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Katrina Came with a whole lot of wind and rain Katrina Came with a whole lot of wind and rain And as soon as she got to lousianna New Orleans was a shame Katrina Is something god has done Katrina Is something god has done Shes not to blame for all the water Shes not to blame for all the water (Talk to the president) - James Blood Ulmer

Cyclone Tracy 1974 / Tracy killed 71 people, caused A$837 million in damage (1974 dollars), or approximately A$4.45 billion (2014 dollars). It destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses. Tracy left more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city homeless prior to landfall and required the evacuation of over 30,000 people. Most of Darwin's population was evacuated to Adelaide, Whyalla, Alice Springs and Sydney.

Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to massive flooding, and many people charged that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the people affected by the storm. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts…

Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona

Morenci Looking more like an alien landscape than an Earthly landscape, the Morenci open-pit copper mine in southeast Arizona is North America’s leading producer of copper.

Hurricane Preparedness Lesson Plan

Finally in the news this week I wrap up with a short story about a new emergency operations center for the folks in one Texas county that is quite facility! Harris County, Texas recently unveiled [...]

Rethinking Mass Evacuation of Gulf Coast

hurricane katrina victims pictures | Rethinking Mass Evacuation of Gulf Coast | Fellowship of the Minds became the first devastating hurricane since 2008 to hit United States as it stepped ashore just east of North Carolina on August 27, 2011. As Irene reached Hispaniola it was labeled as category 1 hurricane but was strengthened to category 3 while approaching the Bahamas. The eastern coast is quite familiar with hurricanes but was not prepared enough to face it this year......Read more

Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004