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POWERPOINT Summary PART II of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season

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POWERPOINT Summary PART II of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season

The prolonged recovery from Hurricane Sandy is continuing to take a mental and physical toll on residents of the East Coast who are still cleaning up flood, fire, and wind damage.

Powerpoint presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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POWERPOINT Summary PART II of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season

  1. 1. 2012’S STORM TRACKS (as of September 8)
  2. 2. THE 2012 ATLANTIC BASINHURRICANE SEASON SUDDENLYBECAME ACTIVE WITH 4 ADDITIONAL HURRICANES SECOND HALF September 5 –November 30, 2012
  3. 3. NAMED STORMS IN 2012 (Continued)• ISAAC – Hurricane, August 21• JOYCE –Tropical Storm, Aug. 25• KIRK –Hurricane, Aug. 27• LESLIE –Hurricane, Sept. 3• MICHAEL – Hurricane, Sept. 4• NADINE – Tropical Storm, Sept. 12
  4. 4. NAMED STORMS IN 2012• OSCAR – Tropical Storm, Oct. 4• PATTY – Tropical Storm, Oct. 11• RAFAEL – Hurricane, Oct. 12• SANDY – Hurricane, Oct. 22• TONY – Tropical Storm, Oct. 24• VALERIE• WILLIAM
  5. 5. The 2012 season is lagging behind past seasons:By Sept. 5, 2005, we had three major hurricanes (Dennis, Emily, and Katrina),and by Sept. 5, 2011, we had one major hurricane (Katia). This year, we have one-- Michael.
  6. 6. ISAAC: FROM TS ON AUG, 21 TO HURRICANE ON AUG. 26
  7. 7. ISAAC DID NOT RETURN IN THE GULF AS TS NADINE: SEPT 12
  8. 8. LESLIE: FROM A TS ON SEPT3 TO HURRICANE ON SEPT 5
  9. 9. SEPT 8: CAT 1 HURRICANE LESLIE IS HEADED SLOWLY NORTHWARDTOWARDS BERMUDA AND CANADA
  10. 10. SEPT 9: LESLIE PASSES 120 MILES EAST OF BERMUDA
  11. 11. TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL:FAR OUT IN ATLANTIC—SEPT. 4
  12. 12. Between 5 a.m. on Wednesdayand 5 a.m. Thursday, Michael’s pressure suddenly fell 40 mb and the maximum sustained winds increased by 63 mph, truly a remarkable case of rapid intensification
  13. 13. MICHAEL BECOMES CAT 3 HURRICANE: SEPT. 6
  14. 14. Michael, the 7th hurricane of 2012 and located 980 mileswest-southwest of the Azores and heading northeast at 7 mph, will likely weaken as it encounters colder waters..
  15. 15. MICHAEL’S PATH: SEPT. 6
  16. 16. MICHAEL’S ULTIMATE PATH
  17. 17. On Sept. 7th, the seasonalACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) (using the 1981-2010 data base), stood at 61, or 143% of an average season.
  18. 18. BUT---ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 A LULL IN ACTIVITY OCCURED AS EL NINO BEGAN AGAIN
  19. 19. SEPT. 12: EL NINO BEGINS AGAIN
  20. 20. Depending on how quickly El Niño develops, there could be a quick shutdown of tropical systems during the latter part of the Atlantic season and anextended season on the Pacific side.
  21. 21. TROPICAL STORM NADINE: SEPT. 12
  22. 22. TROPICAL STORM NADINE BECAME A CAT 1HURRICANE ON SEPT. 14 th Because of its location in the Azores,Nadine, the 8th hurricane of the season, did not cause any major concerns in spite of its unusually long life.
