Katrina was designed as a Category 3 hurricane but , peaked at a Category 5. Hurricane Katrina was the most powerful and destructive storm that came across America due to the massive devastation it caused, the years of recovery that was needed, and finally numerous accounts of family trauma. Hurricane Katrina caused massive devastation throughout New Orleans. Katrina hit, people terrified, most people got out before things got bad. Nearly 25,000 people spent up to 6 days in the Superdome ( Hurricane Katrina ).
Cyclone Tracey – Topic question: Why was Tropical Cyclone Tracey so significant to Australia? Initial Research: Tropical Cyclone Tracey was a small but catastrophic that hit Darwin in 25th of December 1974 and lasted two days. Accounted of 65 lives and destroyed lots of infrastructure and environment. Winds going at a pace of 50km/h and then hitting speeds of at 217km/h. Within 3 weeks, the cyclone lead to 2/3 of the population leaving to find safety.
Natural disasters are a nature’s events and are uncontrollable, although predictable. They include typhoons , rainy season flooding, tornadoes and tsunami. An article in the Guardian states that a study has revealed natural disaster has displaces three times as many people as war in 2013. An average of 27 million people a year or 42 million in total in 2010 have lost their homes ( Guardian.com,2014). A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls.
Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late. Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death kills more than 20 million people in Europe–almost one-third of the continent’s population. II. UNDERSTANDING BLACK DEATH Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 releasing a death virus across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe 's population had fallen victim to the pestilence.
It was said that well more than half of the buildings made of brick in the area and one-tenth of the structures that had reinforced concrete had been destroyed and collapsed. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, of houses of the residents of the area had been destroyed or were torched in the fires that ensued due to the effects of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake. The fires alone killed about 20,000 people. Some of the fires turned into firestorms and fire tornados. It took a complete two days to put out all of the fires.
The Death Machine Within two years, it killed 50 million people worldwide. It hindered the lives of 500 million throughout the world, and 675,000 lay dead from this in the United States alone. This killer became known as the Spanish Influenza. The Spanish Influenza struck at the perfect time, on the tail end of World War I. With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America.
Pandemics will be the downfall of the human race. Avian flu can become this pandemic. Avian flu is a bird flu, but has been known to make the cross-species jump to humans, pigs, and even whales. The H5N1 virus, a strain of an avian influenza, has been terrorizing the world for several years. Symptoms affect the infected host very quickly and negatively, sometimes causing death in a day.
Sometimes cyclone is attended with tidal bore. In 1991, Bangladesh was attacked by terrible cyclone accompanied by tidal bore. The havoc caused by cyclone is beyond description. It destroys almost everything that comes within its sweep. Houses and buildings are blown down, giant trees are uprooted.
Developing countries like India are prone to get earthquakes, floods, road accidents, cyclonic storms and there by many health hazards. Being over populated, chances of injury, infection and communicable disease are quite common. The impact of disaster can affect the national wealth, trade and livelihoods. Cyclone Haiyan , 2013 was such an incident though many lives were saved by evacuation but nearly 7300 people died and 29,000 were injured. 2011 tsunami has completely devastated and damaged the roads, railways and networks.
Thousands died immediately from the effects of the gas. Many were trampled in the panic that followed. The first official immediate death toll was 2,259. Another estimate is that 8,000 died within two weeks, that an additional 8,000 have since died from gas-related diseases. The Bhopal disaster is frequently cited as the world 's worst industrial disaster.