Hurricane Hugo lasted 15 days and was a category type 5 hurricane it had winds up to 162 mph. Hurricane Hugo hit North Carolina and many other locations. The hurricane was a Cape Verde-type hurricane and did a lot of destruction. Hurricane Hugo made damage to tropical rain forests in many places including Puerto Rico. The eye of Hurricane Hugo was up to a diameter of 30 miles. Hurricane Hugo left 8 tree species out of 36 that used to be in the Bisley Watersheds. Hurricane Hugo had one of the most highest tides recorded they were up to 6.1 meters =20 ft.
In a parting blow to the state before pushing on to Georgia and beyond, the storm caused record flooding in and around Jacksonville, causing untold damage and prompting dozens of rescues. It also spread misery into Georgia and South Carolina as it moved inland with winds at 50 mph, causing flooding and power outages.
A tropical wave developed into a tropical depression about 140 mi (230 km) east of the Yucatán Peninsula on August 17. Moving north-northwestward, the depression soon strengthened into a tropical storm. Early on August 18, the system crossed the Yucatán Channel and entered the Gulf of Mexico. While nearing the coast of Louisiana on August 19, the storm slowed down, turned westward, and intensified into a Category 1 hurricane. Late on August 19, the hurricane attained its maximum sustained wind speed of 80 mph (130 km/h). The cyclone curved west-northwestward and weakened slightly before making landfall near Crystal Beach, Texas, with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h) around 13:00 UTC on August 21. At landfall, the barometric pressure fell to 992
When most people think the of the Gulf of Mexico, the thought of surf probably never crosses their mind. However, the gulf is capable of producing quality surf more than you would think. From hurricanes to cold fronts, the gulf can receive waves from various weather patterns.
Hurricane Hermine caused many floods in Manatee County, and prevented multiple vehicles from basic commute. However, on Sep 2nd three Braden River students decided to help a woman's stuck vehicle out of the flooding water.
Much of the eastern Florida Panhandle observed tropical storm force winds, downing power lines and trees, some of which fell on cars, roofs, and streets. Along the coast, winds blew water away from land, rather than generate storm surge, with water receding more than 10 ft (3.0 m) in some areas. In Taylor County, damage was mainly limited to downed power lines and trees, with a few falling onto houses. Three homes suffered major damage and two homes experienced minor damage. At the height of the storm, all electrical customers in the county – a total of 12,916 – were left without power. Two indirect deaths occurred, both by carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator. In Madison county, trees and power lines were toppled across the county, two of which obstructed traffic on Interstate 10. Falling trees damaged two roofs. Throughout the county, 12 homes were damaged, with 3 sustaining major damage. In Jefferson County, sustained winds reached about 40 mph (64 km/h) and gusts topped out at 60 mph (97 km/h). Winds uprooted or damage 338 trees, with 1 hitting a house and several falling onto roads. The storm also downed 224 power lines, which at one point left 8,113 customers – 100% of the county – without electricity.
The effects of Hurricanes Cleo, Dora, and Isbell combined were devastating to Florida. Cleo also brought destruction to portions of the Caribbean, especially Guadeloupe and Haiti. After moving inland, flooding occurred in states such as Virginia. Overall, the storm caused 219 deaths and about $187.5 million in damage. Dora lashed much of North Florida and southeastern Georgia with hurricane-force winds, leaving five fatalities and around $280 million in damage. In October, Isbell brought strong winds and several tornadoes to Florida, as well as flooding in Cuba and The Carolinas. Isbell killed seven people and left approximately $30 million in
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,
Category 5 hurricanes are the highest level of impact and size a hurricane can be; therefore they can be very catastrophic and one must prepare (especially when you live in Florida). There are many ways you can prepare efficiently for a hurricane, even if you can not accurately predict when, where, or how hard it will hit.
Ike left a long trail of death and demolition. It is evaluated that flooding and mudslides executed 74 individuals in Haiti and 2 in the Dominican Republic, aggravating the issues brought on by Fay, Gustav, and Hanna. The Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas managed to far reach harm to property. Seven passing's were accounted for in Cuba. Ike's tempest surge crushed the Bolivar Peninsula of Texas, and surge winds, and flooding from substantial downpours brought on far-reaching harm in different parts of southeastern Texas, western Louisiana, and Arkansas. Twenty individuals were slaughtered in these territories, with 34 regardless others missing. Property harm from Ike as a tropical storm is assessed at $19.3 billion. Furthermore,
.Hurricane Hermine caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. It created a tornado in North Carolina and closed beaches as far north as New York.
Upon landfall the hurricane had winds up to 111 to 129 miles per hour. In New Orleans, a combination of rain, overturned levees, and damaged drainage canals caused severe flooding. By 9 a.m., many low lying places such as St. Bernard Parish and the Ninth Ward were so flooded that people had to go to their rooftops and attics to stay above the water. In the afternoon, the storm ripped a hole in the roof of the Superdome, putting sheltered victims at risk. At 7 a.m. on August 30 the hurricane downgraded to a tropical storm while passing through Tennessee. The storm was over, but it’s consequences had been severe, about 80% of New Orleans was covered in water, reaching as high as 20 feet. Hurricane Katrina ended up being one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes of all time. However, after Hurricane Katrina the US saw many kind and heroic acts. The Coast Guard rescued 34,000 people in New Orleans alone. Even everyday citizens showed acts of kindness by helping their friends, neighbors and even strangers during and after the hurricane. Many citizens even drove their private boats around offering food and shelter to people affected by the
Human error played a major role in this disaster, because the people at the weather station were not very concerned about this storm. In fact, they didn’t even figure it was a hurricane. Until a young meteorologist did the math and found that the storm was a hurricane and it was coming to New England. But the further experienced meteorologists didn’t believe him and it never got out to the public, so no one evacuated the area or made any safety precautions. Once they found out it was actually a hurricane, they had no time to
On September 4, a tropical wave exited the west coast of Africa, and by 00:00 UTC the following day, the system organized into Tropical Depression Eight between Cabo Verde and Senegal. Soon after, the depression moved through Cabo Verde, and it continued northwestward due to a passing mid-latitude trough. On September 8, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Chloe, and it quickly intensified thereafter. The Hurricane Hunters observed winds of 86 mph (138 km/h) on September 9, indicating that Chloe attained hurricane status while the storm was turning sharply westward. Interaction with Hurricane Doria to the west turned Chloe more toward the northwest on September 11. Two days later, Chloe reached peak winds of 110 mph (175 km/h)
While moving west-northwest and northward along the western periphery of the ridge, the cyclone weakened to a tropical storm on October 27. Later that day, Rina curved northward. Around 02:00 UTC on October 28, Rina struck Quintana Roo about 12 mi (19 km) southwest of Playa del Carmen with winds of 60 mph (95 km/h). The storm left little impact in the Yucatán Peninsula due to its weakened state. Rina degenerated into a remnant low late on October 28, upon emerging into the Yucatán Channel. The remnant low dissipated near the western tip of Cuba on October 29. A cold front, combined with moisture from Rina, resulted in 5–7 in (130–180 mm) of rainfall across parts of South Florida in less than six hours, causing street flooding and leaving water damage in at least 160 homes and buildings in Broward County alone. Farther north, two tornadoes touched down in the vicinity of Hobe Sound, one of which damaged 42 mobile homes, 2 vehicles, and a number of