“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
bstract Hurricane Ike is a storm that made landfall on September 13, 2008 near Galveston, Texas. Not only did it affect Galveston but the surrounding areas as well. Hurricane Ike caused extensive damage in many areas including Texas. Hurricane Ike affected many people in many different ways. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to address the type of storm Hurricane Ike was, not just weather wise, but also to the people affected by its strength.
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
The aftermath of Katrina left the city underneath water. Time Magazine reported that Hurricane Katrina caused over $211.2 worth of damage to the city. (Time Magazine. 2017. www.time.com/4952628/hurricane-season-harvey-irma-jose-marie.)
The Three Extreme Dangers of Hurricanes hook. Hurricanes can cause great harm to people, property and nature. Areas flood widely and debris can fly at the same speeds of the heavy winds. The three main factors of danger that come with hurricanes are strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surges. Winds caused by hurricanes cause great harm to people property and nature.
The last difference between both of the articles is that "The Evil Swirling Darkness" mentions how there were false alarms a lot of the time during the spring. It says this in the beginning of the article. In both articles, there are also very many similarities rather than differences. Such as, both articles talk about how there had been so much destruction from the tornado that the ground had turned flat with rubble. This event took place in the text after the tornado was over and people went back outside.
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.
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.
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 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