The impacts of anticyclones and depressions vary, as does the period they remain and the effect they have. The North American blizzard of 2003 lasted for five days throughout February and occurred on the East Coast of the USA and Canada. It was a record-breaking blizzard, which caused 27 deaths and over $14 million worth of damage. The cities in America were bought to a standstill, as there was a range of 38-76cm of snow covering the ground. The cause for such an unusually extreme blizzard was the fact that the conditions were favourable, with moisture from the Atlantic Ocean enhancing precipitation and a high pressure system over Canada, allowing cold air to be brought down coastal areas. This meant that the precipitation was mainly snow, hence the record-breaking statistics. The effects this storm had were mainly short-term, but the roof of the historic Railroad Museum collapsed and 27 people lost their lives. Additionally, transport infrastructure was brought to a halt, and three major airports were also closed.
In 1888 on a Thursday afternoon 235 people were killed by a blizzard on their way home from school. Taking place in the Northwest Plains region of the United States the blizzard came without a warning temperature went down 100 degrees in a 24 hour. On a Thursday afternoon, a day before the storm it was unusually warm from Montana east to the Dakotas and south to Texas. Then suddenly within a couple hours the Arctic air that came from Canada went South. In North Dakota temperatures went forty degrees below zero. High winds and heavy snow came with the storm which caused terrible conditions. In rural areas adults working on farms and children coming home from school were the ones who were mostly affected by the blizzard. A schoolteacher in Pawnee
In December of 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, tearing through the levee systems, and resulting in massive flooding that eventually covered 80% of New Orleans (1), leading to the most significant number of deaths by the storm. As images of Hurricane Katrina were displayed on front pages and television sets across the counry, Katrina became a strategic research site for sociological theory and research of how identity shapes a natural disaster (1). In this essay, I want to explore the fate of New Orleans. How will climate change affect human populations and which human populations will it affect? To do this, I will need to review both scientific and socially scientific papers to understand what the future of New Orleans and southern Louisiana will look like. Though this concept is technically broad for the limitations of this paper, I will review several pieces of literature to begin to gain an understanding of the social and ecological situations at play.
According to the forecasters only about 12 inches of actual snow fell. Their assumptions on the rest of the snow is it blew from Lake Erie to the sounding locations. Snow was recorded in areas up to 100 inches deep (usatoday.com). This varied some from location to location but all the surrounding areas were hit hard. Most areas only see this amount over weeks or months. Most of the snow accumulated in several hours up to a few days. Never had snow crews seen this much in such a short period of time. Due to the large amount of snow it left many motorists stranded. A large portion of the death tolls from this storm came from people stranded in their vehicle. Once there vehicles were stuck there only means of heat was from the vehicle running. In some cases the vehicles ran out of gas and in some they broke
2. The promise of the New South originally, the town’s people, workers, labors and families, instinctively thought the promise of wealth, jobs, and economic growth would encompass their lives by moving to the mining and mill villages. Their views engulfed hope in the economical shifting agricultural social order to encircle the state of the art industrial New South civilization. labor reformers, thought they were doing the best for labors, by recruiting them to move to camps and move for jobs to better their way of less, unfortunately to come to the demise of being taken advantage of.
Northern and Southern United States both started their history differently. The South was mostly into farming, while the North was more about the industry. Both regions also had sectional differences in the way tariffs and slavery were intertwined. Since there were unfair tariffs that tested dominate leaders like the Britain Crown, many rebellions have been staged.
The English were early settlers in America. Two of their areas of settlement were the New England area and the Chesapeake area. Even though these two places were settled by the same country, both of their societies were very different. The main reasons for their differences were their motives for colonization, slavery, and religion.
