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  1. HIGHLIGHTS OF NOTABLE DISASTERS OF 2012 PART 1: 2012 ATLANTIC BASIN HURRICANE SEASON(In Reverse Chronological Order) Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA

  2. 2012’S ATLANTIC BASIN TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES 316 DEATHS $68.5 BILLION LOSSES

  3. 2012 ATLANTIC BASIN STORM TRACKS AS OF DEC. 1

  4. NAMED STORMS IN 2012 • ALBERTO - Tropical storm; May 19 • BERYL - Tropical storm; May 27 • CHRIS – Hurricane; June 21 • DEBBY – Tropical storm; June 23 • ERNESTO –Hurricane; Aug 3 • FLORENCE –Tropical storm: Aug 5 • GORDON –Hurricane, August 16

  5. NAMED STORMS FOR 2012 • HELENE –Tropical Storm, Aug. 19 • ISAAC – Hurricane, August 21 • JOYCE –Tropical Storm, Aug. 25 • KIRK –Tropical Storm. Aug. 27 • LESLIE –Hurricane, Sept. 5 • MICHAEL –Hurricane, Sept. 5 • NADINE – Hurricane, Sept. 12

  6. NAMED STORMS IN 2012 • OSCAR – Tropical Storm, Oct. 4 • PATTY – Tropical Storm, Oct. 11 • RAFAEL – Hurricane, Oct. 12 • SANDY – Super Storm, Oct. 22 • TONY – Tropical Storm, Oct. 24 • VALERIE– Did not happen • WILLIAM– Did not happen

  7. TWO STORMS WERE ESPECIALLY NOTABLE ISAAC -- A RAINMAKER FOR THE ENTIRE GULF COAST SANDY – A SUPER STORM

  8. HIGHLIGHTS OF SANDY October 22- November 1, 2012

  9. SANDYFROM AN ORDINARY TROPICAL STORM TO A HURRICANE TO A ONCE- IN- A- CENTURY- HISTORIC “SUPER STORM” IN EIGHT DAYS

  10. AN ORDINARY TROPICAL STORM ON OCTOBER 22

  11. SANDY MADE LANDFALL IN NEW JERSEY: 8:00 PM, OCT. 29

  12. SUPER STORM SANDY: OCT. 29-30, 2012

  13. AT 8:00 PM ON OCTOBER 29, SANDYBECAME THE MOST DEVASTATING SUPER STORM TO HIT THE EASTERN USA IN RECORDED HISTORY(PRESSURE– 940 Mb)October 22– November 1, 2012

  14. CAT 1 HURRICANE SANDY MADE LANDFALL AT 8:00 PM ON MONDAY NIGHT, OCT. 29TH Sandy made landfall south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, merging with a winter storm system to become a unique, once-in-a-century, “Super Storm” caused by nature’s natural cycles, NOT global warming

  15. FIFTY DEATHS ALONG EASTERN SEABOARD (as of Oct. 30) Preliminary Loss Estimate: $50 Billion

  16. SANDY CAUSED 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO BE PLACED ON HOLD FOR THREE DAYS Election took place on November 6th

  17. FLOODING IN BROOKLYN

  18. NY HOSPITALS IMPACTED FLOODING, POWER OUTAGES, AND AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION LIMITED SERVICES

  19. NEW YORK CITY ON LOCK DOWN ROADS CLOSED TUNNELS CLOSED SUBWAY, TRAINS, AND AIRPORTS CLOSED WIDE-SPREAD POWER OUTAGES HIGH VOLUME OF 911 CALLS THAT CAN’T BE ANSWERED EFFICIENTLY STOCK EXCHANGES CLOSED SCHOOLS CLOSED

  20. WATER AND FIRE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN QUEENS, NY Fire fighters unable to cope with flooding and fire as 80 houses burn to ground

  21. OCT. 29: FLOODED STREETS IN QUEENS

  22. OCT. 29: FIRE IN QUEENS

  23. NEW JERSEY: ATLANTIC CITY UNDER WATER

  24. NEW JERSEY: OCEAN FRONT FLOODING

  25. NEW JERSEY: STREET FLOODING

  26. HIGHLIGHTS OF ISAAC August 21-31, 2012

  27. ISAAC: FROM TS ON AUG, 21 TO HURRICANE ON AUG. 26

  28. AUGUST 21-31, 2012

  29. TROPICAL STORM ISAAC: AUGUST 21, 2012

  30. TROPICAL STORM ISAAC: AUGUST 23 • The storm brought rain and gusty winds to Haiti, Puerto Rico, the eastern Caribbean Islands, and Cuba on Thursday (Aug. 23), leading to 22 deaths.

  31. ISAAC DUMPS RAIN ON PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI: AUG. 23

  32. ISAAC’S FORECAST: AUGUST 23, 2012

  33. ISAAC’S FORECAST: AUGUST 23, 2012

  34. ISAAC, MISSED TAMPA BAY, FL, BUT ITS RAIN AND WIND CAUSED A 1-DAY DELAY OF THE 5-DAY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

  35. EVACUEES LEAVING NEW ORLEANS ON INTERSTATE 10

  36. EVACUEES IN A LOUISIANA SAFE HAVEN

  37. BAY ST LOUIS, MISS: ISAAC-GENERATED WAVES:

  38. GULFPORT, MISS: ISAAC-GENERATED WAVES:

  39. MOBILE BAY, AL: ISAAC-GENERATED WAVES:

  40. MOBILE BAY, AL: SAND BAGS TO PREVENT FLOODS

  41. ISAAC AT LANDFALL: LATE TUESDAY

  42. At landfall, Isaac had winds of 133 kph (80 mph) and rain bands affecting a circular area 330 km (200 miles) wide.

  43. NEW ORLEANS IN 2012 • When Isaac arrived in Tuesday, New Orleans was a “ghost town” as the result of evacuations, and houses and businesses being boarded up.

  44. NEW ORLEANS: BUSINESSES BOARDED UP

  45. NEW ORLEANS

  46. NEW ORLEANS: WIND DAMAGE

  47. NEW ORLEANS: WIND DAMAGE

  48. NEW ORLEANS: A GHOST TOWN

  49. DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS: BEFORE BEING FLOODED

  50. NEW ORLEANS: FLOODED