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Unformatted text preview: up to the height of the land and the height of the levi so it adds height. theyre a good thing but when they fail, it magnifies the disaster. Problem with gustav: they predicted it would be a cat 2- cat 4. .. it was actually cat 2. time it takes to evacuate a city and the accuracy of predictions = 2 major factors bubble around forecasts= entire range of possibilities for storm to predict storm surge- a wall with water, its the sea which is being pushed up by the hurricane onto land. rises 7m. Storm surge- 90% of all depts of all hurricane happen with a storm surge Type of natural phenomenon’s: (don't memorize) Earthquakes: local to regional Floods: local to regional Hurricanes: regional Tsunamis: regional to global Meteorite impacts: regional to global Largest earthquake ever recorded: chile 1960 earthquake (m9.5) Disaster: a hazardous event affecting a community in an adverse way such that essential social structures and functions are disrupted...
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- Fall '09
- Storm surge, Tropical cyclone, Levi, storm surge Type