Nor’easters are the most common type of coastal storm that affects Connecticut. This type of coastal storm has wind speeds and surges that are lower than from hurricanes, however, they can still inflict a substantial amount of damage because they extend over broader areas and last over numerous tidal cycles. This type of coastal storm is most rampant between December and March (Gornitz et al., 2004). Two recent nor’easters that have hit Connecticut took place between October 31–November 1 of 1991 and December 11–12, 1992, and Milford was among the hardest-hit communities (floodwaters 10 to 12 feet above normal) (Gornitz et al., 2004). The nor’easter storms also caused major coastal flooding, disrupted transportation, and power outages. On the other hand, hurricanes are less frequent than nor’easters coastal storms in Connecticut and form over warm water. In recent years, Hurricane Sandy in 2012 cost Connecticut almost $400 million in damages (Frumhoff et al., 2007). Likewise, many people were unable to access electricity from CT energy suppliers and the hurricane also affected the people from the lower and middle-class communities. Most of the agricultural features in Connecticut were negatively impacted, including shellfish production. Infrastructure items such as dams and levees, transportation, and facilities and buildings were also damaged. The
These temperatures result in large snow storms dumping eight to sixteen inches of snow at a time. Even with such large snowfall, most schools in major cities don’t shut down for the day. Instead classes are delayed til the middle of the morning, allowing for snow plows to get out and clear the roads. The only schools that normally close during snow storms are those located in the most rural locations of the state. Rainfall throughout the year averages about four inches a month, just falling in different forms. Summer months usually produce warm temperatures in the seventies, warming water temperatures up enough to go to coastal beaches. New York is often hit by the remains of hurricanes that have traveled up the east coast. These dump several inches of water on the state at a time. New York doesn’t have the standard tornado thought of by Oklahomans, but with the right mixture over the Great Lakes region, the weather often produces water spouts. These spouts are usually harmless forms of tornadoes, with wind speeds reaching sixty miles an hour, and often die out quickly. While the far northern parts of the state can be different, the state of New York as a whole has a fairly consistent climate from year to year.
In different parts of the world, people do things differently. Someone from the United States is not going to say hi the same way someone in Europe will. In the United States people from New York are not going to be the same as people from North Carolina. This was a big change for me when I moved from New York to North Carolina. People in the south have a different dialect than from people in New York. When I first moved to North Carolina it was a different place. I was used to the buildings and the busy highways, and when I moved here it was nothing like that, it was very open with farms and golf courses. The surroundings were not the only thing that changed people from the south were completely different.
Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, the damages done to the transportation infrastructure included approximately 600 million gallons of water that penetrated the mass transit system and critical inter-city roads. States along the eastern seaboard were impacted from Florida to Maine, with the most destruction occurring in New Jersey and New York. Prior to landfall, pre-storm emergency declarations were issued for Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia to facilitate preparation. Following the storm, major disaster declarations were issued for Connecticut, New York, New Jersey followed by Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Hampshire.
On March 12, 1993, one of the most disastrous blizzards of all time hit Canada, United States, and Cuba, resulting in more than 300 deaths , more than 7 billion dollars in damage, and electricity loss for millions of families. Even though more than a decade has passed since the superstorm, it remains nicknamed the Storm of the Century. However, because of technological inventions and advancements, preparing for a blizzard today is much easier then 25 years ago. Some preparations remain the same while many are different, with the overall severity decreasing.
It can snow up to 40 to 50 inches of snow. Blizzards occur in winter. Some past blizzards are up to 50 inches in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, and other places in the mid west. There has been many storms in the past that have caused damage. Usually weather reporters may use the words “ Historic”, “epic”, “ significant”, and “record breaking” a little too often when talking about winter storms in the United States. These blizzards have occurred in 1993, 1978, 1996, 2010, 1888, and 1940 are the seven of the worst blizzards in United States history. 35 mph and visibility of less than a 1/4 mile for more than 3 hours. The first blizzard to be declared a Federal Emergency was in 1977, affecting upstate New York
The windy weather in New York is so windy that the news is telling people to stay in their houses because it's too windy and that people are getting hurt. Their was a girl who got hit by a stop sign and was badly hurt. Many people have been reported missing because the wind is so strong that people have been carried by the wind and blown away. I’ve seen a couple of people been picked up by the wind. Some people are just stupid and they don’t care and go outside and get picked up and they pretend that they are flying. So even got hurt doing that and people are telling others to stay in their houses and do not come out unless they really need to. That was two years when all that happen and the wind is even stronger than before. Many people have