Comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina Hurricanes are formed over tropical waters. These intense storms consist of winds over 74 miles per hour (Ahrens & Sampson, 2011). The storms addressed here are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. This paper will explore the contrasts and comparisons between these two horrific storms. Year of Occurrence Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina occurred in the year 2005; it made landfall on the morning of August 29th. However, the origins of
According to the “ The handy weather answer book” by Kevin Hile a hurricane is defined as a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123). Hurricanes produce fierce winds. Nonetheless, it is the water that creates the most harm. “They
Aribilola Omolayo 24 March 2014 Carleen Bague Professor Aribilola Omolayo Geography 115 24 March 2014 Comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina Introduction Natural disasters are unfortunate occurrences that happen in our world during unexpected times. Some examples of natural disasters include: drought, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. These events can lead to very catastrophic consequences and devastating loss of homes, jobs or worse
contingency plans should be performed. Lastly, a comparison of such plans from other industries should be done, in order to comprehend the differences in both purpose and criteria. In regards to contingency planning, there are two key definitions. A contingency plan itself is “A plan used by an organization or business unit to respond to a specific systems failu... ... middle of paper ... ...w.healthcare-informatics.com/article/hospitals-prepared-hurricane-sandy-bolstering-infrastructure>. Pham, Thu.
dispute for them: the island's gone”, writes the Toronto Star (Nirmala). Rising sea levels are just one symptom of Climate Change. Climate Change can also be held responsible for the decline in coral reefs and the increase of super storms, such as Sandy, Katrina, and Haiyan. Climate Change is occurring in our lifetime and with increasing severity. The consequences will be devastating if no action is taken to mitigate its’ effects. The words “weather” and “climate” are not interchangeable. Weather is defined