First of all, hurricanes and tornadoes are huge! Hurricanes are a humongous storm surrounded by water sucking water up with wind and spitting out water flooding cities. Hurricanes can reach 300 miles in width and 9 miles in height (Source 4)! Tornadoes are incredibly tremendous.
They have the same impact like secondary hazard. They are tsunamis, secondary hazard, that causes after the earthquake, tsunami had killed a lot of people and destroy area around there. The effect for Valdivia earthquake are too big so they’re traveled across to the Pacific Ocean and traveled along to the southern Chile, Hawaii, Philippine, Japan and etc, with the speed are over than 200 miles per hour. While the effect for Alaska is also big, that why this incident which is caused tsunami and massive landslides are also affect a lot in Canada to Hawaii.
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.
Hurricane Katrina Striking the US on the morning of the 29th day of August, Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the nation, stands as the most destructive. It had a death toll of about 1833, with millions of others remaining homeless. The loss that the nation suffered as a consequence, as per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), went beyond $108 billion (Zimmerman, 2015). First hitting the US’s Gulf Coast, the hurricane fast spread inland making a landfall with the strength of a Category-3 rating. The hurricane ranked sixth in terms of strength.
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy.
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina.
About 10 a year, thousands injured, and even more deaths. What could cause these devastating numbers? It could be many things, but this is the work of a hurricane. A hurricane is a tropical storm. It has the scale rating from one to five.
With winds reaching more than 175 miles per hour this was the strongest winds the city of New Orleans had ever seen. With the winds came lots of water, some areas of New Orleans seen more than 20 feet of water. My home was in an area that was greatly impacted by the water. I remember watching the news and seeing all the damage caused by the hurricane. The system that was in place to protect the city had failed.
In the past decade Long Island's south shore has been significantly impacted by various major storms that have directly resulted in severe Beach Erosion and flooding in the communities that reside on the south shore. It has been estimated that the value of both public and private buildings, parks and property that suffer from the severe flooding and erosion are worth over $10 billion, areas such as Dune Road in Westhampton Dunes exceeding that by much due to the expensive homes and properties. Although many of the major storms that hit the south shore are not long in duration, they have a significant impact of how the shoreline appears and behaves for the next hundreds of years or even more. When the storm first hits the damage is obvious to all those who take notice but it will become even more apparent how the storm had harmed or helped the ecosystem and shoreline in the years to
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. Then at eight pm hurricane, Sandy hits the coast.
The hurricane of 1938 was more devastating than any other hurricane ever. the impact was one that no one will ever forget in their whole life. The conditions made this the perfect recipe for disaster. The hurricane of 1938 was a very tragic day for all the survivors that made it through this storm.
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.
Hurricane Juan struck Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 creating the most damage in the history of Nova Scotia and killing 8 people and costing about $30 900 000 in damage. In order to prevent as much damage you first need to have a brief understanding of what causes hurricanes and how they work. After you know that you 're able to think of ways to be able to prevent damage and the lose of life. Even thought you can be the most prepared person ever and just waiting for a hurricane to come because you know you 're as ready as ever, most people probably won 't be just sitting and waiting for one to come so what meteorologists do is predict when another is likely to strike.
Personnel and equipment come into the devastated area from all over the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” (Bell, 2006, p. 26). 2005 brought the largest national response to natural disasters. Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita affected numerous states. The states affected were unable to help themselves, as would be responders were now victims. In addition to the lack of responders, the local infrastructure was decimated and local and state officials were unable to respond.