The Toll Left by Hurracens Katrina and Hugo

836 WordsJan 26, 20183 Pages
Over the past few centuries, the natural disaster of hurricanes has had a huge impact on the land around us. It could cost millions, or even billions of dollars in repairing the damages done by hurricanes. These natural disasters can not only result in property damage but also many lives lost and injured victims. Hurricanes usually leave many without homes, forcing victims to find shelters or relocate to a different city or state for safety. A hurricane is a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm with sustained winds of at least 64 knots (74 miles per hour: 119 kilometers per hour) that are extremely large, powerful, and destructive. Hurricanes usually start to occur over large areas of warm water, such as the Atlantic Ocean. They generally form during the hotter months due to the fact that it gets energy from the heat off the water. One of the major hurricanes that made headline news was Hurricane Katrina. It was said that Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The damages done by Katrina was absolutely devastating. Costing at about an estimated $75 million dollars in repairs, Hurricane Katrina is one of the most costliest hurricanes in the history of U.S. hurricanes. The disaster lasted about eight days, starting on August 23rd and ending on August 31st of 2005. On August 28th, 2005, the tropical storm turned into a category five hurricane with winds of 175 miles per hour. The storm took away the lives of approximately 2,000

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