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29th August 2005 Hurricane Katrina took aim at the Big Easy. It would change everything even for the Gotti Boys. Gangland s3e10: Die, Snitch, Die: Gotti Boys, History 2008
There have been warnings hurricanes will get stronger. Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, 2006
The deadliest natural disaster ever to hit our shores was in 1703 when a destructive hurricane ripped across southern England killing as many as 8,000 people. Is Our Weather Getting Worse? Channel 4 2013
20th August: Hurricane Irene forms over the Atlantic Ocean. ibid.
The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. Carl Hiaasen
In Hereford, Hereford, and Hampshire,
Hurricanes hardly happen. Alan Jay Lerner, song 1956
In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State. Bobby Jindal
As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Bobby Jindal
During a large disaster, like Hurricane Katrina, warnings get hopelessly jumbled. The truth is that, for warnings to work, it’s not enough for them to be delivered. They must also overcome that human tendency to pause; they must trigger a series of effective actions, mobilizing the informal networks that we depend on in a crisis. Gary Wolf
Her name is all too familiar. Katrina. The storm that ravished New Orleans. She left in her wake about thirteen hundred dead, hundreds of thousands homeless and one of the most vibrant cities in America drowning and nearly destroyed. Nova: Storm that Drowned a City, PBS 2005
Was the storm a predictable disaster? Who knew? And who refused to listen? ibid.
Is Katrina a taste of what’s in store for the future? ibid.
2005 Hurricane season has begun ... Roughly half of tropical storms become hurricanes. ibid.
The storm surge ... an unnaturally high tide. ibid.
At 6.10 a.m. Katrina strikes land. ibid.
Something has gone wrong with the levees. ibid.
The New Orleans Bowl is filling up. ibid.
The chaotic official response means that there is still no food or water available to the crowds of people in the city. For many there is no way out. Civilisation is breaking down around them. ibid.
Hurricanes come in cycles. ibid.
I found her out there
On a slope few see,
That falls westwardly
To the salt-edged air,
Where the ocean breaks
On the purple strand,
And the hurricane shakes
The solid land ... Thomas Hardy, I Found Her Out There
In November 1703 a massive storm tore across the south coast destroying everything in its wake in a maelstrom of chaos. Which spawned wind speeds of over a hundred and forty miles an hour. The only bona-fide hurricane ever to hit our shores. Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History I: Home Waters to High Seas, BBC 2016
This one’s going to be off the scale, trust me. The Hurricane Heist 2018 starring Toby Kebell & Leonardo Dickens & Maggie Grace & Ryan Kwanten & Patrick McAuley & Ralph Ineson & Melissa Bolona & Ben Cross & Jamie Andrew Cutler & Christian Contreras & Jimmy Walker et al, director Rob Cohen, Will
We got a situation here. ibid. baddie
Unprecedented devastation. Three monster hurricanes in a single month … leaving devastation and thousands stranded in their wake. Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, is under water. Hurricane Hell: 30 Deadly Days, Channel 5 2018
When it comes ashore, Harvey sustains wind speeds hold at 130 mph. ibid.
5th September 2017: Irma forms and intensifies rapidly. Irma continues moving westward … The island of Bermuda is first to feel the force. ibid.
Like Harvey and Irma before it, Maria rapidly intensifies … ibid.
A powerful hurricane is moving in fast from a hundred miles at sea. In hours it will strike land. A devastating force. In the face of the hurricane’s fury we are left completely helpless. From space a full-grown hurricane appears as a giant pinwheel of swirling clouds. In Search of s2e7 … Hurricanes, 1978
Wind velocity hits 200 miles per hour. Power lines are falling starting fires. Tornadoes spin off randomly blowing homes to bits. ibid.