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    Hurricane Andrew: Compare & Contrast Hurricane Andrew was no doubt, the most devastating natural disaster to hit Florida of its time back in August 24, 1992. “Blown away” by Thomas Vonier and “Blow-out” by Brad German & David A. Jones, both articles are based on Hurricane Andrew. The two articles dwells on how Florida and its people were affected by this natural disaster furthermore, they both discuss the cost in damages, and what all it took to recover and rebuild. These authors both shared similar and different views on Hurricane Andrew, the aftermath, and the recovery process. Moreover, one author also came up with solutions on how to better prepare for disasters of this caliber. Hurricane Andrew was a category 5 hurricane that affected,…

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    York Mets baseball game on TV. Suddenly you realize there is a massive wall of water near your neighborhood. Then, you turn and look then all you see is glass flying everywhere. Hurricane Andrew was the time in August 1992, when a tropical wave near Africa, moved to the Atlantic Ocean. Then, the winds reached hurricane levels. The state of Florida wasn’t prepared for Hurricane Andrew, the disaster created many problems and caused mass devastation. Before Hurricane Andrew, the state Florida…

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    Hurricane Andrew It is August 16, 1992 and a tropical wave is beginning to form off the west coast of Africa. The scene looks safe and not something to worry about until hours and days have passed. Twelve days later, it the 28th of August and the wave has not died off, but has grown into something stronger, something greater, something we today call a category 5 hurricane. This powerful hurricane was given the name Hurricane Andrew. In the Greek language the name Andrew means “strong”…

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    Hurricane Andrew was the third largest hurricane that struck the southeast part of the United States on August 24, 1992. “Andrew was a small and ferocious Cape Verde hurricane that wrought unprecedented economic devastation along a path through the northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana” (Rappaport, 2014). Before Hurricane Andrew struck land it was reported as being a category 4 storm, but was later updated as a category 5 that pass through the…

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    Hurricane Andrew scared so many people. There was about one million people who evacuated from their homes and towns. On August 16-28th, 1992 Hurricane Andrew tore up Florida, The Bahamas, and Louisiana. At the time it was one of the worst hurricanes to strike the United States. In the beginning people knew it was coming, during the hurricane Andrew was destroying anything it went past, and after everyone realized what damage had happened. The beginning of any storm the first thing to do is get…

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    lives of human beings. Hurricanes are one of these. Hurricanes are “named for Huracan, the Carib god of evil” (Rosenberg 1). These storms blow violent winds and ravage everything in their path. Hurricanes destroy property, land, and lives of the people that are affected by them. However, hurricanes can often bring out the best in people. In times of isolation and despair after a hurricane, people come together. Race, social class, and religion no longer matter in this time of hopelessness. The…

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    Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has been one the most devastating natural disasters to hit USA ever costing a total of 125 billion dollars, and leaving almost 1000 dead. We need to look at ways of preventing such a disaster. As this is the only problem, we can predict and perceive how dangerous a hurricane can be but preventing one is a different matter entirely. The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) reported on August 23…

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    "A slow-moving Category three hurricane or larger will flood the city. There will be between 17 and 20 feet of standing water, and New Orleans as we now know it will no longer exist." —Ivor van Heerden, October 29, 2004. Hurricanes are natural disasters that cannot be prevented but can be prepared for. Hurricane Katrina formed on August 23rd, 2005. Over the last hundred years, hurricane Katrina is one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of United States of America. Hurricane Katrina has…

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    normal, the cities and towns affected by this tragedy will never be the same. In late August 2005, a tropical storm, soon to be known as one of the biggest hurricanes in American history, formed over the Bahamas. This would be the 12th tropical storm of the hurricane season. On August 23, the tropical storm was picked up by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. At the time, the storm was very weak and unorganized, not considered to ever get…

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    Weather Disasters Bryce Tretter Earth Science: FALL16-A-8-GEO101-2 Sunday, August 21, 2016 Hurricanes and tornadoes have been occurring time to time causing massive havoc and destruction of property along their path. In this paper we are going to talk about one hurricane that occurred recently and caused a lot of damage, hurricane KATRINA. Hurricane Katrina was the third deadliest hurricane of all time to have ever hit the United States of America. The hurricane Katrina originated…

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