How Hurricane Katrina effect gas prices Outrageous gasoline prices is something that all American face at the pump in today economy. Many American wonder what is the cause of the high rates at the pump. There are many factors involved in the answer to the question on what causes gasoline prices to increase suddenly. In 2005, Labor Day Weekend gas prices rose dramatically after hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States. The devastation of hurricane Katrina damaged many of the United States oil refineries, causing a decrease in crude oil supply, which caused a decrease in gasoline supply.
Hurricane Katrina reached New Orleans on August 29, 2005 , as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Katrina impacted the lives of people who mainly reside in New Orleans, Louisiana, although surrounding areas were affected as well. New Orleans suffered great damage as a result of this storm. Damaged or lost property is still under renovation and it is believed to take many more years, until the city is completely restored. Hurricane Katrina consisted of much high wind strength and power which led to levies to fail, and developed flooding in the area.
Chapter 26: Hurricane Camille Hurricane Camille was a disastrous storm with catastrophic damage including the destruction of many towns and lives even after making landfall and weakening. As most tropical systems, Camille began as a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa. Camille began to strengthen as it moved across the Atlantic reaching hurricane strength as is approached Cuba. Once Camille entered the Gulf of Mexico, Air Force reconnaissance measured wind speeds of up to 200 mph and a central pressure around 901 mb. Evacuation was strongly recommended for areas along the Gulf from Louisiana to Florida, though some residents refused to evacuate the area.
The fires that were a direct result from the main shock and the aftershocks were just as damaging because of the uncontrollable burning from ruptured gas lines. Over 30 fires destroyed more than 25,000 homes on 490 city blocks. Water mains were broken due to the quake which gave the fire department few resources to work with. The Navy contributed to putting out fires by running water lines and providing water to the city’s fire department for their steam engines. International assistance was extremely beneficial because a lot of money was raised and donated to the city for reconstruction.
In some areas the water was 6 metres deep, and by the 31st of August, 80 percent of New Orleans was underwater. Numerous events and conflicts would transpire over the next few days as the state of Louisiana, and more specifically New Orleans was in a state of chaos. 81 billion dollars worth of property was destroyed, and 1,464 lives were lost as a direct result of the storm in what was the most devastating and catastrophic natural disaster the United States of America ever experienced in their history. This traumatic event spawned a backlash of hatred and animosity towards the American Government for not acting fast enough, and questions started being asked, questions that needed answers. Why did the Government not provide assistance for a mandatory evacuation?
Boscastle Flood Using the information you have been given summarise the MAIN causes and effects of the Boscastle Flood On the 16 August 2004 Boscastle suffered extensive damage after flash floods caused by an exceptional amount of rainfall that fell over 8 hours in the afternoon. The floods were recorded as the ‘worst’ in local history. Boscastle is a small village in Cornwall, South West England. The village is home to 800 residents. These were flash floods that caused the village to be shocked and un-prepared.
In the body of this essay will cover and summarize a current event that involved environmental psychology and to analyze the influence of the current event in environmental psychology. In late presence of 2005, one of the worst disaster’s in nation’s histories crumbled the nation. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans coastline. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a force of nature. The destruction suffered along the Gulf Coast indeed profound.
Of these, 74 were in Haiti, which was already trying to recover from the impact of three storms earlier that year:Fay, Gustav, and Hanna. In the United States, 112 people were killed, and 23 are still missing. Due to its immense size, Ike caused devastation from the Louisiana coastline all the way to the Kenedy County, Texas region near Corpus Christi, Texas.  In addition, Ike caused flooding and significant damage along the Mississippi coastline and the Florida PanhandleHYPERLINK \l "cite_note-6" Damages from Ike in U.S. coastal and inland areas are estimated at $29.6 billion (2008 USD), with additional damage of $7.3 billion in Cuba (the costliest storm ever in that country), $200 million in the Bahamas, and $500 million in the Turks and Caicos, amounting to a total of at least $37.6 billion in damage. Ike was the second costliest Atlantic hurricane of all time, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina of 2005 (not adjusted for inflation; if adjusted, Ike would be the third costliest storm).
Natural disasters are devastating occurances that not only have the ability to rip apart buildings and homes, but also the lives of the citizens who happen to be in their destructive paths. Hurricanes, specifically, are the most tragic natural disasters of them all. With wind speeds between seventy-five to two-hundred miles per hour, and torrential downpour, hurricanes hold the unfortunate title of "worst case scenario". In 2005, the second worst hurricane in recorded United States history called Hurricane Katrina, struck the south eastern portion of the U.S. Most of it's damage was centered in New Orleans, but it also caused significant catastrophe to those who were living in southern Florida and Mississippi.
They are born from tropic waters that affect quite a few across the world but in the Gulf of Mexico they tend to wreak particular havoc. These storms have potential for mass devastation through storm surges that flood the coastline often taking lives and possible contamination of water supplies, heavy rain which contributes to flooding situations and high winds coupling with tornadoes that destroy property, Storm surges are among one of the worst factors of a hurricane. Often, at the time, people do not even realize the impacts a storm surge can have and do not head authorities warnings to evacuate the coastline, which can result in a high death toll. As Jay Barnes notes in his research: As a hurricane churns across the open sea, the combined effects of the storm’s lowered barometric pressure and strong, inward-spiraling winds create a deep, swirling column of water beneath the ocean’s surface. This effect causes the sea level to rise in the vicinity of the storm, creating a dome of water that may be a few feet high in the center and a hundred miles wide.