Compare And Contrast Hurricane Sandy And Hurricane Katrina

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What is the most devastating natural disaster known? Hurricanes are one of the most catastrophic and natural events to ever be experienced. They can be up to 600 miles across and have wind speed of 75 to 200 mph. Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina happened to be two of the most devastating hurricanes in history. Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the United States. At least 1,245 people died during the storm and from subsequent flooding, making it the deadliest hurricane since the Okeechobee hurricane in 1928. It was originated from the Bahamas on August 23 from the interactions of a tropical wave and Tropical Depression Ten. Early that following day, the new depression escalated into Tropical Storm Katrina and was heading to Florida on August 25. It went into Hallandale Beach and Aventura and after two hours built up into a hurricane. After, Tropical Storm Katrina made landfall on to Florida it then emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but weakened on August 29 to a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and the most destructive hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season and the second costliest hurricane in the United States. Sandy was created in the Western Caribbean Sea on October 22 from a tropical wave, quickly strengthened and was Tropical Storm Sandy six…show more content…
Both hurricanes were both very devastating that caused death, destruction, and impacted many lives. They were ranked highest of being the costliest storms in United States history and the deadliest hurricanes on record. Each hurricane started as a tropical storm leading them both to strengthen throughout the water, but right when they hit landfall both hurricanes decreased in a category 2 and 3

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