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hurricanes - Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and most expensive natural disasters around. They are more common in areas of humid yet moist weather so they are very foreign to certain places. But to the places were hurricanes are the norm, the people take them extremely seriously because they kill people and ruin countless amounts of property. Hurricanes can attack and harm people in so many ways they can kill people, leave them homeless, it leaves children orphaned and disable them. On the west coast of the United States and other places hurricanes aren’t taken as seriously as other more common disasters, such as, earthquakes and volcanoes yet the hurricane can be a lot more damaging that both of those....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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Hurricanes - Hurricanes Hurricanes summer is over and fall has arrived but many people to the south of us are observing another season hurricane season. According to the Montshire Museum of Science, hurricanes usually occur in the North Atlantic from June to November, with most of them in September. On average, between six to eight hurricanes form in the North Atlantic or North Pacific each year (Montshire), however, as many as 15 have occurred in the Atlantic in a single year. Hurricanes are powerful, whirling storms that measure several hundred miles in diameter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Hurricanes - Missing Works Cited INTRODUCTION The term “hurricane” is a name given to violent storms that originate over the tropical or subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or North Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds above them in order to maintain themselves active. Those storms other than the ones considered typhoons are known as tropical cyclones, which is the general name for all such storms including hurricanes and typhoons....   [tags: Natural Disasters Storms essays papers] 1414 words
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Hurricanes - Hurricanes A natural hazard is when extreme events which cause great loss of life and or property and create severe disruption to human lives, such as a hurricane. Editor Philip Whitefield brings up an important point in ‘ Our Mysterious Planet’ when he comments; ‘At a time when we know how to aim a space probe directly at Mars and trigger the gigantic forces of nuclear power, we are still at the mercy of hurricanes and volcanoes.’ It seems peculiar how we can be at such an advanced stage technologically yet we are unable to completely stop a natural hazard from causing loss of life and damage to existing constructed resources and infrastructures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1580 words
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When the Hurricane Came - The trip that take seventeen hours all because I had other things to do before I could leave town, the job played a big part in my delay. Setting up the hospital unit for incoming staff to stay, and helping discharging patients so they could be with they families are some of the things were needed to be done. The time I stay at work is very important for the patients, but it put a delay in my departure. Packing non licensed drivers was not a good ideal and most all not getting rest before I left....   [tags: hurricanes,] 1319 words
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Exploring Hurricanes - Exploring Hurricanes Introduction: A hurricane is a server tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Mexico or in the eastern Pacific Ocean. They have different names. They are called hurricane (in Atlantic ocean), typhoons (in Indian ocean) and cyclone (in pacific ocean). Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Hurricanes are the most devastating things on the planet....   [tags: Papers] 651 words
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The Formation of Hurricanes - The Formation of Hurricanes Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. (Near the Philippines and the China Sea, hurricanes are called typhoons.) As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere. The winds begin to circle counterclockwise north of the equator or clockwise south of the equator. The relatively peaceful center of the hurricane is called the eye....   [tags: Papers] 928 words
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Hurricanes A-level - Ø The Caribbean region and the South Eastern United States of America are regularly subjected to the impact of tropical hurricanes; (A) Briefly outline characteristics of such hurricanes. The hurricanes that occur over the Caribbean region and the United States of America usually eventuate between August and October. For these hurricanes to occur the surrounding ocean temperatures must be minimal, also there must be a prolonged spell of equable temperature, pressure and humidity in the lower troposphere in conjunction with anti-cyclonic conditions in the upper troposphere....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Hurricanes' Effects on Society - Hurricanes' Effects on Society Hurricanes are one of nature’s most natural occurrences and intense phenomenal storms. Yet, as phenomenal as they are, they are still one of the deadliest and disastrous natural occurrences that continue to plague costal residents with fears of their homes being destroyed, their towns wiped out, and loved ones either disappearing or dying. Roger A. Pielke Jr. and Roger A. Pielke Sr. in their book Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society, state that the hurricane is a member of a phenomena called cyclones, which refers to “any weather system that circulates in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in a clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere” (p.15)....   [tags: Nature Storms Weather Hurricane Essays Paper]
