Offshore, six lives were lost when the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat, sank. Total damage in the Halloween Storm, as it came to be known because of its date, was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.” The first part of the book focuses on the people and their relationships around the docks and their hometown. It gave an in-depth glimpse into the life and psychological behaviors of fishermen. Given the total length of the book my first reaction to this focus on people was that it was too much. My second reaction was "just right."
In just a matter of minutes, the horrific twister claimed thousands of lives. The towns were completely destroyed and 80,000 were left homeless. This is a very poor country so the aftermath of this tornado was horrific. At the time of the tornado Bangladesh was already going through a 6-month drought, which intensified the atmospheric conditions allowing a deadly massive tornado to form. This tornado
It moved northeast towards the towns of Annapolis and Leadanna before hitting two school houses. Before the tornado even reached Illinois it had claimed 11 lives (National Weather Service, 2011). The tornado then crossed into Gorham, a city that was entirely demolished, and continued along its path clocking the fastest speed at 73 mph. Murphysboro was one of, if not the most, devastated cities during the path. The Tornado killed 234 people, which is the record for a single community (National Weather Service, 2011).
Seventy-one people died in Indiana. When it was all said and done the “Tri-State Tornado” had killed 695 people and injured over 2,000, which is why it is known as the deadliest tornado ever. A series of tornadoes struck the central United States and spread damage all the way up to Ontario in 1974.
In the days prior to the hurricane, the National Weather Service anticipated record surges and flooding in the New York and New Jersey locale, with crest levels of 11 to 13 feet (3 to 4 m) at the Battery. A couple of days out, the National Weather Service precisely gauge the 2-3 feet (simply under a meter) of snow heaping up in Appalachia in West Virginia.  Storm Sandy was the deadliest and most ruinous hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and also the second-costliest tropical storm in United States history. In the U.S., Sandy slaughtered 117 individuals from Oct. 28 through Nov. 30, 2012. Altogether, 286 individuals all around are said to have died from the storm.
Thousands of people went weeks without basic essentials. The death toll was reported at 1800 people and the damages totaled $125 billion (DOC, 2005). Although the impact on every city hit was awful, the most gruesome destruction was on New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina brought massive rainfall and violent winds with it as traveled through the Gulf and approached land. These forces worked together to destroy everything in its path, including the levees in New Orleans.
Whole areas of cities were wiped out not unlike Camille’s damage. On the day of September 1947, Hurricane Camille blew out all the electricity in some areas. Upon the arrival of Camille on the Mississippi Coastline, United states highway 90 flooded as it storm surge overtopped seawalls leaving the barge along the highway in Gulfpoint. Camille produced a 24 foot (7.3m) storm surge .The worst areas that were hit Clemont Harbor, lakeshore, Waveland, bay St Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, and the Beachfront of Gulfport, Mississippi city, and Bioloxi. The hurricane flattened almost all Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
• 1991- The cyclone which struck Chittagong in 1991 is rated as one of the deadliest cyclones ever seen. The death toll was an estimated 138,000 while nearly 10 million people were homeless. • 1992- Hurricane Andrew in 1992 proved to be one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the United States. The storm caused roughly $27 billion in damages to Southern Florida and $250 million in the Bahamas. • 2000- The 2000 Mozambique flood was a natural disaster that occurred in February and March 2000.
Do you know what happened to The Titanic of the Great Lakes? The Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, a wreck that took the lives of all 29 crew members. The iron ore pellets that she (all ships are girls) was carrying were porous, so they absorbed water. The National Weather Service said conditions were good when the Fitz set out on her journey across Superior, but soon a HUGE storm blew up around her. The Fitzgerald was at maximum capacity when 10 foot waves started washing over the deck, and the pellets began to absorb the water.
Hurricane Ivan hit the North Atlantic Ocean in 2004. It killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes, and had a negative impact on the government at all levels. The Storm washed out 5 major regions including: The Caribbean, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Grenada, and much of the Eastern United States. From an economic standpoint, Hurricane Ivan is one of the costliest Hurricanes on the record ranking 4th behind Hurricane Katrina, Andrew and Ike. Ivan’s winds registered at more than 125 miles per hour, that spread 230 miles wide that measured the size of Texas.