Tornadoes are responsible for more than $1 billion annually (adjusted to 2007 U.S. dollars) in property damage and for disrupting thousands of lives and businesses. On the local level, the impact of a tornado can be devastating within the area that it destroys . When a tornado hits a human environment, however, more extensive damage can happen. The impact of the tornado can include releasing chemicals, oil, and other toxins, into the environment, doing more extensive damage over a broader area. While this is not a major concern, especially compared to other potential causes of damage, it is a reason to make certain potentially hazardous materials are secure.
They are both convection storms, which means rising air causes low pressure and, in turn, makes air rush in from surrounding areas to create very strong winds. However, the area that each storm covers differs drastically. A hurricane can cover up to 600 square miles while blizzards are limited to much smaller areas. To compare and contrast hurricanes and blizzards, the main points of interest are how these natural phenomena are formed, and the destruction associated with them.
Tornadoes Purpose: To inform the audience about tornadoes. Introduction Attention Getter: What can hurdle automobiles through the air, rip ordinary homes to shreds, and travel at speeds over 60 mph? Topic Orientation: Topical Credibility: I researched the topic of tornadoes, and it’s most common to happen in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, eastern Colorado and western Iowa can also be referred as Tornado Alleys because of the warm and humid weather. Relevance: Well, tornadoes continue as they always have to tear out wide areas of human made structures, automobiles, or even entire small cities in Tornado Alley. Credibility: I researched the topic of tornadoes and the most common in the state of Illinois, rather than any
On may 4th, 2007 a little after 9:48 pm Greensburg Kansas was torn of the map. Tornado sirens went off in Greensburg 20 minutes before the tornado hit. That saved many lives. The tornado was so wide a storm chaser who was chasing the storm couldn’t get both edges of the tornado to fit in the lens of the camera. 1.7 miles was the estimated width of the tornado and it traveled
Personally, I believe that these 2 factors were very important as much of the damage was due to water rather than the 80 mph winds Sandy brought. At the time of Sandy moving North up the East coast. There was a very high-pressure system in the middle of the Atlantic, jet-streams push the hurricane towards the East Coast, hitting New York. People were not expecting this dramatic 90 degree turn; this increased the damage made due to the lack of planning. This was the most shocking fact that Sandy produced, usually when a storm makes it up to the Northern mid-Atlantic latitude, it is always way out to sea, but Sandy did otherwise.
Ryan Rosier Mrs. Ball English 9 February 27, 2014 Hurricane Katrina As Hurricane Katrina struck land in New Orleans people who didn’t leave the city were staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. Only Katrina’s gun was loaded with 140 mph gale force winds and crushing flood waters. The effects of the hurricane’s wrath were devastating enough to cause 75 billion dollars in damage. (Hurricane Katrina) Raging through while demolishing buildings, leveling entire suburbs, and taking thousands of lives was what this storm was hell bent on accomplishing. For those who didn’t leave the city, whether they couldn’t afford the costs, seeked the thrill of the storm, or just simply didn’t wanna leave on the opened interstates, (Beller) the storm
The hurricane strength winds which gusted up to speeds of 10 knots in the south-east England caused more than 15 million tress to fall down, blocking roads and railways and leaving widespread structural damage to more than 15 million buildings. In total, insurance claims were estimated to close to £2billion, making it the second most expensive UK weather event on the record for insurers. In contrast, while the St Jude’s Storm in 2013 also
Power outages, deaths, destroyed cities, and underground subways are the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy destroyed portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern United States, and Eastern Canada. This storm left major damage with its powerful winds and flooding rains that left many residents without electricity, blew roofs off buildings, flooded streets, caused food shortages, left many people homeless, and killed many innocent lives. Hurricanes are strong rotating oceanic weather systems that bring maximum wind speeds and powerful rain that can cause a lot of damage. With all the damage that took place there's a lot of organizations that are stepping in to help people in need from the damage of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricanes Hurricanes, also known as tropical cyclones, are low pressure storm systems that form on open water and feed on heat released when moist air rises. Hurricanes are recognized on radar by their distinct pin wheel shape. When hurricanes begin to take shape they are called a tropical storm. The word “tropical” is used because most of these storms are formed by the very warm water of the tropics. Hurricanes need the ocean’s water temperature to be about 80 degrees to a depth of about 150 feet.