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Hurricanes and the Coriolis Effect - Hurricanes and the Coriolis Effect Hurricanes have been an active weather phenomenon throughout history. Thanks to our modern equipment, they are easy to track, yet still difficult to predict. Their destructive force causes millions of dollars in damage each time they hit land. We use male and female names to name them. They begin as many storm clouds over warm water and begin to form a tropical storm when enough of them gather. The rotating earth sets the storms in motion. The Coriolis Effect, which is the apparent deviation of an object, greatly influences the path of a hurricane, and must be taken into effect when trying to predict its path....   [tags: Papers] 1505 words
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Hurricanes the Tropical Cyclones - Hurricanes the Tropical Cyclones What is a hurricane. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that has a maximum sustained wind of at least 75 mph. The primary energy source for tropical cyclones is the latent heat released when water vapor condenses. Only extremely moist air can supply the energy necessary to spawn and maintain tropical storms, and only very warm air contains enough moisture. Tropical cyclones, therefore, form only over oceans with water temperatures of at least 80 deg F. After they have formed, such storms tend to intensify when passing over warmer water and weaken when passing over colder water....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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A Short Overview Of Hurricanes - Hurricanes are powerful atmospheric vortices that are intermediate in size. Hurricanes are unique and powerful weather systems. The word “hurricane” comes from a Caribbean word meaning “big wind”. Views of hurricanes can be seen from a satellite positioned thousands of miles above the earth. Hurricanes originate as tropical disturbances over warm oceans with trade winds. The tropical turbances intensify into tropical depressions, and eventually into a tropical storm. They only originate in the tropical trade winds because the ocean temperatures are quite warm there....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Management of Hurricanes in the USA - Management of Hurricanes in the USA What does FEMA stand for. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. What is its mission. " to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." When was it created. It was created in 1979 but it can trace its beginnings to 1803, when the first disaster legislation was passed, to provide assistance to a New Hamphire town following an extensive fire....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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El Nino, La Nina and Hurricanes - El Nino, La Nina and Hurricanes How does the change in climate affect the frequency and the path of those powerful hurricanes and tropical storms in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Global warming has a profound vast impact on the Earth. Besides landmasses, ocean is warmed unevenly. Additionally, unexpected changes in ocean current will aggregate the uneven distribution of water temperatures along the globe. Warmer or cooler than normal sea surface temperatures occur along the Tropical Pacific will provide good indications of the future climatic change....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change] 464 words
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The Impact Of Hurricanes On The Physical and Human Environment - The Impact Of Hurricanes On The Physical and Human Environment A tropical cyclone is a low-pressure system that forms in the tropics. Hurricane is the name given to fully developed tropical cyclones that are found in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the North Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line. When local residents of an area refer to a hurricane, they are speaking of the violent, stormy weather system that brings torrential rains and destructive, high velocity winds of over 74 miles per hour....   [tags: Papers] 993 words
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Tropical Storm? I Think Not. - Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disaster known to man. They are very powerful and violent storms, mainly associated with strong winds and heavy rains. A storm is classified as a hurricane when the speed of wind reaches seventy-four miles per hour. They usually start stirring up over warm seas, near the equator, and are accompanied by fierce winds, flash floods, mudslides and huge waves. The cause of this all has to do with two basic ingredients: warm air and water. Once these natural disasters strike, they not only affect physical parts of the world, but even the economy....   [tags: Tropical Storms, hurricanes, ] 695 words
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The effects of Sea-Surface Temperatures on North Atlantic Hurricanes - The effects of Sea-Surface Temperatures on North Atlantic Hurricanes Graphics missing Abstract: Is global warming causing an increase in the number or the intensity of hurricanes. This is a question that has been on many people’s minds the past several years. Many studies have been conducted to look at the potential effects of global warming on hurricanes. This review attempts to examine three studies that all compare past changes in sea-surface temperature with changes in hurricane numbers, intensity, and power....   [tags: Global Warming Environmental Essays Papers]
