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Elma Sands

During the summer of 1799, the city of New York was infamous for yellow fever. This summer was unusually hot, and its marshlands were home to large numbers of mosquitoes. With the fear the epidemic would spread many New Yorkers left the city for the summer months until the cool winter air returned. All hoped…

Natural Disasters

Global Warming Effects

The temperature of the planet has consistently risen in recent years leading to several adverse long-term consequences. Scientists have termed this as the biggest threat to life in the future due to its intergenerational effects. Global warming has caused the deaths of hundreds of people through severe heat waves, flooding, wild fires, cyclones and hurricanes…

Global Warming,

Natural Disasters,

Nature,

Public Health

Disaster Preparedness: Hurricane Irene 

Preparing for disasters is an important step to help in mitigating the negative effects of disasters. Without adequate preparation, Communities and nations may be unable to address some of these negative effects due to the associated damage that may require a large number of resources to manage the disaster (Daniel, 2011). Disaster preparedness involves the…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters,

New York City

Hurricane Iniki

Iniki, ‘strong and piercing winds’, is its meaning. Growing up, my mom would often share her memories about Hurricane Iniki that took place September 11th, 1992. We lived in Mililani, Oahu; she said she had to prepare for Hurricane Iniki to the point where they filled their tubs with water to have clean drinking water….

Hawaii,

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma

Introduction On September 6, 2017, reports of a category 5 hurricane named Hurricane Irma made landfall and began to rip through Barbuda and St. Martin with winds of up to 185 mph. Later that day at about 1400 Hurricane Irma began to hit the British Virgin islands. Seeing the power and destruction Hurricane Irma is…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters

Hurricane Katrina as one of the Most Catastrophic Natural Disasters

Hurricane Katrina was among the most catastrophic natural disasters within the United States history. On August 23, 2005, the tropical storm formed off the coast of the Bahamas. Throughout the next seven days, “the tropical storm grew into a catastrophic hurricane” (Townsend, 2006) first making landfall in Florida, then along the Gulf Coast of Alabama,…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters,

United States

Effect of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael was one of the most powerful landfalling hurricanes on record this year and was actually considered the third most intense U.S. landfall nu pressure and fourth-strongest by wind on record. Michael was the a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on the Florida Panhandle. With a 14 foot storm surge and winds as…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters,

United States

Hurricane Charley

On August 4, 2004, a tropical wave developed off the coast of Africa. In the days to come, it strengthened from a tropical depression to a tropical storm. This storm was never really thought to have developed into a hurricane because of its size. According to an article from the NY Times, “A ferocious hurricane…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the five deadliest hurricanes ever of United States. It was the 6th most grounded Atlantic hurricane at any point recorded and the third-most grounded hurricane on record that made landfall in the United States. Katrina shaped on August 23 amid the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and caused annihilation…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters,

United States

Hurricane Maria

Due to hurricane Maria, people have lost loved ones, cut short on food and water, lost homes, and have no electricity. For four days after the enormous sea tempest made landfall, Trump and his assistants remained quiet as the island battled with little to none resources. It was only after two weeks until our President…

Hurricane,

Natural Disasters

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