Hurricane Matthew killed over 46 people in the United States, along with over 1,000 in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew started out as a Category 1 Hurricane in South Carolina, but eventually developed to a Category 5 when it reached the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful storm since 2007. As we can tell, Hurricanes are the most violent of storms on Earth. Often we may hear them referred to as cyclones or typhoons, just depending on where they are occurring.
This drop was not reflected by wind speed, however, which only increased to 160 km/h (100 mph) from 140 km/h (85 mph). Over the next two days, Ike maintained a steady course towards Galveston and Houston, TX. Though the hurricane had only increased to a strong Category 2, it exhibited an unusually large wind field, which caused a projected storm surge of that which would usually accompany a Category 4 hurricane”( Hurricanes Science and society). The storm surge was the most dangerous feature of hurricane Ike and was the cause of the majority of the damage associated with the storm. “It was due to this storm surge potential that a hurricane watch was issued from Cameron, LA, to Port Mansfield, TX, earlier than the usual 36-hr threshold (storm surge was expected to impact the area well before tropical-storm-force winds reached the coast)”(Hurricane Science and society).
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.
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.
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and devastating hurricanes in history. The conditions (strong winds, pouring rain, and high waves) are a large part of what made the storm so powerful, but the element of surprise and the speed at which it traveled were what caused so many losses. The impacts of the 1938 hurricane will be remembered for a long time to come. The 1938 storm formed on September 13 northwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa, reaching hurricane strength just three days later. Soon, the storm was 500 miles wide, with winds of more than 155 miles per hour.
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.
Hurricane Katrina: The Devastation of a Nation August 29th 2005, the day Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans caused mass destruction and claimed the lives of many. The day the hurricane touched down it scored in at a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale which puts it in the “major” category meaning “devastating” damage will occur. I don’t think anybody realized the mass amount of damage Katrina would really cause, it took lives, homes, land and so much more. Katrina originated in the Bahamas on August 23th and after it struck there it started making its way for the US. The day before the hurricane struck many people had already evacuated their cities but Mr. Nagin the mayor of New Orleans said he would not put out a mandatory
But not this time. On September 13, 1938, the storm formed northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, “off of the west coast of Africa” according to September 21, 1938: The Great New England Hurricane by Sean Potter (“article 1”). It became a hurricane three days later. The weather conditions, other conditions, and impacts all have a great role in the story of the 1938 hurricane in New England. Weather Conditions To start describing the tragic hurricane of 1938, weather conditions played an important role.
There have been at least thirteen named hurricanes that have hit the United States so far, this year, including some of the big ones Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Millions have been left devastated by the horrific damage. Climate change brings hurricanes hitting all over the United States and surrounding vacation areas. Recent hurricanes leave people torn between staying and relocating. Hurricanes also leave people wondering why they have been hitting so hard.
In this upcoming weekend, Hurricane Irma is predicted to make landfall in Southern Florida. The category five hurricane is bring 175-mph wind, with huge amounts of rain and storm surges. This storm has already hit hard the Caribbean Islands, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Three people have already died in the Virgin Islands and three more in Puerto Rico. the death toll will continue to rise once the rubble can be removed.
The boat was swept down to Baton Rouge, where it was with 48 dead males and 3 dead females. The cost of damage was estimated to be at least 1,260,000 dollars, which would be about 30 million dollars in modern times (Hall, 2014). In the meantime, the tornado killed 317 people, but the official death toll may not have included slaves. The total amount of people who got injured was 109 people (CNN Staff, 2014). Furthermore, many people were left homeless because of all of the destruction caused by the massive tornado.
The people of Havana have been thrown into a state of panic after the explosion shook the city. The Maine had previously been sent to Cuba to protect the interests of Americans after rebellion broke out against Spanish rule in Havana in January. The warship weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million. It is believed that Spain is the perpetrator of the incident, but nothing has been declared official. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt is convinced the destruction of the warship was destroyed by the enemy.
The Hurricane in 1928 was the second deadliest hurricane in US history, causing massive flooding from the storm surge of Lake Okeechobee with over 2,400 deaths. They did not want this to happen again so congress authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers to build the Herbert Hoover Dike. In 1947 another set of Hurricane’s came through and flooded Florida sparking Congress to act. Congress made the central and southern Florida
In the years to come, this storm was to serve as the basis for Hawaii’s push to better prepare for potential storms and avoid another disaster of this magnitude. Before hurricane Iniki, only 4 hurricanes are recorded to have impacted the state since the first recorded storm, Hurricane Hiki, reached hurricane strength in the waters north of the islands in 1950. This was followed by Hurricane Nina in 1957 and Hurricane Dot in 1959. The last storm, Hurricane Iwa, made landfall in 1982, causing 200 million dollars in damages, which, while formidable, is minor in comparison to the impact Iniki would have. Iniki, which
Hurricane Mitch, hurricane (equatorial storm) that destroyed Central America, specially Nicaragua and Honduras, in final of October 1998. Hurricane Mitch was known as the number two gravely Atlantic hurricane on world record, after the massive Hurricane of 1780. With millions left homeless and property damage of nearly 22 billion dirhams, it was also one of the most subversive. Hurricane Mitch created as a equatorial reduction in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on October 22. After being improved to a storm on October 24, Mitch entered a while of quick intensification, and by the afternoon of October 26, it had become gradually into a category 5 storm—the biggest average on the Simpson storms scale.