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Bush Giving Relief to those Victimized by the Hurricanes - It was perhaps the biggest breakthrough in a day of progress in the ravaged city. Also on Friday, President Bush visited Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, saying there was still a lot of work ahead for the federal government. And after returning to Washington, Bush signed a $10.5 billion disaster relief bill. The amount includes $10 billion in supplemental funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $500,000 for the Pentagon for its hurricane relief work. (Full story) Earlier in the day, Bush termed the money a "down payment" and said it was just the beginning....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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The Great Hurricane of 1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938, or known to many as the Long Island Express, was known as one of the most disastrous hurricanes to hit New England. It wasn’t the high winds, heavy rain, and high waves/storm surge that gave this hurricane its title in history. The Great Hurricane had a fourth deadly weapon; the element of surprise. It was the beginning of September, a time where many packed up their summer clothes, boarded up their houses, and left to return back to the real world leaving their summer homes behind....   [tags: Natural Disasters Hurricane Detection] 1578 words
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The Wrath of Mother Nature: Disaster Management of Hurricane Katrina - Mother Nature is a force that can bring both great and terrible things upon humanity. Humans live out their lives in tranquility; living in environments that have stable climates suitable to raise a family or pursue careers. The Earth is truly a great place to live however, occasionally Mother Nature will show her ugly side. This ugly side just happens to be the natural disasters that affect the many people that populate planet Earth. Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded....   [tags: FEMA, hurricane katrina]
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Hurricane - “Safety in Hurricanes” Hurricanes are one of the most damaging forces of nature. These tropical storms, with possible winds speeds of over eighty miles per hour, have the potential to destroy millions…including you. Which is why I write to you, the population of Southern Florida, in hopes of informing you about the dangers of hurricanes. Many precautions have been taken in the past. Though, some safety measures are unreliable. Having the attitude of “ Oh…what are the chances of a hurricane hitting me?” or “ What are the odds of that happening to me?” will not surpass as a justification for not taking the proper precautions....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Hurricane Floyd - A hurricane is easily the most powerful storm that mother-nature can throw at us. Every year people who live on the coasts fight hurricanes with no dismay. A hurricane is simply too strong. Their winds reach speeds of 75 mph. The winds around the eye wall can reach 130 to 150 mph. They are 200 to 300 miles in diameter. The number of casualties is endless, as well as the widespread destruction that takes millions of dollars to repair. Even if the hurricane doesn’t cause a lot of damage, the storm surge will....   [tags: essays research papers] 1256 words
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Defining a Hurricane - Defining a Hurricane A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds of 74 miles per hour or more. The winds can sometimes reach up to 155 miles per hour. Another characteristic of hurricanes is their massive size that measures from 200 to 300 miles in diameter. In the center of each storm there is what is called the eye of the storm (Image to Right). The eye of the storm is usaually between 20-30 miles and is the calmest part of the storm. Winds here may only be 74 miles per hour....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has been one the most devastating natural disasters to hit USA ever costing a total of 125 billion dollars, and leaving almost 1000 dead. We need to look at ways of preventing such a disaster. As this is the only problem, we can predict and perceive how dangerous a hurricane can be but preventing one is a different matter entirely. The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) reported on August 23 that Tropical Depression Twelve had formed over the south-eastern Bahamas this was soon to be named hurricane Katrina, it was upgraded to a hurricane on the 25th of august, it hit land the same day lousing its strength while travailing over Florida....   [tags: Natural Disasters Papers] 668 words
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Hurricane Katrina - Hurricanes are natural occurrences that cannot be prevented, only prepared for. The similarities between Hurricane Hugo and Katrina included their size and equally terrifying wrath. Both hurricanes were Category four, with winds that soared up to 160 miles per hour, and engendered intense flooding in the regions they hit. The adverse conditions of Hugo made it the most destructive hurricane to ever strike the United States north of Florida, and one of the costliest hurricanes with over seven billion dollars in damages....   [tags: Natural Disasters] 1268 words
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Hurricane Katrina: Two Disasters - Hurricane Katrina: Two Disasters From the Frontline Film, The Old Man and The Storm, the life of Herbert Gettridge was followed after he returned to the 9th Ward of New Orleans to rebuild his home after it was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. After Hurricane Katrina, 500,000 families were displaced, 200,000 homes were destroyed, and 600 congregations were demolished (The Old Man and The Storm). This was a natural disaster of monumental proportions. Ironically though, a mock scenario was created by Louisiana State University’s Center for the Study of Public Health: Impacts of Hurricanes and FEMA, called Hurricane Pam in July of 2004....   [tags: National Disaster]
