In recent years, Hurricane Katrina and Matthew have been very catastrophic. Katrina is considered to be the most destructive hurricane of all time. This hurricane deeply affected the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Katrina formed from remnants of a previous storm that hit the Bahamas in 2005. As conditions became favorable, it started barrelling toward the Gulf Coast.
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).
Insurance scams and contractor fraud made many people weary and distrustful regarding the rebuilding efforts and is one of many contributing factors to why many former residents have not returned to New Orleans. These are just some of the problems the City of New Orleans was faced with. A flood protection plan system designed by ACE (Army Corps of Engineers) that can endure a storm that could transpire once every 100
Statement of the Problem Among the events that have had a drastic shaping on human events throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are natural disasters. Often times, a natural disaster will leave residents of affected areas in a state of awe as they seek to understand what exactly happened. One such example is Hurricane Hugo. Hurricane Hugo was a storm that dealt damage to the entire coast of South Carolina in September, 1989. However, one problem that historians have run into with the discussion on Hurricane Hugo is that very few works have been written on the overlying impact Hurricane Hugo had on the entire Low Country of South Carolina.
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
Isaac Cline and his family members were sheltered during the storm however major damage was done to houses and buildings in Galveston. The hurricane did major damage to Galveston and many people of Galveston were affected. Erik Larson
The system that was in place to protect the city had failed. It broke my heart because I couldn’t believe the city I was born in and had memories was just washed away. At this point, I knew there was no returning home for my family and me. This life-altering event made me see how blessed I was and at any moment I could I have been stranded on the rooftop, or just trying to make it to higher ground because of the rising waters. There were many casualties as a result of Hurricane Katrina and still hundreds of people haven’t been found.
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.
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. On the day of September 8 ,1900 a Category 4 hurricane went through Galveston, Texas and around 6,000 to 8,000 people died. During the Galveston hurricane the city of oleander was filled with people that were on vacation.
It was August 29, 2005. A massive hurricane hit the gulf coast of the United States. There were 1,836 people killed. At least 70,000 people were rescued. The people of Louisiana needed hope that their lives would be rebuilt, so as governor, Kathleen Blanco gave an inspirational speech called the “Address to a Joint Session of the Louisiana State Legislature.