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Hurricanes Of The Gulf Of Mexico

Author : Barry D. Keim
ISBN : 9780807136676
Genre : Nature
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"The storm has entered the Gulf." For those who live or travel near the Gulf of Mexico, this ominous announcement commands attention, especially given the frequency and force of hurricane strikes in recent years. Since 2004, the shores around the Gulf of Mexico have been in the crosshairs for an increasing number of hurricanes and tropical storms, including Charley and Wilma in southwestern Florida and Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike along the northern Gulf coast from Panama City to near Galveston. In this definitive guide, climatologists Barry D. Keim and Robert A. Muller examine.

Nella Larsen Novelist Of The Harlem Renaissance

Author : Thadious M. Davis
ISBN : 0807120707
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The exact circumstances of Larsen's (1891-1964) birth are uncertain; but it is known that she was a child of mixed race who was raised for a few years in Chicago as if she were white but then, while an adolescent, was sent off to the Fisk University Normal High School with the understanding that she would prepare to assume a position among the black middle class. She wrote two successful novels--Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929)--and gained literary prominence in New York; but after 1930 she dropped from the limelight and lived the rest of her life out of the public eye. Davis has undertaken to profile Larsen's enigmatic life and personality. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Florida S Hurricane History

Author : Jay Barnes
ISBN : 9781469600215
Genre : Nature
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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history. Early efforts by the French, Spanish, and English to claim the territory as their own were often thwarted by hurricanes. More recently, storms have affected such massive projects as Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad and efforts to manage water in South Florida. In this book, Jay Barnes offers a fascinating and informative look at Florida's hurricane history. Drawing on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs, he traces all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the great storms of the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005--Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma. In addition to providing a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred individual storms, Florida's Hurricane History includes information on the basics of hurricane dynamics, formation, naming, and forecasting. It explores the origins of the U.S. Weather Bureau and government efforts to study and track hurricanes in Florida, home of the National Hurricane Center. But the book does more than examine how hurricanes have shaped Florida's past; it also looks toward the future, discussing the serious threat that hurricanes continue to pose to both lives and property in the state. Filled with more than 200 photographs and maps, the book also features a foreword by Steve Lyons, tropical weather expert for the Weather Channel. It will serve as both an essential reference on hurricanes in Florida and a remarkable source of the stories--of tragedy and destruction, rescue and survival--that foster our fascination with these powerful storms.

What Was Hurricane Katrina

Author : Robin Koontz
ISBN : 9780448486628
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst. Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors' tales of triumph.

Hurricanes Of The North Atlantic

Author : James B. Elsner
ISBN : 0195125088
Genre : Science
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respect to both climate and society.

Hurricane Elena Gulf Coast August 29 September 2 1985

Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Natural Disasters
ISBN : NAP:12781
Genre : Nature
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Hurricane Elena, following an erratic and difficult-to-forecast course along an unusually large section of the Gulf Coast, posed special problems from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Sarasota, Florida, well before it came ashore on September 2, 1985. Considerable wind damage occurred in this area to structures that were ostensibly designed to resist such extreme wind conditions. Because similar design conditions and building control procedures exist along other U.S. hurricane-prone coasts, the conclusions drawn in this detailed book catalog the structural damage caused by the hurricane and emergency response actions, establish the wind conditions of the storm, review in-depth the building control process used in the area, and conduct necessary structural and wind tunnel tests relevant to a large number of communities along the coastal areas.

On Three Several Hurricanes Of The Atlantic And Their Relations To The Northers Of Mexico And Central America

Author : William C. Redfield
Genre : Hurricanes
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Hurricane Camille Monster Storm Of The Gulf Coast

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ISBN : 1604736305
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On The Gales And Hurricanes Of The Western Atlantic

Author : William C. Redfield
ISBN : BL:A0017465926
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A Hurricane Specific Risk Assessment Of The United States Gulf Coast Counties

Author : Caitlin Stripling
ISBN : OCLC:982698174
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Utilization and understanding of risk assessments in disastrous hurricane events aids in the preparation of and recovery from the event; an especially helpful tool to the residents of Gulf of Mexico coastal counties.This hurricane specific analysis consists of variables that make counties along the gulf coast of the United States more vulnerable or resilient to damage from hurricanes and the hypothetical ability to recover in the aftermath. The analysis included social vulnerability based on the demographics of the county, physical data from ten different hurricanes, and the resilience opportunities available to the residents of these counties.Analyses of the specified variables resulted in a correlation between high initial vulnerabilities and high hurricane hazards with respect to higher risks. However, a stronger correlation occurred between the resiliency of the county and the overall risk associated with each hurricane. Counties with larger overall vulnerabilities only received high risks if the county was not equipped with the necessary resiliency factors. Hancock County, while having lower vulnerabilities than other counties and not always acquiring the largest hurricane parameters, was consistently the county with the highest risk in relevant hurricane cases due to its extremely low resiliency. This low resiliency was based on the county's population of over 2 million and its deficiency in emergency services available to the community.

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