Hurricane Sandy had major impact to the Jersey Shore; some people had less of an impact than others. I decided to interview a co-worker of mines that had major impact in her home, which was located in Seaside Heights, NJ. A couple days before the storm, she was watching CNN news, where they kept telling people to start evacuating and prepare for the worst to come. At first she thought with just a few piles of woods and sand to protect her home was going to be enough. As she kept watching the CNN news, she knew that what was coming was no joke. Evacuation was already taken place, people were starting to leave there homes, so instead she decided to come down to Elizabeth, NJ where her sister lived. Once she covered her house with wood and sand,
There are many people who, after they have endured the trauma of a hurricane, refuse to return to their old houses, or even the area in general. People have different experiences with these traumatic disasters and all deal with them differently. If there is one thing for certain, it’s that they all deal with some sort of loss. Hurricanes are a gigantic setback financially. According to AcuWeather, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the average cost of damages jumped from $1.8 billion to $9 billion. Hurricane Katrina’s damages cost $145 billion and therefore increased the average cost of damages of a hurricane (www.acuweather.com).
When the hurricane hit, it hit hard. Irma left towns completely destroyed in her wake. Crews and families worked hours on end to help clean up the destroyed homes. People wept in front of their property, grieved for their family members, and cried out of pure shock. Pets and stray animals crooned from under debris;service dogs sniffed trapped people from under the rubble;absurd amounts of water filled the streets. Drones and camera crews filled the town to stay on top of the updates.
(Ref. 5) On May 29, 2015 which was Memorial Day the rain decided to pour. This left around 12 inches of rain in just hours. This flood caused a lot of damage to homes and buildings. Unfortunately, there was cases of people that did lose their lives. Air rescues had to be performed along with emergency evacuation due to severe flood for some people. It was almost at much severity as the tropical storm Allison that happen in
Ships were left stranded and wrecked miles away from moorings. Thousands of homes were washed away into the sea. Approximately 3,600 buildings were destroyed. Everything that was destroyed was bulldozed 15 blocks from the beach. The damage cost was 20 million (700 million today). It was the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history. 8,000-12,000 of the 37,000 people that lived in Galveston, Texas died, which was 20% of the population that was lost. From the remaining survivors, 30,000 were left
After Hurricane Sandy there was a bunch of damage done to theses states : Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, and the U.S. (“Superstorm Sandy”). “The hurricane left an estimated 200,000 people without shelter” (“Superstorm Sandy”). The property damage was an estimate from between $30-$50 billion (“Superstorm Sandy’’). Many people had no home for a long time nothing to come home to or
For instance, around 500 people were violently drowned to death by the rapid waters rising into homes and communities. Many people lost friends, and loved ones to this flood. Many tragically lost their homes and jobs too. Homes were destroyed, jobs were taken down, and people became devastated and depressed. A lot of people were able to go live will relatives, or friends, but a majority of them had nowhere to go.
The damages were catastrophic as houses lay in ruin and debris littered the roads. There were mudslides and fallen rocks that paved the roads and made them impassible for vehicles to get through. Ultimately by the roads being clogged up the response time by rescue workers and essential personal were hampered. This also made it exceptionally difficult for supplies to be rushed to the locations for the earthquake survivors. As some were digging and excavating for survivors they were being halted by aftershocks and falling debris from above. Approximately 8000 people were killed either by their houses caving in or by the other disasters this earthquake triggered. It was a real life tragedy that
On August 26, the storm was getting weaker everyday. A cold front was moving east and downgraded the storm to tropical. Soon when the Hurricane got to Pennsylvania, the storm faded away. Some people tried to dismantle their houses to see what was left (Sherrow, 1998). After the storm over, 11 inches of rain had fallen in Louisiana, and 7 inches in Mississippi (Rappaport, 1998). 275 small planes were no longer functionable. Over 325 trees looked like they had been smacked off. Power boats were stacked on top of each other. Power lines were down because trees were on top of them (Provenzo JR. & Provenzo,
As for jacksonvill with high tides and the torrential rains that was driven by irmas winds. As before 9:00 am streets became streams of water, a man waked up to 3ft of water in his so called “Man Cave” named Mr.Jenkins. Soon enough the eye of the storm came to shore, the storm was tracked west heading into miami with 90,000 under an evacuation order. As one resident mr levine had said “didn’t dodge a bullet, we dodged a cannon,” i think he was talking about how this was huge, a major event that could have killed them but they dodged this by taking a big step of staying home. As more residents return home some unlucky as for some who had just moved hear a month ago, coming home to a foot of water in their driveway, for Naple florida it has had the worst strikes for most
Hurricane Matthew affected our community, because of the mass destruction it left on the outskirts of Florida’s island. Matthew left the community with no electricity for the course of six days, and rained down on us with water which flooded our roads ,But the worst thing Matthew did to us was many deaths it caused while traveling through the Caribbean islands,and then leaving the people with grief. Buildings roof was ripped off because of the strong winds, community installed shutters or forced evacuated, because of the fear that was exaggerated on news that Matthew will destroy their beloved homes and even deaths if we didn’t run away from it.
My parents have a condo down in florida that we visit yearly, when hurricane Irma hit the community was flooded, 165 trees came down. The golf course was tore up pretty bad, resulting in it being shut down for a few weeks for maintenance.
Millions were made homeless by the huge waves that swept houses and cars away. It was estimated that the costs to repair all damage would be at approximately $5 billion.
Homes were mildewed from the storm, as well people were left cold without heat and there just was not enough descent housing; however, the money that was raised for the victims was being set aside and I feel that this was a problem that the red cross encountered while handling money.