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Unformatted text preview: storm surge; 20 foot tides Why so many deaths when comparing storms to today? Tropical and Equatorial Weather Systems Impacts of Tropical Cyclones Destruction from hurricanes: High winds Wave action Storm surge High rains and freshwater flooding Storm surge: rapid rise of coastal water level accompanying the onshore arrival of a tropical cyclone Tropical and Equatorial Weather Systems Impacts of Tropical Cyclones Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Struck Louisiana and Mississippi gulf coasts New Orleans vulnerable to flooding Storm surge overtopped and breached levees and floodwalls 80% of New Orleans covered with water up to 6 m (20 feet) deep Thunderstorms Greatest number of thunderstorms occur in moist tropical realms, especially Africa. Florida Highest frequency in the U.S....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.
- Spring '10