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Unformatted text preview: Two Weeks; Hurricane for Four Days III. Severe Financial Deficit A. Costliest Hurricane in U.S. History in It's Time B. Between $4 billion and $10.5 billion Dollars in Damage 1. $5+ Billion in South Carolina 2. $700 Million in the Virgin Islands 3. $500 Million in Puerto Rico C. $580 Million Dispatched from U.S. to Help Virgin Islands IV. Casualties A. Up to 60 Deaths 1. 20+ in Mainland U.S. 2. 20+ in Carribean B. Hundreds of Others Injured V. Environmental & Social Catastrophe A. Too Much Water 1. 5 to 7-inch Torrential Downpours 2. Up to 20 Foot Storm Surges B. Cities and Islands Almost Wiped Out 1. 80% of Charleston's Buildings Were Damaged 2. 90% of Montserrat's Homes Were Destroyed C. U.S. Controlled Islands Mauled By Storm 1. Saint Thomas 2. Saint Croix Conclusion: This once perceived innocent "tropical wave" which turned out to become a monster of a storm will be embedded into our minds for a long period of time to come....
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2010 for the course ACC 1001 taught by Professor Limpski during the Spring '10 term at Florida Memorial.
- Spring '10