  23. 23. TROPICAL STORM OSCAR FORMED WEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ON OCT. 4thOscar, the 15th storm of 2012, was notexpected to last very long or to cause any major problems.
  24. 24. TROPICAL STORM OSCAR DIED ON OCTOBER 5
  25. 25. TROPICAL STORM PATTYFORMED NORTH OF THEBAHAMAS ON OCT. 11thPatty is the 16th storm of 2012.
  26. 26. TROPICAL STORM PATTY
  27. 27. TROPICAL STORM RAFAEL FORMED ON OCT. 12THRafael was the 18th storm and 9th hurricane of the season
  28. 28. HURRICANE RAFAEL: A CAT 1 STORM ON OCTOBER 16
  29. 29. TROPICAL STORM SANDY AKA“FRANKENSTORM” FORMED ON OCT. 22NDSandy, the 19th storm of the season,quickly became a CAT 2 hurricane.SANDY left 39 dead in the Caribbean enroute to the USA.
  30. 30. TROPICAL STORM SANDY: OCTOBER 22
  31. 31. CAT I HURRICANE SANDY: OCTOBER 24
  32. 32. OCTOBER 24:CAT I HURRRICANE SANDY MADELANDFALL NEAR KINGSTON, THE CAPITOL OF JAMACIASchools and businesses were closedand people in low-lying areas at risk from flooding were evacuated
  33. 33. FORECAST FOR SANDY: OCTOBER 24
  34. 34. TROPICAL STORM TONY FORMED ON OCT. 24TH Tony, the 20th storm of the season,formed in the Atlantic, and is not likely to be a threat
  35. 35. TROPICAL STORM TONY: OCTOBER 24
  36. 36. SANDY: OCTOBER 24 Sandy, now the season’s ninth hurricane, became a huge storm withwind and rain bands reaching out 500 km or more from the storm center,producing 15-50 cm of rain in Jamaica, Bermuda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba
  37. 37. LIKELY IMPACTS OF SANDY ON“FLORIDA SATURDAY”-- OCTOBER 27• Miami, Florida, which is already water- logged from 1 ½ meters of rain this summer, is expected to experience more rain, gusty winds, huge waves, and dangerous rip tides as a likely weakened Sandy continues to move northward.
  38. 38. CAT I HURRICANE SANDY: OCTOBER 24
  39. 39. SANDY: RAIN IN HAITI
  40. 40. SANDY IMPACTS HAVANA. CUBA: OCTOBER 25
  41. 41. SANDY: RAIN IN CUBA
  42. 42. SANDY: RAIN BEGINS IN FTLAUDERDALE, FLORIDA; OCT. 26
  43. 43. POSSIBILITIES AFTER “FLORIDA SATURDAY”• Sandy could veer northeastward and eventually die in the Atlantic, OR, MORE LIKELY …• As Sandy moves northward, it could become a powerful “SUPERSTORM causing losses of $ 1 billion dollars + bringing heavy rain, high winds, and power outages along Eastern seaboard
  44. 44. OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
  45. 45. REHOBOTH BEACH,DELAWARE: OCT. 29
  46. 46. SUPER STORM SANDY:OCT. 29-30, 2012
  47. 47. $360 MILLION STORM SURGE, NEW HAVEN, CT: OCT. 30
  48. 48. OCT. 29 HIGHLIGHTS: NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEYTHE SUDDENNESS AND THE RECORD HEIGHT OF THE STORM SURGE CAUSED A HUGE DISASTER
  49. 49. STORM SURGE SET NEW RECORD WITHOUT BENEFIT OF FULL-MOON HIGH TIDE 13 ft (4 1/3 m); a new recordSustained winds of 133 kph (80 mph).
  50. 50. FLOODING IN BROOKLYN
  51. 51. NEW JERSEY: ATLANTIC CITY UNDER WATER
  52. 52. NEW JERSEY: OCEAN FRONT FLOODING
  53. 53. NEW JERSEY: STREET FLOODING
  54. 54. 2012 ATLANTIC BASIN STORM TRACKS AS OF NOV. 22
  55. 55. 2012’S CUMMULATIVE IMPACTS 320 DEATHSECONOMIC LOSSES: ESTIMATED AT $68 BILLION +

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