Hurricane Ike Source: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/1021 Raymond Youm PH 2125 Medical Geography
Ike Facts -Most intense hurricane for the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season. -Central Pressure of 935 millibars and 125 knots...
 
 
 
Disaster Area -29 Counties in Texas and 10 Parishes (Counties) in Louisiana are declared disaster  areas by the federal go...
 
 
 
 
Conclusion -The death toll from Ike was relatively lower despite the size   of the storm because most people who lived in ...
Bibliography ESRI (2006). ArcGIS 9.2 [computer software]. California: ESRI. Golden Software (2002). Surfer [computer softw...
Federal Emergency Management (FEMA). (2008).  President Declares Major Disaster For Texas . Retrieved  November 25, 2008, ...
United States Census Bureau.  Data Set: 2007 Population Estimates for Texas  [Data file]. Retrieved from http://factfinder...
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Hurricane Ike

  1. 1. Hurricane Ike Source: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/1021 Raymond Youm PH 2125 Medical Geography
  2. 2. Ike Facts -Most intense hurricane for the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season. -Central Pressure of 935 millibars and 125 knots or 145 mph winds. -Makes It A Category 4 Hurricane on Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense. -Developed from a tropical wave that can be traced from a cluster of thunderstorms over Sudan. -Made landfalls and affected Grand Turk Island, Bahamas, Haiti, and Cuba. -Made final landfall on Galveston in the early morning hour of September 13, 2008 as a Category 2 Hurricane at 2:10 AM CST. -Affected Upper Texas Coast and Southwest Louisiana. -Third Costliest US Hurricane after Katrina and Andrew. -Claimed at least 46 lives in Texas and 6 lives in Louisiana. -More than 4 million households lost power due to Ike. -Up to 20% of water systems were shut down in areas affected by Ike.
  3. 6. Disaster Area -29 Counties in Texas and 10 Parishes (Counties) in Louisiana are declared disaster areas by the federal government. -A total of 7,111,396 people lived in the federal disaster area based on the US Census Bureau Population Estimate for 2007.
  4. 11. Conclusion -The death toll from Ike was relatively lower despite the size of the storm because most people who lived in storm surge area evacuated as ordered.
  5. 12. Bibliography ESRI (2006). ArcGIS 9.2 [computer software]. California: ESRI. Golden Software (2002). Surfer [computer software]. Colorado: Golden Software. SPSS Inc. (2002). SPSS 11.5 [computer software]. Illinois: SPSS. Beyer, H & Palmer, T. (2006). Hawth's Tools [Software]. Available from http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/ Unisys-Weather. Hurricane Ike (2008) . [Data file]. Retrieved from http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/2008/IKE/track.dat NOAA-Hurricane Research Division. Hurricane Ike on 9/13/2008 at 1030Z . Retrieved from ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/hwind/2008/AL092008/0913/1030/AL092008_0913_1030shape.tar.gz Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). (2008). Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)-Ike . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/marti/2008_09L/webManager/mainpage.html National Hurricane Center (NHC). (2008). Hurricane Ike Advisory Number 24 . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.public.024.shtml? National Hurricane Center (NHC). (2008). Hurricane Ike Advisory Number 26 . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.public.026.shtml? National Hurricane Center (NHC). (2008). Hurricane Ike Tropical Cyclone Update . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.update.09080149.shtml? National Hurricane Center (NHC). (2008). Hurricane Ike Advisory Number 34 . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.public.034.shtml? National Hurricane Center (NHC). (2008). Hurricane Ike Tropical Cyclone Update . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2008/al09/al092008.public.034.shtml?
  6. 13. Federal Emergency Management (FEMA). (2008). President Declares Major Disaster For Texas . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=45759 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA). (2008). President Declares Major Disaster For Louisiana. Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=45762 Centerpoint Energy. [11 a.m., Sept. 13: Outage Map and Zip Codes]. 11 a.m., Sept. 13: Outage Map and Zip Codes . Retrieved from http://www.centerpointenergy.com/staticfiles/CNP/Common/SiteAssets/doc/Ike%20outage%20map%209.13%2011a.m.pdf Centerpoint Energy. [8 p.m., Oct. 1: Outage Map and Zip Codes]. 8 p.m., Oct. 1: Outage Map and Zip Codes . Retrieved from http://www.centerpointenergy.com/staticfiles/CNP/Common/SiteAssets/doc/Outages_by%20Zip%20_10.01_8pm.pdf Staff. (2008, September 28). HURRICANE IKE | THE AFTERMATH / In Memoriam / At least 29 residents of the Houston-Galveston area died as a direct or indirect result of Hurricane Ike. The Houston Chronicle is telling their stories in an occasional series . Houston Chronicles. Retrieved http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2008_4642302 Rice, H. & Horswell, C. (2008 November 25). Body in Ike debris ID'd; another woman's body found . Houston Chronicles. Retrieved http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ike/galveston/6131640.html Olson, B., Snyder, M., & Peterson, LA. (2008 November 16). Water failure sparks call for reforms . Houston Chronicles. Retrieved http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hurricane/ike/6116360.html The Weather Channel. (2008). Hurricane Ike Notes, Stats, Facts . Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.weather.com/newscenter/topstories/hurricaneike_news.html KPLC-TV. (2008). La. resident drowns in Ike's floodwaters. Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.kplctv.com/global/story.asp?s=9003908 KATC-TV. (2008). Ike death toll reaches 4 in La. Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=9007128 KATC-TV. (2008). 2 Ike evacuees die in traffic crash. Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=9001246 KBMT-TV (2008). Ike-related storm deaths state by state. Retrieved November 25, 2008, from http://www.kbmt12.com/news/hurricane/news/28387269.html
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