§113.34 – (c) (8) (c) describe the impact of and analyze the reaction of the environment to abnormal and/or hazardous environmental conditions at different scales such as El Niño, floods, droughts, and hurricanes
World hurricane formation
Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 hurricane that struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast region on 17 August and 18 August 1969.
Camille retained the record for the highest storm surge measured in the United States, at over 24 feet until Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Party Richeliu Apartments before Hurricane Camille. Substantial-appearing building chosen as site of hurricane party.
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Winds in excess of gale force are indicated by the red and white arrows at the surface and top of the storm, respectively. The color shading at the earth's surface represents the precipitation rate, with red indicating higher intensities.
Aftermath Hurricane Andrew leaves a deadly swath of Florida destruction in its wake
Hurricane Katrina The sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the third-strongest landfalling U.S. hurricane ever recorded.
Katrina was the costliest hurricane , as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States.
Storm Surge Hurricane storm surge causes approximately 90% of all storm deaths and injuries and much of the damage
Katrina Aftermath The strength and extent of Hurricane Katrina’s wind field resulted in a storm surge greater than historical maximums. The combination of a storm surge of up to 30 feet, wave action, and high winds resulted in destruction of buildings and roads in the affected areas. The storm caused major damage to the soon-to-open Hard Rock Casino and other gambling resorts on the Mississippi coast.
The failure of earthen levees and floodwalls after the storm passed left portions of New Orleans under 20 feet of water. The total number of lives lost, number of injuries sustained, and value of property damaged as a result of Hurricane Katrina are still being tabulated.
Mitch Deadliest hurricane to hit Central America in 200 years. A category 5 storm at one point, Mitch stalled off the coast of Honduras, then slowly moved through Central America, causing massive flooding.
This hurricane was the deadliest weather disaster in United States history. Storm tides of 8 to 15 ft inundated the whole of Galveston Island, as well as other portions of the nearby Texas coast. These tides were largely responsible for a 8,000 deaths attributed to the storm. Galveston Hurricane of 1900
The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 It made landfall on the city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 135 miles per hour at landfall, making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir -Simpson Hurricane Scale .