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Hurricane Andrew - Hurricane Andrew Synoptic description of the disaster : On August 24th, 1992 in the state of Florida, complete destruction was the end result of Hurricane Andrew. A Hurricane that began in the Atlantic ocean at 20mph. That is almost twice the strength that normal hurricanes begin at. The peak strength of Hurricane Andrew was so strong that devices were not able to measure the winds. An approximation of the force of the winds was said to be up to 200mph. Andrew destroyed about 28,000 homes, damaged 100,000 homes and left 250,000 people homeless along with 30 billion dollars in damage and almost 30 deaths....   [tags: Papers] 608 words
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Hurricane Andrew: Storm of the Century - ... After the majority of the residents had left their homes, any small local business that remain open in the area would more than likely be shut down due to lack of business and inflated costs due to the high demand of the most basic necessities. Thankfully, many of the residents who had not fled the storm would often try to support any business that was still open and buy any materials that they might need from stores that stayed open to the public and worked to restore the kinsman ship that was in place before Hurricane Andrew....   [tags: Disaster Preparedness]
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Hurricane Andrew - Hurricanes are notoriously capricious. Andrew was a compact system. A little larger system, or one making landfall just a few nautical miles further to the north, would have been catastrophic for heavily populated, highly commercialized and no less vulnerable areas to the north. That area includes downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Fort Lauderdale. Andrew also left the highly vulnerable New Orleans region relatively unscathed. Andrew moved nearly due westward when over land and crossed the extreme southern portion of the Florida peninsula in about four hours....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Hurricane Iniki - Hurricane Iniki Kauia County, Hawaii consists of the islands of Kauia and Niihau. Kauia is a 555-square-mile island with a population of about 57,000 people. Lihue, the largest city on Kauia, is home to an estimated 12,000 people. Kauia is one of the wettest spots on Earth with an annual rainfall averaging 400 inches. It has seven microclimates including desert-like conditions on the west to tropical rain forests in the interior. Many species of endangered or threatened birds reside on the island....   [tags: Papers] 1982 words
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The 1900 Hurricane in Galveston, Texas: The Storm's Influence on Current Hurricane Forecasting Techniques - Hurricanes are known to be one of the most destructive natural forces on the planet Earth. On September 8, 1900, a massive hurricane came roaring out of the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall on the bustling island city of Galveston, Texas. This unprepared city and citizens were battered by gale-force winds and tremendous swells until it was completely destroyed by dawn of the next morning. This carnage preserved this storm’s place in American History and earned it the name The Great Storm of 1900....   [tags: weather, meteorology, american history]
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Does Global Warming Effect Hurricane Frequency and Intensity? - ... Researchers looked at the highest category storms from the time period and noted a clear trend, that the strongest of the cyclones were increasing in speed particularly over the North Atlantic Ocean. This was significant because the Atlantic ocean has historically been a relatively cool ocean, thus an upward trend in storm intensity shows a warming trend for the SST of the North Atlantic. The research however did not report any significant change in wind speeds in less powerful cyclones.(Larson,2008) Another study of interest was conducted by Kerry Emanuel a researcher at MIT....   [tags: Environment ]
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Clash with the Hurricane- Personal Narrative - Clash with the Hurricane- Personal Narrative I woke up early morning and turned on the TV. I could not see anything clearly because I did not have my glasses on. Only red flashing lights from the TV appeared in my eyes. I got up and went and put on my glasses. The red flashing lights that were coming from the TV now made sense to me. ‘BREAKING NEWS’ I used the remote controller and went and put up the volume. ‘Indestructible hurricane has blown over the Big Ben’ I could not believe what I was hearing....   [tags: Papers] 816 words
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Does Global Warming Effect Hurricane Frequency and Intensity? - ... (Larson, 2008) The Florida State & Wisconsin universities research team's data seems to point to a positive correlation between a rise in SST (Sea Surface Temperature) and an increase in storm intensity. However there was no supporting data to show any increase in the amount of storms formed during the hurricane seasons. Researchers looked at the highest category storms from the time period and noted a clear trend, that the strongest of the cyclones were increasing in speed particularly over the North Atlantic Ocean....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Consequences of Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina hit the southeren coast of the United States on August 28, 2005. The center of Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on the morning of August 29, 2005. The devastating effect of this hurricane resulted in more than 1,800 citizens losing their lives, as well as more than an estimated $81 billion dollars in damages occurred. By August 31, 2005, eighty-percent of the city became submerged under water because the storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points. If the levees are damaged massive water will flood Louisiana from the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi River, and other surrounding bodies of water....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, USA, ] 2447 words
