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    damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages. What is a storm surge? A storm surge is the rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm. Storm surges usually result in flooding in

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    On August 29, 2005, a storm that destroyed the lives of countless innocent people, left families in full desolation, and changed the lives of millions within a few hours, hit the Gulf Coast. The storm, which is also known as Hurricane Katrina, lasted eight days from August 23, 2005 to August 31, 2005 with its highest wind speed at 175 mph. It is known to be one of the largest, deadliest, and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. The storm destroyed about $108 billion worth of damages and

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    United States. The storm directly killed fifteen people and indirectly another twenty. Hurricane Charley began as a Tropical Wave off the western coast of Africa. After traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean it became a category three Tropical Depression, at this time it was given the name “Charley” by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, even though it was no where near Florida at the time. A series of strong ridges high pressure system’s north forced it to change tracks. The storm continued to

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    Hurricane Katrina Impact

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    Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans August 23, 2005 as a Category 3 storm. It was one of the costliest and deadliest natural disasters to occur in the United States history. The final death toll was 1, 836 and more than half of these victims were senior citizens. The hurricane caused $81 billion in property damages. Additionally, the total economic impact is expected to exceed $150 billion. ("11 Facts About Hurricane Katrina") Before the hurricane landed, officials were well-aware of the threat

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    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. About 80% of New Orleans was under water and the hurricane impacted about 90,000 square miles. Hurricane Katrina affected over 15 million people in different

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    deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012. The storm left dozens dead, thousands homeless and millions without power. Total damage is expected to be in the billions of dollars. Several health care issues and threats were experienced. The greatest health threat came from the storm that swept into densely populated communities resulting in drownings. Fire posed another hazard. Dozens of fires broke out in other areas as a result of the storm. Outdoor air quality became a concern after flooding

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    were not many hurricanes but where they lacked in quantity they made up for in quality. There were eight storms and five hurricanes. Out of the five hurricane three of them were major hurricanes, being a category three or greater. One out of the three major hurricanes left an impact on America that left mark for years to come, The Labor Day hurricane. The Labor Day hurricane was the third storm of the 1935 season and the second hurricane. The hurricane’s duration was

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    “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. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United

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    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

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    first responders to work together to help people in the aftermath of a natural disaster. The role of the first responders during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was supposed to be directing, protecting, treating, and securing those affected by the storm. Instead, victims were forced to live in crowded conditions inside of the Superdome, while awaiting the help of the first responders. The first responders failed to deliver their services in a timely manner. Health needs of children and elderly were

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    Boscastle Flood

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    this huge volume of water in the river channel - to overflow. • The flooding also unfortunately coincided with a high tide which worsened the impacts of the flood due to sea water also now reaching the village. • A mixing of airs between the Atlantic storm and Prevailing Winds caused an abnormally high level of rainfall in the period. Effects Primary Social- 75 cars, 5 caravans, 6 buildings and several boats were washed into the sea. Many people were also left homeless overnight having to sleep in abandoned

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    vegetation, bald eagles, deer, alligators, fish, and birds. Florida was struck with hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 disturbing Florida 's ecosystem. 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

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    Natural Disasters In Haiti

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    96% of its population living at risk, Haiti has the highest vulnerability rating in terms of cyclones among the region’s small island states (12.9 on a scale of 13). The effects of cyclones include wind damage, flooding, land/mudslides and coastal surges. Haiti is highly vulnerable to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides and droughts. This vulnerability is greatly influenced and exacerbated by the country 's poverty, continuous state of complex emergency and environmental degradation.

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    Although the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 were both horrific events that created huge destruction on the United States, they took a big toll in people’s lives in many different ways and encouraged them to take charge and rebuild back their hometowns that they loved. The San Francisco Earthquake commenced at five thirteen o’clock in the morning, with the epicenter offshore of San Francisco. The city carried more than 400,000 people during this event (Earthquake

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    The most recent flood occur in Kuching, Sarawak where heavy rainfall caused some areas around Kuching to be inundated by flood waters and most roads became congested as they were impassable to traffic. The heavy downpour was still continuing around Kuching and several stalled vehicles were left on the flooded roads. Several key places were flooded including the Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters at Jalan Badaruddin, Padungan fire and rescue station, Faculty of Medicine

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    August 28, 2005, at approximately 2:00 pm in Gulfport, Mississippi, was the beginning of the first traumatic event in my life. It was a pretty windy day, and the clouds were moving in. Nobody knew that by the time the sun came up the next day, the landscape, and everything we knew, would be changed forever. Hurricane Katrina was a category five hurricane making its way towards us on the gulf coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. As the day grew older, the air got dense and colder and that taste and

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    "A Teachable Good Book: Of mice and men" by Thomas Scarseth provides a unique angle to observe the themes in Of mice and men. He states that this story is that of a tragic one. Scarseth continues by giving examples of the uniqueness of the text, telling of the literary dissatisfaction people experience with tragic stories. He goes into depth about the personality and mannerisms of each character and why some conflict arises because of those personalities. Scarseth states that “Tragedy exists even

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    Spike’s decision to interview those from New Orleans and Louisiana offers a much larger quantity of information, and also can introduce the aspects of traditions and civilization of that region that were not completely destroyed by the storm, such as Mardi Gras. To fuel the interest gained from the audience, “authoritative” peers were interviewed to provide more factual and historical information aside from domestic opinion, as well as including media from political meetings, and news

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    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. This speech was presented to the Legislation to demand that New Orleans would be rebuilt and to prove that the people affected by the tragedy

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    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. Heading After completing

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