3) A heavy rain pour down the city of Houston on June 19, 2006. According to the article from NBC news, there was a lot of cars stall and many neighborhoods flooded. There was as much as, “10.5 inches of rain reported,” and in some areas there was six inches of rain which caused delays in airports. The Houston city is no stranger to floods yet the amount of rain that poured as such little time was surprising.
The Trauma of Hurricane Katrina The devastating and deeply rooted traumatic effects of Hurricane Katrina will live in the psyches of the people of New Orleans and beyond for generations to come. Katrina was the largest and third strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States barreling in as
Harvey known as an apocalyptic storm for many Houstonian’s who have described the scenery and event for that weekend. Many homes, businesses, and schools destroyed causing it to be one of the biggest recovery mission in the nation. A big flare of controversy between the government and the state happened as well. Even with many homes lost and so much sadness spread across south Texas and Houston many texans came together as one.
On April 18, 2016 Yahoo reports Houston, Texas have flooding that forces residents to move out their homes and live in a nearby shelter. The flooding causes damage to the electricity lines, foreclosures of freeways, and forcing schools to close down because of the weather. One million students got the day off including workers. It’s deeply saddened that five victims were dead in this weather. There is over 450 water rescue and victims were transported to the mall to shelter away until the storm passes. It’s hard for people to drive in the freeway because the water can be up to 15 feet deep. The weather causes frustration toward the Houston resident.
The New York Times writers explains all the events happening during Harvey’s next landfall in “Harvey Live Updates: Trump Heads to a Flooded Texas”. In case you’ve been living underneath a construction site for your whole life, Harvey made hard landfalls in Corpus Christi and Houston, TX along with other cities in Texas. With hundreds of thousands of people under evacuation orders, shelters in Houston filled to bursting with people who craved some news about the safety of their loved ones and the state of their homes. Parts of the Houston area set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with a top reading on Tuesday afternoon, since the storm began, of 51.88 inches. Jeffrey Lindner, a meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, said 25 to 30 percent of Harris County's 1,800 square miles of land was flooded.
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Hurricane Harvey impact on Houston ESPN Hurricane Harvey had and environmental. Economic, social and political impact on the city of Houston as well as the state of Texas.
In the year 2005, New Orleans was famously hit a major natural disaster that took lives and destroyed the homes and civilians. This wrath of Mother Nature became to be known as Hurricane Katrina, a category 5 hurricane with gusts peaking at 174/mph according to the Safir- Simpson wind scale
Hurricane Katrina hit the southeastern coast of the United States in August of 2005. The eye of the storm went through the city of New Orleans and caused thousands of casualties and more than eighty billion dollars in damage (Schwartz). However, poor engineering and design allowed the immense flooding to breach the levee system and flood most of the metropolitan area. Despite the Delta Service Corps admitting that they knew of the possible failures for over twenty years, they claimed that insufficient budgets set by Congress and local governments prohibited them from restructuring and preserving the levees (Can We Save New Orleans?). Katrina was the third most intense land falling tropical storm in United States history. The combination of
Harvey made landfall along the coast of Texas. Hurricane Harvey formed quickly. Harvey a category 4 storm with winds around 130 miles per hour. On Thursday, Harvey became a tropical storm. By the following day, Harvey became a category 2 hurricane and strengthened to a category 4 before making landfall in Texas. Harvey feed off the warm waters off the Gulf of Mexico. This provided more fuel to the storm. The storm gained energy and speed as it moved of the gulf warm waters. Hurricane Harvey moved gradually making it worse and giving it additional time to dump devastating amounts of rainfall onto some areas of Texas (Fecht, 2017). According to data provided by Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, Hurricane Harvey produced the largest rainfall of any US hurricane on record. Much of the rain fell in the greater Houston metropolitan area, a low-lying region that has seen rapid growth in recent decades. The result was the largest natural disaster the nation has seen since Hurricane Katrina of 2005, killing at least 70 people, displacing many thousands, and causing damages that are expected to rise above $150 billion (Emanuel,
Hurricane Harvey is still getting bigger. News people are saying that there is gonna be more flooding( the weather company). Many towns in Houston Texas have been overflown by the rain. People are trapped in there houses. Some areas in Houston Texas have had up to 50 inches of rain(the
Marisela Sepeda U.S Government -5th period Hurricane Harvey I believe people to be naturally good to others, because there is more kind-hearted people more than cold-hearted people in this world. In this world you will see a handful of people helping and giving to others no matter the situation. The percentage of evil and cruel people is a very low percentage. After everything people all over Texas is coming together, and it shows the good in people that we thought did not have a good heart.
As a Houston based law firm with deep ties to the community, we have been devastated to witness the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. While the stories of heroic rescues and the kindness of strangers make us beam with pride at the magnanimity of our great City, we grieve over the unimaginable toll this hurricane has already taken on our friends, clients, neighbors, and colleagues.
Natural disasters like hurricanes do not happen every day, but unfortunately, they do happen. A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey struck in Houston, Texas and caused serious havoc. Several scientists and weather meteorologists began to compare Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Katrina, a hurricane 2005 that surrounded areas of Mississippi along with New Orleans. Harvey began in 2017 around the Houston area of Texas. Although, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey have a twelve-year time difference, they both have various similarities and differences.
As of September 1, Texas is still being impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Along with all the destruction that Texas has to deal with, now they are dealing with downpours, winds, and flooding. Fifty-two inches was recorded in rainfall in Houston in the matter of five days, which broke a