Killer hurricanes with beautiful names.
Barbara, Charlie, Francis, sandy, Katrina is not the people, and the murderous winds. The word “hurricane” comes from the name of an Indian God fear of Hurakan. Such a disaster starts over the ocean, rocking from the storm before the storm when wind speeds exceed 117 km/h.
1. Hurricane “Barbara”
The element in 2004 struck the Pacific coast of Mexico. Hurricane Barbara has left behind a number of casualties, flooded roads, uprooted and fallen trees, over two hundred houses damaged and destroyed power.
2. Hurricane “Charlie”
In the late summer of 2004, this hurricane with a male name shook Jamaica, the us States of Florida, South and North Carolina, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. His destructive force was great, the wind speed reached 240 km/h. “Charlie” took the lives of 27 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings and caused enormous economic losses of 16.3 billion dollars.
3. Hurricane “Frances”
2004 was unkind, sending less than a month after Charlie’s third hurricane in the state of Florida with wind speeds of around 230 km/h. He brought the already exhausted natural disasters location and more destruction.
4. Hurricane “Ivan”
“Ivan” is the fourth hurricane in strength and power in the ill-fated 2004, with the fifth level of danger. He raised Cuba, Jamaica, the coast of Alabama in the United States and Grenada. During the period of riot in the territory of the United States, they were caused by 117 tornadoes and caused damage in this country alone at $ 18 billion.
5. Hurricane Katrina
This hurricane is still considered the most destructive in the history of natural disasters, the United States and the most powerful in the basin of the Atlantic. In August 2005, hurricane Katrina almost completely destroyed New Orleans and Louisiana, where the water had gone more than 80% of their territory, killed more than 1,800 people, it caused damage of 125 billion dollars. The name “Katrina” will forever be removed from the list of meteorologists, as if the disaster has brought considerable damage, its name is no longer assigned to other hurricanes.
6. Hurricane “Rita”
Hurricane Rita came with the wind and floods in the American continent in Florida just a month after the devastating Katrina. Meteorologists feared that he would be of the same strength as the previous one, as the wind speed it reached 290 km/h, but nearer to the coast, he lost some power and during the day lost its status of hurricane.
7. Hurricane “Wilma”
Hurricane “Wilma” in 2005 was 13 in a row, and the fourth with the maximum fifth level of danger. This hurricane came ashore more than once, and brought maximum destruction to the Peninsula Jocotan, in the state of Florida and Cuba. According to official figures, the disaster killed 62 people and caused damage of more than $ 29 billion.
8. Hurricane “Beatrice”
And again shook the coast of Mexico from hurricane with the new name “Beatrice”. Then the famous resort of Acapulco has also experienced the destructive power of this uncontrollable elements. Heavy wind reached speeds of 150 km/hour, the streets and beaches were flooded.
9. Hurricane IKE
In 2008 hurricane IKE was the fifth of the season, but the most destructive on a five point scale he was rated the 4th level of hazard. Storm diameter exceeded 900 km, the wind speed – 135 km/h. By mid-afternoon it began to lose its power until a wind speed of 57 km/h and the level of danger he was downgraded to level 3, but despite this, the amount of damage after he totaled 30 billion dollars.
10. Hurricane “Sandy”
In 2012, hurricane sandy raged through the North East USA and Eastern Canada and also in Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas and Cuba. The wind speed was 175 km/h, 182 people died, and damage exceeded $ 50 billion.
© 2017, paradox. All rights reserved.