Storm surge Essays

  • Facts About Hurricane Katrina

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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

  • Environmental Impact Of Hurricane Katrina

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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

  • Hurricane Charley Research Paper

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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

  • 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

  • Summary: Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina

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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

  • What Are The Impacts Of Hurricane Sandy Hurricane

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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

  • Labour Day Hurricane Research Paper

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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

  • Compare And Contrast Hurricane Katrina

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    Response Comparison: Hurricane Katrina VS. San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Armstrong, Troy Union Institute & University Critical Incident Management-Response Course Spring 2022-2023 Term Instructor Ron Santo Abstract In comparison, there were many differences between the 2005 Hurricane Katrina response and the December 2015 response to the San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks. There were main strengths and opportunities for improvement identified in both responses specific to emergency services. Furthermore

  • Environmental Effects Of Hurricanes

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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

  • Katrina Servant Leadership Essay

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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

  • Galveston Hurricane Essay

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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

  • 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

  • Kissimmee River Research Paper

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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

  • 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.

  • Essay On Flood In Kuching

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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

  • Haiti Earthquake Research Paper

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    Human Health Impacts in Haiti Before and After the 2010 Earthquake Introduction The 2010 earthquake that took place is Haiti can be considered one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Hundreds of thousands were either killed, wounded, or left displaced (Lichtenberger et al./2010). The earthquake had huge impacts on the health and well-being of Haitians, especially among women and children (Schuller, 2011). Unfortunately, Haitians were not strangers to health issues before the

  • Hurricane Katrina Research Paper

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    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

  • Importance Of Command Relationship

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    The Importance of Command Relationship in Response to Hurricane Katrina SFC Rande J. Rodrigues Fort Campbell NCOA The Importance of Command Relationship in Response to Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes and the most destructive and powerful hurricane ever to hit the United States. It was not only the costliest natural disaster ever to hit the U.S. but also the most controversial and highly politicized, with federal, state and local officials blaming each other

  • The Impacts Of Hurricane Katrina

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    But what can be said for the entire nation? Even though the hurricane only physically hit some southern states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, this catastrophic event affected all of the United States. Before it even made landfall, the storm was already causing damage in the Gulf. The Gulf was the center of oil production for the nation, but was greatly impacted as the hurricane took the route through the Gulf to enter the United States. Oil production went down 92 %, causing a temporary

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of When The Levees Broke

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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