Saturday, May 09, 2015.
The Caribbean islands suffered extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane landed on these islands before it reached New York. The following is a description of the damage caused by the hurricane:
69 people died on the islands (Williams 2012).At the end of New York, 200 people died in New York
This storm damaged the communications system. She completely shut down the Superstandard New York 2:30. A large part of the cable company infrastructure was lost
The storm has killed more than 100 people in New York
The storm threw water into the sea, causing an explosion of substations and destroyed the electric grid (Super-storm New York 11:50)
The fire was spread out by the power lines that were in Queens. It destroyed 111 homes at the Breezy Point (Super-storm New York, 19:35)
The hurricane destroyed the subway system in New York, so the substation at the South Ferry. The storm has left it unsuitable for use (Tolleefson 2013)
The Storm destroyed the landmarks, some of which were removed from the ground and then thrown into the interior of the country. The Storm left some houses that cannot force the owners to tear them down
The storm had washed away the traces of the land railway, which demanded their complete replacement
The hurricane was destroyed by the road network, and the bridges that were the most affected were damaged. The flood was flooding the wreckage along the roads
2. Hurricane Sandy is growing in a superstorm
Several factors created the conditions that contributed to the formation of the “perfect storm”, which was intensified by Hurricane Sandy (Masters 2012). This hurricane was formed from a huge wave from the African tropics. The wave interacted with the pressure of the low regions found in Central and Eastern Europe. In general, hurricanes created by the huge tropical disturbance are becoming increasingly large, and this is about Hurricane Sandy. This hurricane is in the Caribbean, which is a relatively damp region. The hurricane may increase when it is within an area where the atmospheric pressure is high
The storm center runs through Cuba. Although this central point did not have the energy of the warm ocean since it overtook the earth, it had its surroundings, circulating over the warm ocean that kept the ocean
When he moved to the North Pole, the storm had gained momentum because of the rotation of the Earth. This hurricane contributed to the extra spin, the larger its size. In an ideal case, Hurricane Sandy would have to go to the Atlantic Ocean. However, in the high pressure zone over Greenland, the hurricane did not turn into this ocean. He was forced to retreat twice and to the mainland of the United States
When he approached the land of New Jersey, he was in contact with a low-pressure system with a supertropical region. The cold air was tempered by this tropical storm. It turned it into a system with supertropical low pressure. In most cases, the coverage of non-tropical storms is wider than hurricanes. This may be related to the fact that their strength is drawn from a frontal border, which can be a few miles long. Hurricane Sandy thus created a landfill with the strongest winds that spread to the wider area, with the result that people in Indiana and Nova Scotia felt their effects
Hurricane Sandy has grown up in a “super-storm” because several factors have been combined in its formation. The hurricane was an event that took place every 500 years. However, with changes in global weather conditions that cause global warming, events like Hurricane Sandy can become common
The surge of storms is the increase in the water that has been predicted by the astronomical tide (introduction into the storm surge.). The wind of the storm causes this jump when the water is moving towards the coastline
The splash of super-storms Sandy was very large for two main reasons. First, he was on a full moon when he arrived in New York (New York New York 37:25). The gravitational pull of the earth and the moon is very strong at this time. The dislocation of seawater has a tendency to move to the Moon. This increases the tides to two feet
Second, the hurricane was already a tropical storm that was stronger than a hurricane. These winds were created by a storm. Their combination of high tides caused a large splash of sandstorm
3. Impact on the small Manhattan
Sandy caused serious damage in Lower Manhattan due to where he is. On the ground on which the Lower Manhattan was built, it was built after the reclamation process. For many centuries, the city’s borders have been extended to the inhabitants by extinguishing various materials into the sea. This created the land in which buildings were built (Super-storm New York 28.00). With increased pressure on the land, the wetlands of the city became the main real estate that was affected by the people. The water was blown up after Hurricane Sandy was at the start of the water. This applies to low-lying areas. There was no wetland that would serve as a buffer of storms. As a result of the hurricane, human settlements were immediately destroyed, causing considerable damage
Significant damage was also caused to coastal cities. This is due to coastal events near the tide line
5. Prevention measures
A number of measures could be taken in the future as a way to reduce the likelihood of such a storm. These include:
Construct large walls along the shore or shoreline to provide protection against the rocky voltage
Restoration of wetlands that serve as a buffer of the storm
Movement of people to higher territory
Force and change the code of the new building to make it easier to build structures that are resistant to hurricanes
Some of these measures can be easily implemented. For example, new buildings that do not meet new codes should not be approved. People should be encouraged to move to higher territory. Barriers may be inefficient and expensive to build. Restoration of wetlands may not work as some of them are irreversiable
New normal “normal”. In the past century, global temperatures have been steadily rising moderately. This affects global weather patterns in a variety of ways. At sea level, there is a steady increase in the level that reaches a high level that has not previously been observed. According to the prediction of climate models, such events can start once every 500 years and, ultimately, once every 200 years. As such, in the new normal extreme weather conditions could become a common place
Masters, J. (2012). The huge size of Hurricane Sandy: abnormal or climate change? (ALL)
Intro to the Storm Wave (n.d).
National Geographic Superstorm New York What Really Happened.
Williams, M. (30 October 2012). Damage assessment for the Sandy Sandy: is surrounded.
Tollefson, J. (13 February 2013). Natural Hazard: New York Against the Sea.
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