I chose to research this source because I was given a lead to a potentially very interesting topic. Of course this came to be true, thus I found this source. I included it because it had a lot in regards to how the change in climate would affect hurricanes that we have today.
"Global Warming and Hurricanes." GFDL. N.p., 30 Dec. 2013. Web. 14 July 2014.
Surprisingly, Hurricane Katrina is not the most damaging storm on record
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The reason I chose to include this resource was because it brought a lot of insight as to how hurricanes have been around for a long time. Not to mention how devastating they can truly be. This includes the amount of damage they cause in terms of money and in some of them includes the amount of damage caused in terms of life loss.
Nuwer, Rachel. "Top Ten Most Damaging U.S. Hurricanes." Smithsonian. N.p., 29 Oct. 2012. Web. 14
This article is rather useful in giving insight as to another reason for why Gulf of Mexico hurricanes are so dangerous. It talks about how it is really hard to prepare for many of them because they form early and are really quick to hit. Basically it makes the point that some hurricanes are more likely to catch people off guard.
"Early-Formed Gulf Hurricanes Can Be Devastating." Tamutimes. Texas A&M University, 29 May 2013. Web. 7 July 2014. <http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/05/29/ early-formed-gulf-hurricanes-can-be-devastating/#.U7Xs3I1dVTd>.
This source goes more into detail as to what else accompanies a hurricane. More specifically it goes into inland flooding. It talks about the damages caused by flooding and what are not good ideas to do in regards to water during a storm/hurricane.
"Hurricane Flooding: A Deadly Inland Danger." University of Vermont. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 July 2014. <http://www.uvm.edu/~swac/docs/mod17/InlandFlooding.pdf>.
Talks about their feelings of being isolated after hurricane Katrina. More specifically the adolescents that still lived in the area struck by Katrina felt isolated from the rest of the world. This source also deduces that it is important to do mental health interventions for the victims.
Teasdale, Brent, et al. "The Effect Of Hurricane Katrina On Adolescent Feelings Of Social Isolation The Effect Of Hurricane Katrina On Adolescent Feelings Of Social Isolation." Social Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell) 94.2 (2013): 490-505. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 June 2014.
I chose this source because it has information specifically referring to hurricane Katrina. By using this source I can include more information that pertains to statistics only about hurricane Katrina, since it is one of my main topics.
In honor of National Preparedness Month, we provide tips to effectively prepare for hurricane season along the Atlantic coast.
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This is helpful because it talks about how to prepare for hurricanes. But it doesn't stop there it also supplies information as to the amount of damages that hurricanes can cost in terms of money and lives. It has specific examples of such events.
"Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season." MPA@UNC. U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 25 Sept. 2013.
This site has a ton of facts that pertain to Hurricanes. Some of them are very interesting and would definitely be useful in keeping people's interest. Not to mention a few of the facts are actually humorous, such as the first naming of hurricanes.
This source has a ton of information regarding hurricanes. It talks about how they are formed, what is included in a hurricane, and its parts. It also talks about the stages and what effects are caused by hurricanes.
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