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Unformatted text preview: 4-13 HurricanesTropical storm winds < 74 mph, hurricanes > 74mph Winds Andrew Cat 5 – Florida $30 billion in damages 145 mph winds Most deaths wind related Costal Flooding Storm Surge-winds Inc the sea level-90% of deaths from hurricanes 3 Factors a. speed of wind b. fetch –length of wind over the water c. presentence of the wind (time)-Duration 18 ft. for Cat 5 Katrina- storm surge of 45 ft. 8,000 died in Galveston, TX Cat 4 surge 12ft. however city was only 6ft. After Galveston, they raised the city, and built a sea wall 1970 cyclone, -200,000 dead, Bangladesh, people could not be warned Flooding Mountain areas are dangerous, landslides, mud Hurricane Mitch 1998- cat 5, hit Central America, death tolls- 9,000 High Waves 50 ft high eye 60ft 70 to 80ft Pacific 100ft Waves cause erosion and damage to buildings e.g. 1919 florida 500 died on boats 1944 coast of LI 400 dead on boats, Navy ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course EST 330 taught by Professor Paulsiegel during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09