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Hurricane Gustav. Dylan Wellner Brendan Myers. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44977000/jpg/_44977313_44977256.jpg. Hurricanes in General. Causes of hurricanes Categories 1-5. Storm Surges. http://www.youtube.com/v/-V92CspEF5A#t=2m20s.

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Hurricane Gustav

Dylan Wellner

Brendan Myers

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44977000/jpg/_44977313_44977256.jpg


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Hurricanes in General

  • Causes of hurricanes

  • Categories 1-5.

  • Storm Surges.

http://www.youtube.com/v/-V92CspEF5A#t=2m20s

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL072008_Gustav.pdf


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Hurricane Gustav Specifics

http://www.globalrelieftech.com/news/DeploymentPhotos/Gustav-Louisiana-Graph2.jpg

  • Before hitting Louisiana on August 31, it hit Haiti, The Jamaican Islands, and Cuba.

  • Formed August 25 2008.

  • Died September 4.

  • Category four (4) in Cuba (Highest point).

  • Category two (2) when it hit Louisiana.

http://z.about.com/d/weather/1/0/_/9/-/-/saffierSimpsonHurricaneScale-large.jpg


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Preparedness and Evacuation

  • Haiti.

  • Jamaica.

  • Cuba.

  • Northern Gulf Coast.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/RitaHoustonEvacuation.jpg

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=SH&Date=20080826&Category=BREAKING&ArtNo=310105&Ref=AR&Profile=2055&MaxW=600&border=0


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Greater Antilles Impact

  • Category four (4).

  • Second of four hurricanes.

  • Landfall in Jacmel, Haiti.

  • August 26, 2008.

  • Monetary losses.

  • How have the islands recovered?

http://www.whudat.com/news/images/hurricane-gustav-over-cuba-big.jpg


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United States Impact

http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/hurricanegus.jpg

  • Many North American States prepared for, but weren’t necessarily affected by Gustav including; Mississippi, Alabama and Texas.

  • Louisiana was hit hardest (graph on right indicates damage to Hurricane barriers in Louisiana).

  • Total losses in US estimated to reach up to $4.3 billion (insured and uninsured).

  • How has the United States Recovered?

http://www.usforensic.com/Gustav_Max_Sustained_LOUISIANA_cropped_op_800x698.jpg


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Oil industry effects (offshore US)

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  • 60 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were destroyed, 30 had extensive damage.

  • There are about 3,800 total oil rig structures along US coast

  • Destroyed structures produced about 1.6% of daily oil and 2.5% daily gas output in the Gulf.

  • The Damage to the equipment has been valued between $1-3 billion.

  • Damage onshore/business interruption at $3-7 billion.

http://oilpatchresearch.com/images/gulf_of_mexico_oil_platorms.jpg


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Damages

  • Directly caused 112 Deaths

    • Haiti – 77; Jamaica – 15; Dominican Republic – 8; Louisiana – 7; Florida – 4; At sea – 1.

  • 41 Indirect deaths in Louisiana.

  • Monetary Losses.

  • Erosion.

  • Electricity.

  • Relief and Volunteer Efforts.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44976000/jpg/_44976885_1spalsh466.jpg


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Conclusions

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL072008_Gustav.pdf

  • US death toll was low partially due to preparedness.

  • The effects on offshore oil drilling were noticeable, but did not significantly affect operation.

  • Hurricane Gustav was so significant (costly and destructive) that it is a retired storm name.

  • Oil platforms.

  • Sent Red Cross into debt.


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Bibliography

Beven II, John L., and Todd B. Kimberlain. Tropical Cyclone Report Hurricane Gustav. National Hurricane Center. 22 Jan. 2009. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. <http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL072008_Gustav.pdf>.

Cardno, Catherine A. "Hurricane Protection System Reviewed, Deemed Successful During Hurricane Gustav." Civil Engineering 79.8 (2009): 30-32. Print.

Cutter, Susan L., and Mark M. Smith. "Fleeing From The Hurricane's Wrath: Evacuation And The Two Americas." Environment 51.2 (2009): 26-36. Print.

"How Do Hurricanes Form?" The Space Place. NASA, 17 Mar. 006. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. <http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/hurricanes/>.

Kaiser, Mark J., and Yunke Yu. "The Impact Of Hurricanes Gustav And Ike On Offshore Oil And Gas Production In The Gulf Of Mexico." Applied Energy 87.1 (2009): 284-97. Print.

Rucker, Phillip. "Gustav Relief Sends Red Cross Into Debt." The Washington Post. 6 Sept. 2008. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/05/AR2008090501624.html>.


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