These 10 Images prove that nothing is more powerful than Cyclones
Hurricane Andrew is one devastation which is still feared today. In 1992, the fast-moving, tightly-wound hurricane shamelessly tore through entire South Florida in the middle of the night, tossing around boats and mobile homes, flattening entire neighborhoods, and leaving millions of people without power and above all hope. The hurricane broke all response systems in Washington at that time further making evacuations and aid only a dream for the victims of the deadly storm. As reported the hurricane caused around $25 billion of damage. One of the greatest impacts of the hurricane included political shades.
In the late October of 1998, Hurricane Mitch struck Central America further killing more than 20,000 people. It was the strongest and deadliest hurricane to hit the Western Hemisphere in 200 years. The tropical depression rose on October 22 and then intensified into a Category 5 storm by October 26. Florida and Honduras were amongst the worst hits. The total damage was assumed to be around $5 billion.
The morning of August 9, 2005, saw the devastation caused by Category 3 storm Katrina. Katrina brought sustained winds of around 100-140 miles per hour and then stretched around 400 miles further destroying everything in its way. The aftermath of the hurricane was catastrophic as it caused massive flooding in the areas of its influence. People living in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, unfortunately, became homeless. According to expert estimation, the damage caused by Katrina was close to around $100 billion.
The government was unaware of Katrina’s intensity which led to more damage and loss of life. The evacuation process took longer than usual and people were left desperate for help in the disaster zone. More than 2,000 people died and several poor people left vulnerable and without resources to survive.
According to NBC news, Hurricane Harvey wiped out around 33,000 jobs last month. Both Harvey and Irma damaged crucial economies in Texas and Florida. Harvey, a category 4 storm had a wind speed of 130 mph or 215 kph. Coastal communities like Galveston and Corpus Christi and were amongst the most hard-hit by Harvey.
2017 was the worst hurricane season ever noted. Four major hurricanes of category 3 or greater have already churned through the Atlantic and this won’t stop till November 30. Irma made a massive landfall in Florida after hurricane Harvey left Texas devastated with torrential flooding. The estimated damage cost is around $200 Billion and counting.
Quick fact about Irma: Earlier it started off as a Category 2 storm but later fluctuated and developed into a Category 4 storm. After September 5 Irma matured into a Category 5 further alarming the country. This lead to a quick evacuation of Florida in the history executed within hours. But after cursing Florida for more than a week, the storm made a landfall over mainland Florida on September 10, 2017.