Why was the Haitian earthquake so deadly? On January 12th 2010 at 16:53 local time (21:53 GMT) an earthquake hit the Caribbean island of Haiti. It was a colossal 7.0 on the Richter scale and lasted around 35 seconds, but inflicted a cataclysm which would take years to correct. It struck south of the capital Port-au-Prince destroying the presidential palace, UN HQ, as well as houses, schools and public buildings. The epicentre was a town named Leogane; about 19km (12 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, thousands were left homeless and up to 80-90% of buildings in Leogane were destroyed.
Reagan Revolution Through President Obama Gary Clark Strayer University March 17, 2012 HIS 105 Professor Reeves Identify at least two major historical turning points in the period under discussion. Two major historical turning points in the period under discussion would be Hurricane Katrina and the election of President Obama. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall.
Katrina also killed at least 1,833 people in the time that it took to cross most of eastern North America. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004 caused $16.3 billion in damages and killed about 35 people. Hurricane Ike formed September 1, 2008 and ended on September 14, 2008. Hurricane Ike caused up to $37.6 billion in damage and killed 195 people in just 13 days. The difference between a hurricane, typhoon, and a cyclone is the
Attention Getter: An American writer named Morgan Robertson once wrote a book called The Wreck of the Titan. The book was about an “unsinkable” ship called the Titan that set sail from England to New York with many rich and famous passengers on board. On its journey, the Titan hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. Many lives were lost because there were not enough lifeboats. So, what is so strange about this?
It was the sixth strongest to ever hit the USA, and the most costly. Creating estimated damage value of $81 billion. It started on the southern coast of Florida, leaving over 100,000 people without power. Then continued towards Louisiana, and then making landfall to Grand Isle south of New Orleans on the 29th of August. Whilst about 90km south of New Orleans the wind speed of the Hurricane was around 200k/m, and passed straight through New Orleans creating devastating damage.
Katrina revitalizes herself and re be Hurricane Katrina The drainage pumps were established in 1915 , 4 were installed to help drainage systems in the city, allowing residents to settle in areas that would usually be flooded The Hurricane season of 2005 broke all types of records, the most storms, and the highest cost. There was 26 names storms that included 13 hurricanes,(The human side of disaster) Some call it the “ The Worst Man made Disaster”. The fact that New Orleans has been sinking 3 ft every 100 years and is 8 feet below sea level and is bordered by the Mississippi River at one end and Lake Pontchartrain on the other, had caused concern.The system of levees and canals that were put in place to protect New Orleans have been weaken in condition for years. Several Analysis have been warning the city of their condition and waiting on action. Over the years the marshlands that served New Orleans against storm surge have been destroyed by off shore drilling.
The most deadly hurricane was on September 8th, 1900 in Galveston, Texas. Hurricane Katrina was the worst storm in the past decade to hit the U>S>, and caused lots of damage and got the people mad at the government. On August 23rd 2005 the hurricane started off as a tropical depression, but the next day it became a tropical storm. Its wind speed increased from 75mph, to 80mph, to 90mph, to 125mph in a few days’ time period. According to an article from NCDC “…Katrina reached maximum wind speeds on the morning of Sunday August 28th of over 170mph…”Since hurricanes form in warm waters some scientists have another reason for Hurricane Katrina’s power.
In 2008-2009 the island was ravaged by hurricanes causing massive destruction to the natural resources and causing strain on the already untrusted government. In 2010 a massive earthquake hit the Haiti killing thousands. The elections that followed did not have a large turn out and the election went to Michel Martelly. According to Time World (2012) Dominican Senator Félix Bautista, who owns or controls construction companies that in the past year have received Haitian government contracts worth more than $200 million and paid Martelly a total of almost $2.6 million during Martelly's presidential campaign and after his landslide victory in Haiti's 2011
To what extent was Hitler crucial to the rise of the Nazi Party from 1923-1933? The Wall Street Crash that occurred in October 1929 would prove to be the largest stock market crash to ever occur up until this present day and would lead to the Great Depression that lasted 10 years effecting many countries but hitting Germany hardest due to their already unfavorable economic situation. With many of the worlds Western industrialized nations thrown into poverty including Germany, nations such as Germany and Italy turned to extremists such as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler’s along with his Nazi Party who offered a differing opinion to the parties in power and a new way forward for the future. Adolf Hitler addressed all the problems that the people of Germany believed were not being addressed by the democracy of the Weimar Republic. Hitler’s firm stance against communism, his belief that a party should not represent a single class, his nationalistic appeal along with his aims for future Germany all added to the rise of the Nazi Party and consequently Hitler played a pivotal role in this uprising being the figure head for Germany’s apparent bright future.
Till this day parts of the city are still in ruins. Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earned the title of being the costliest hurricane ever in United States history. Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups.