CE 475 HW 3 final.docx - CE 475 Homework#3 Hurricanes Sydney Ezelle CE 475 Hydrology Jonghun Kam Living in Florida hurricanes have become a common

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CE 475 Homework #3: HurricanesSydney EzelleOctober 19, 2018CE 475 HydrologyJonghun Kam
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Living in Florida, hurricanes have become a common occurrence that you have to deal with. Florida has withstood more direct hurricane strikes than any other state, and it is often grazed by storms before they make their way to another state. According to a report by The Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 40% of all hurricanes hit Florida. There have been 97 major hurricanes since 1851, 88% of which have hit either Florida or Texas. [ASA] The peninsula makes the Sunshine State prone to hurricanes from the east and west. In 2004 and 2005, Florida experienced two hyperactive hurricane seasons, which together produced more than 40 named storms and 13 major hurricanes. In 2004, Hurricane Charlie hit Florida as a Category 4, absolutely demolishing the west coast of the state. The 2005 season produced28 named storms, the most since 1851 and eight more than the second busiest season of 1933. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew rampaged through South Florida, causing 65 deaths and more than $26 billion in damage. [ASA] Hurricane Andrew was the costliest natural disaster in the United States until Katrina in 2005. The strongest hurricane to hit Florida in the last decade was Hurricane Michael, which was the strongest hurricane to strike the contiguous United States since Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, hurricanes Charley, Ivan,
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