a week hurricane but it was still very deadly. There were 1,513 fatalities and the damage was 988 million. The worst accident that happen was in Panabai, Guatemala.