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    Storm Surge In Storm Surge by Adam Sobel, we learn about Hurricane Sandy and the events surrounding it. Sobel explains some of the aspects which made Hurricane Sandy such a special storm. Sobel lived in Morningside Heights, high above the Hudson River on northern Manhattan’s West Side (Sobel 143). Sobel is a Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University (Sobel 315). He researches meteorology, extreme weather and climate dynamics (Sobel 315). As a result, he was in a good place at his residence because it is well above where any storm surge would have reached his apartment. He had a perfect perspective to watch Sandy come in and make landfall and with his background, he worked…

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    extremely horrible that it took more than 8,000 of their fellow citizens. At the time of the 1900 hurricane, Galveston, was filled with people on vacation and tourists from all over the world. Weather prediction technology didn’t exist at the time. A 15-foot storm surge flooded the city, which was then placed at less than 9 feet above sea level, and various homes and buildings were demolished. With winds at high speeds and fifteen foot floods, together had destroyed everything and anything in…

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    Hurricanes are not uncommon among the coastal regions. Atmospheric and sea-surface conditions were conducted to cyclone’s rapid transformation and resulted in what is known as Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was tearing apart the Gulf of Mexico. It was a Category 5 hurricane and was predicted to create several landfalls within the affected area. The wind was moving in a pattern causing a storm surge toward the city like a high tide. Due to poor construction, the floodwall broke the flood…

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    BEFORE THE STORM: On August 23, meteorologists examined hurricane Katrina on a radar and realized that a major storm was nearing. Quickly after finding this out, they informed many people in the gulf states about what was coming there way. New Orleans knew that they were at great risk for the most damage. Even though, some of the city rests above sea level, the normal elevation is six feet below sea level. Plus, to add to the lists of downfalls, New Orleans is almost fully locked in by…

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    of Katrina and the reason for it becoming so large. Hurricane Katrina began forming on August 23, as a Tropical Depression (10) had developed near the Bahamas. This with the combination of a tropical wave in the area, which causes low air pressure to form near belts of high air pressure, or a subtropical ridge, collided and formed the Tropical Depression (12). Favorable low wind shear conditions allowed for Tropical Depression 12 to turn into Tropical Storm Katrina (Prasad). Tropical Storm…

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    Hurricanes are one of the most damaging and devastating storms that begins over warm ocean waters. The high winds and surges causes a lot of damage in the cities throughout the lands affected. Sympathy is usually the feeling that people have towards others that have lost their lives and homes. On the other hand, individuals would have empathy because they understand the feelings of those that are afflicted by the destruction of the weather. When counselors has sessions with their clients about…

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    Introduction; In August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina attacked the Gulf Coast of the United States. Where, the storm causes landfall in golf coast states. The hurricane had a Classified 3 level on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The hurricane brought sustained winds about 100–140 miles per hour. Then, the winds have extended about 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Damage of dams led to massive flooding, and many people…

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    the dictionary, the word erode means “to diminish or destroy by degrees; especially to gradually eat into or wear away” (Webster 243). Erosion, or the process of being eroded occurs on Earth’s natural surfaces as such as beaches, rives, and other major bodies of water. Erosion can have both an ecological and economic effect on the Earth and us as its citizens. For example, in the early 2000s when Hurricane Isabel occurred, it “resulted in irregular erosion of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in…

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    Honduras so the festivities would not be interrupted.[7] King cited as evidence a letter dated September 24, 1931, from a local radio operator to the Colonial Secretary in which the warnings were discussed, adding that "perhaps none of [the authorities] had ever been in a hurricane and didn't know exactly how bad it was going to be."[8] Additionally, there was also belief among residents of Belize City that the reefs would provide a barrier against large tidal waves.[9] Storm surge, abnormally…

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    of the hardest hit were New York, and New Jersey where the storm surge, produced the largest amount of destruction. According to the National Weather Service (2012) the storm surge occurred near the time of high tide along the Atlantic Coast, causing record tide heights; some measuring 12.5 feet high. Alongside the damaging storm surge, Hurricane Sandy gave way to explosions and downed power lines, resulting in a fire responsible for the destruction of 100 homes in Breezy Point, Queens (Barron,…

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