Presentation on theme: "Global Alliance For Disaster Reduction"— Presentation transcript:
1 Global Alliance For Disaster Reduction PAST ATLANTIC BASIN HURRICANES THAT WERE “BAD” ENOUGH TO HAVE THEIR NAMES RETIRED1988 – 2008More Supercourse lectures on Harricanes -Dr. Walter Hays,Global Alliance For Disaster Reduction
2 “BAD” HURRICANES:Hugo Sept 1988Andrew Aug 1992Opal Oct 1995Floyd Sept 1999
3 “BAD” HURRICANES: 1988-2008 (Continued) Mitch Nov 1998Charley Aug 2004Ivan Sept 2004Katrina Aug 2005
5 WIND PENETRATING BUILDING ENVELOPE CAUSES OF DAMAGEWIND PENETRATING BUILDING ENVELOPEUPLIFT OF ROOF SYSTEMFLYING DEBRISSEVERE WINDSTORMSSTORM SURGEIRREGULARITIES IN ELEVATION AND PLAN“DISASTER LABORATORIES”SITING PROBLEMSFLOODING AND LANDSLIDES
8 HURRICANE ANDREW: FLORIDA CITY, FL; AUG 25, 1992
9 ANDREW: One of the most intense and the last of the three Category 5 hurricanes to make US landfall in the 20th century, Andrew had sustained winds of 165 mi/hr and caused catastrophic damage in Florida. .
14 MITCH: The slow-moving CAT 5 hurricane dropped historic amounts of rainfall in Honduras and Nicaragua. Nearly 11, 000 people were killed, mainly as a result of the flooding, and hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes.
17 IVAN: A Category 5 storm the size of Texas at its peak, Ivan caused IVAN: A Category 5 storm the size of Texas at its peak, Ivan caused . catastrophic damage in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the western tip of Cuba, along with an estimated $13 billion in damage in the USA, moving over 3 feet of sand in some places in Florida and pushing it into homes during the storm surge.
18 HURRICANE KATRINA: NEW ORLEANS; CAT 5, AUG 30, 2005
19 KATRINA: Nearly every levee in the Federal Protection System of New Orleans’ was breached, eventually causing 80 percent of the city to be flooded, and 1,836 people to lose their lives. .
21 RITA: In addition to a record evacuation of over 1 million people that took evacuees to places like the First Baptist Church in Tyler, TX, Rita’s winds, waves, and storm surge caused damage to the oil industry and flooding in New Orleans again.
22 HURRICANE WILMA: NAPLES, FL; CAT 5, OCT 24, 2005
23 WILMA: A CAT 5 storm, Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, but it was a Category 3 when it made landfall in several places, causing devastation in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba, and Florida.
24 HURRICANE GUSTAV: 3 MILLION EVACUATING LA, SEPT 1, 2008
25 GUSTAV: Gustav prompted the largest evacuation in USA history-- 3 million people-- who fled the oncoming hurricane, after it had made landfall in Haiti and Cuba, crossed the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall again in Cocodrie, La., on Sept. 1, 2008.