Acapulco Floods

Acapulco Floods-Glenn Ehrenberg Town of La Pintada after the massive landslide that buried many residents alive. The 2013 Pacific Hurricane Season was tied for the most active season with the year 1993, with a total of 20 named storms. There were around 170 fatalities and $4 billion in damages during the season in Mexico; mostly…

Hurracaine Sandy

Hurricane Sandy-Parrott   Hurricane Sandy was a classic late-season hurricane that occurred between October 22nd and 29th 2012. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane to hit land at that time (National Climactic Data Center). At its peak intensity it was a Category 3 hurricane when it hit land in Cuba and then it was a…

2009 H1N1 Pandemic

Confirmed global cases of Swine Influenza as of May 18, 2009. Source: World Health Organzation.   2009 H1N1 Pandemic- Nicole Shook The 2009 Swine Influenza pandemic was a widespread, antiviral resistant strain of H1N1 never before observed in humans. There were 18,500 laboratory confirmed deaths as a result of the pandemic which lasted from April…

Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis- Christopher Allison Caption 1: Cyclone Nargis as it approaches the Myanmar coast Cyclone Nargis hit the shores of Myanmar in the Ayeyarwady region on May 2nd 2008. Although Nargis was a category three cyclone, the death toll and wide spread destruction has prompted scientist to call the storm one of the worst of…

2005 Kashmir Earthquake

2005 Kashmir Earthquake-IAN ROGERS               On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Pakistani-administered Kashmir. At approximately 9:00a.m. local time, the quake struck, its epicenter located in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Muzaffarabad is close to 60 miles north of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital (Ozerdam, 2006). According to Major General Shaukat Sultan, a spokesman…

Hurricane Katrina 2005

2005 Hurricane Katrina-Brandon Herbeck This graphic displays a number of dam failures across the U.S. The levee that broke in New Orleans is the large red dot in the southern part of the United States.   Overview Hurricane Katrina was one of the “costliest hurricanes in U.S. history” (“CNN”), with the total estimated damage equaling…

Indian Ocean Tsunami

Indian Ocean Tsunami-Jackowaski  The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami is one of the largest natural disasters to occur in the 21st century thus far. The Tsunami was the result of an earthquake that was between 9.1 and 9.3 in magnitude that occurred off of the coast of Sumatra. The Indian Ocean Quake has the distinction of…

San Diego Cedar Fire, 2003

San Diego Cedar Fire, 2003- Sitzer The San Diego Cedar Fire burned through Southern San Diego County in 2003, and was just one of fifteen fires which burned through Southern California that month, which came to be known collectively as the 2003 “Fire Storm.” Although just one of fifteen fires, the Cedar Fire became the…

Y2K

 Y2K or Year 2000 Virus —Armando Leyva Several years before New Years Day 2000 for many people it was the beginning of the end of the world as people knew it then. What caused people to think that a computer glitch could cause such a disaster? To prevent a catastrophe many businesses and governments of…