Because of the devastation of hurricane Katrina many of the United States oil refineries were damaged, causing a decrease in gas supply. The damage to the oil refineries cause them to be shut down. With many of the United States oil refineries shut down, the supply of crude oil was effect and that is what caused an increase in gas prices. Hurricane Katrina resulted in an immediate loss of nearly 1.5 million barrels a day of crude oil from the
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.
Galveston Hurricane A hurricane is an advanced tropical storm with winds of 74 miles per hour or more and can cause massive damage to people, wildlife, and structures. There have been many hurricanes in the past that have caused tremendous damage but one of the worst have been the Galveston hurricane. This storm destroyed homes, families, and more. The hurricanes destruction left a wide path of death in its wake. The casualties are what make this hurricane the 3rd most deadly hurricane in history.
There were several hundred domestic flights in Argentina and Chile and several dozen international flights from Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina cancelled. In addition, Lahars (volcanic ash mud flows) had cut communications in areas and made access difficult whilst ash falls up to 15cm deep had blocked rivers and contaminated water supplies. By
Criminally Negligent at the Dam On May 30, heavy rains started, the worst ever recorded in the area, six to ten inches in less than twenty-four hours. Rivers rose and downed telegraph lines, cutting off any fast connections of warning. On the last day in the May of 1889, the South Fork Dam burst, sending millions of gallons of water with the force of Niagara Falls and tons of debris, such as houses, barns, animals, and rocks and dirt, onto the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The wave, forty feet high and a half a mile wide, destroyed Johnstown in about ten minutes. Many of the people were crushed by debris or caught in barbed wire from the nearby Cambia Iron Works.
Earthquake in Haiti January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti. Earthquake caused a lot of damage in Port-Au-prince, Leogane, Jacmel, and many of the surrounding communities. The earthquake left many Haitians homeless and with ruined crops. After 15 days the earthquake hit, the government estimated that their was 230,000 deaths, and about one million displaced people within the area of port-au-prince. 598,000 people migrated from the affected areas to other locations in Haiti.
For example, between 50,000 and 100,000 people died during the drought in East Africa which affected the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. These countries have dry climates all year round and increased droughts due to climate change are making the survival of these people more and more difficult. However, not only LICS are affected by droughts, other areas, such as Australia, also suffer. Sydney has been experiencing the worst drought in 100 years, called the Big Dry, which has only recently ended. With global warming and climate change weather is becoming more extreme, with
Over 1,800 people died and more than $81 billion dollars in damage was done to the cities. Life in New Orleans would never be the same after that day. The people of the United States just watched as Mother Nature destroyed years of hard work and labor in a matter of minutes and days. “The storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points, leaving 80 percent of the city submerged, tens of thousands of victims clinging to rooftops, and hundreds of thousands scattered to shelters around the country”(Ted Jackson). “The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground Collective, Emergency Communities and many other charitable organizations provided housing, food, and water to victims of the storm.
It also destroyed a lot of property which is estimated to be about $6 billion. This is the biggest earthquake ever to occur and recorded along the fault lines of San Andreas from the previous massive earthquake back in April of 1906. Most of the property devastation that was caused by the earthquake happened in the Oakland and also in San Francisco areas that were about 100 kilometers northwards from the fault line where the section moved in the San Andreas region. A lot of houses collapsed while several reinforced –concrete viaducts were destroyed in four areas of Oakland and also San Francisco. The areas namely: Embarcadero Freeway, Nimitz Freeway, which is in Highway 10, Oakland and the Interstate 280.
The destruction suffered along the Gulf Coast indeed profound. “More than 1000 lives were lost; property and homes in pieces” (Voosun & Miller, 2006, p. 1). The debris left by Hurricane Katrina trailed jobs, businesses, and properties destroyed, leaving behind families, and lives that seemed shattered. “The destruction wrought by the Hurricane Katrina was multilayered and profound. The lives breached resulted in flooding up to 80% of the city with water rising 25 feet in some places” (Voosun & Miller, 2006, p. 1).