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What Did Hurricane Katrina Teach Us? - Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes to hit the United States in decades. The economic losses were extraordinary; however, it was the human losses that stuck Americans at their core. The media brought into our homes graphic images of the destruction of New Orleans. Its mayor had ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city and yet 150,000 citizens are said to have stayed. Like most of the nation I asked myself, “Well why did they stay. If a mandatory evacuation is issued, it stands to reason that state officials considered the situation to be precarious.” It is only recently, when I’ve seen reports of New Orleans slow rebuilding, that I have really given thought to the undisclosed factors that lead to such devastation....   [tags: Disaster Response] 550 words
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Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change - ... It is also true that the modulations of seasonal to interannual variations of TC activities by these modes of variability complicate the separation of natural variabilities and climate change signal. Recent studies have identified some emerging trends in regional TC activities. Using observed TC track data, Webster et al. (2005) reported increasing trends in intense (Category 4+ in the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) TCs in all TC basins. North Atlantic TC activity over the past 30-years has particularly attracted strong interest in part due to the availability of more reliable observed TC track data (discussed later in the chapter) and the noted increasing trends both in frequency and intensity....   [tags: Climate Change, Hurricane Katrina] 2626 words
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The Effect of the Dream Hurricane on Island Man and Grace Nichols - The Effect of the Dream Hurricane on Island Man and Grace Nichols Spread out across the world there are many different talented people, some which happen to be poets, many which are form different cultures from us. In these cultures are many different types of people, fat, thin, white, tanned, or even the way they act or dress. However, sometimes people aren't happy with what culture they are so decide to move into a different one. This may be due to them being unhappy, like the sound of a different culture, fancy a change or even disagree with their culture....   [tags: Papers] 1585 words
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Data Collection And Analysis Paper - Almost every year a hurricane blast through Florida and takes its toll on the business, industry and affects the lives and dollars of the company and its workers. One can ask themselves, "How do we prevent this from happening again?" This is usually what businesses and persons affected by a hurricane ask each other. What about a hospital. How would a hospital prepare for a hurricane. To complicate things more, how would a hospital prepare for a hurricane if the hospital is to operate 24 hours a day....   [tags: Hurricane Natural Disaster Data Information] 1098 words
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The Hurricane - I have recently viewed the film ‘The Hurricane’, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Denzel Washington as Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the boxer jailed for crimes he did not commit. This emotional drama is a fantastic watch, with Rubin and his friends battling for his freedom after twenty years of unfair punishment. This film has been a hit all over the world and not only is it a great watch worth every penny but it sends out messages about believing in yourself and never giving up in what you believe....   [tags: Movie Review, Norman Jewison] 1197 words
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Compare how Nichols and Alvi explore the issue of identity in Hurricane - Compare how Nichols and Alvi explore the issue of identity in Hurricane Hits England and Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan In this essay I aim to compare the two poems Compare how Nichols and Alvi explore the issue of identity in “Hurricane Hits England” and “Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan” In this essay I aim to compare the two poems “Hurricane Hits England” by Grace Nichols and “Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan” by Moniza Alvi. I aim to analyse the language and structure shape of different meanings, also to see what acts as a trigger in the two poems and finally to compare the issues rose about culture....   [tags: English Literature] 1108 words
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The Hurricane - Lyrical Analysis Presentation On July 17, 1966, in Paterson, NJ, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was contending for the heavyweight boxing title, when, one night, he was pulled over and suspected of a murder. There was no evidence or witnesses to prove the Hurricane guilty, but the cops needed somebody to blame; so they fixed the trial, and Rubin received the short end of the stick. He was put away for life for a crime he didn’t commit. This is a true story. The song was written by Bob Dylan to bring Rubin’s situation to the public....   [tags: essays research papers] 940 words
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Cause of Destruction and Plans to Rebuild after Katrina - Cause of Destruction and Plans to Rebuild after Katrina In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, leaving its signature of destruction form Louisiana all the way to Florida. The hardest hit area and the greatest catastrophe was in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. For many years the people of New Orleans had feared that one day a hurricane would drown their city with its storm surge. Katrina brought that nightmare storm surge and flooded the city. Yet the New Orleans levees system and flood control was the major cause of flooding, due to the inadequate repair and maintenance failure, incompletion of the levee system, and engineering designs based on outdated scientific data....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Essays Papers]
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Hurricane Katrina - ... Despite the fact that public officials were informed of the danger days in advance, they failed to adequately prepare for the eminent danger. (3, 522) A study conducted by the National Science Foundation concluded that many of the areas breached by the storm resulted from poor management of the various agencies responsible for their maintenance. (3, 524) FAILED RESPONSE Disaster relief is commonly thought of as a form of social insurance against natural catastrophes. Government assistance is not necessarily the best or most reliable service provider....   [tags: Natural Disaster, FEMA] 2601 words
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The Story of a Hurricane - ... In recent years however, the city has become famous for its constant flooding. Overdevelopment has wiped the city clean of all of its natural and absorbent cedar trees, thus rain frequently collects in low lying areas. Paying attention to the weather, parking cars away from flood prone streets, and not driving through puddles, no matter how shallow they appear, are all part of the daily routine for residents and tourists alike. Because of the relative frequency of flooding in this town, the flood waters usually pose a mild inconvenience but have no long lasting, or devastating consequences....   [tags: Meteorology] 1339 words
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Hurricane Wilma - Damage Hurricane Wilma is the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. The atmospheric pressure was 882 millibars on Wednesday, Oct.19 making it a category 5. Wilma was the 21st storm of the 2005 hurricane season. On Tuesday, Oct.18 the hurricane was a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Wilma came just a week after Hurricane Stan, affecting some of the same countries. By Friday, Hurricane Wilma had caused at least 11 deaths in Haiti and Jamaica. Mudslides were becoming a real threat, prompting evacuations in Central America, The Caribbean, and as far as the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 329 words
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The Eye of the Hurricane - The Eye of the Hurricane Switzerland’s role as a neutral nation proved an anomaly, especially considering its geographic location in the center of mainland Europe. In the face of Nazi aggression, Switzerland deterred the threat of attack with its formidably trained military and its important economic status, since it maintained its trade with Germany. Switzerland’s struggle against fascism stemmed from its fundamental disagreement with the Nazi ideology. With a total land mass of 41,284 square kilometers, Switzerland is one of Europe’s smaller countries....   [tags: Switzerland Culture History Essays]
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The Cause of the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina - ... As they dug deeper into the cause of the levee’s failure, they began to discover flaws in the actual engineering of the levees. Three of the levees that had the most prominently negative effect on the city, and that allowed the most water to seep through, above, and below their walls, were the 17th Street canal, London Avenue Canal, and the Industrial canal. Between these three levees alone, the congressional inspection discovered more than fifty breeches in the structural design. Once the speculations of a faulty levee system were proven correct, the blame inevitably fell upon the designer’s shoulders; the federal company of the U.S....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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Government's Responce To Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating and costly tropical cyclones to ever impact the country, ravaged the southeastern United States on August 29, 2005. New Orleans, bearing the brunt of Katrina, was in a state of chaos. Government aid did not reach the city until several days after the storm made landfall. Many people argue that this delay in government aid forced the people of New Orleans to migrate out of the city. I agree and disagree with this statement. I believe that the government had no option after the hurricane struck other than to transfer the people elsewhere, however, I believe that government aid to the city should have arrived in a much more organized and prompt manner than it did....   [tags: Government] 559 words
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Carter's Transformation in the Film The Hurricane - In the film "The Hurricane" directed by Norman Jewison, an interesting character was Rubin Carter. Carter is an interesting character because of the changes he goes through throughout his life in prison until he is freed in 1988. Carter is aggressive and angry at first but has developed into a calmer and wiser man when he meets Lesra, a young African-American boy inspired by Carter's story. From the time of his meeting with Lesra to the end of the film, Carter begins to realize the importance of trust and eventually, this is what sets him free....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 597 words
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Hurricane Aftermath: A Strategic Approach - ... This calls for specialized treatment tools to cater for the patients. It also requires availability and accessibility of fast and reliable means of transport to rush any emergency case to a place where they can get specialized attention, for instance a helicopter. Building safety As an industrial hygiene measure, it is important to have any building checked and declared safe before anyone can enter. This includes any building that might require demolition which should be done with the presence of professionals....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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