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In this Aug. 31, 2005 picture,

Rhonda Braden walks

through the destruction

in her childhood neighborhood

in Long Beach, Mississippi

after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area.

 

Photograph: AP Photo/Rob Carr

 

The Boston Globe > The Big Picture

Remembering Katrina, five years ago        August 27, 2010

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/remembering_katrina_five_years.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peut-être des centaines de victimes

Reuters        mercredi 31 août 2005 - 11:28 - Libération

 

Un immeuble complètement détruit après le passage du cyclone,

à Pascagoula, dans l'Etat du Mississippi, mardi.

Selon le porte-parole de la mairie

de cette petite ville voisine de Biloxi, Vincent Creel,

«des centaines de personnes ont peut-être péri

sur les seules côtes de l'Etat du Mississippi,

de Pascagoula à GulfPort en passant par Biloxi».

Dans l'immédiat, les autorités municipales

se refusent à donner un bilan provisoire.

 

Liberation.fr       31.8.2005

http://www.liberation.fr/page.php?Article=313053&Template=GALERIE&Objet=44435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burning debris in Long Beach, Miss.,

added to the devastation Wednesday

at the site of an apartment complex

destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

 

Photograph: David. J. Phillip / Associated Press

 

Higher Death Toll Seen; Police Ordered to Stop Looters

NYT        September 1, 2005

 

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 31 -

Chaos gripped New Orleans on Wednesday

as looters ran wild,

food and water supplies dwindled,

bodies floated in the floodwaters,

the evacuation of the Superdome began

and officials said

there was no choice but to abandon the city

devastated by Hurricane Katrina,

perhaps for months.

 

President Bush pledged vast assistance

but acknowledged,

"This recovery will take years."

For the first time,

a New Orleans official suggested

the scope of the death toll.

 

Mayor C. Ray Nagin said

the hurricane might have killed

thousands in his city alone,

an estimate that, if correct,

would make it the nation's deadliest natural disaster

since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire,

which killed up to 6,000 people.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/national/nationalspecial/01storm.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the damage (Nplural) + Vsingular

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/01/us/
hurricane-harvey-damage-texas-cities-towns.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/30/
nyregion/hurricane-sandys-aftermath.html

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/
us-weather-storms-idUSTRE73G1PG20110418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

damage

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/31/
727905462/nearly-8-months-after-hurricane-michael-florida-panhandle-feels-left-behind

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/12/
550404709/floridas-veggie-farmers-look-at-irmas-damage-probably-the-worst-weve-seen

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/
irma-videos-damage.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heavy damage

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/
550372419/after-heavy-damage-florida-keys-residents-anxiously-wait-to-return-home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sustain heavy damage from hurricane N

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/
virgin-islands-irma.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

storm-damaged home

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/07/
607761240/listless-and-lonely-in-puerto-rico-some-older-storm-survivors-consider-suicide

 

 

 

 

assess damage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/us/houston-
evacuees-hurricane-home.html

 

 

 

 

damage to N

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/04/
548490643/in-texas-concerns-about-damage-to-flooded-toxic-waste-sites

 

 

 

 

insurers

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/
547598195/insurers-gear-up-for-deluge-of-claims-hope-to-avoid-sandy-repeat

 

 

 

 

insurance claims

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/
547598195/insurers-gear-up-for-deluge-of-claims-hope-to-avoid-sandy-repeat

 

 

 

 

claim

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/
547598195/insurers-gear-up-for-deluge-of-claims-hope-to-avoid-sandy-repeat

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/
547598195/insurers-gear-up-for-deluge-of-claims-hope-to-avoid-sandy-repeat

 

 

 

 

how to file a claim for flood damage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/
business/how-to-file-a-claim-for-flood-damage.html

 

 

 

 

huge damage

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/us/
hurricane-sandy-barrels-region-leaving-battered-path.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

carve through N

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/11/
656419831/after-hurricane-michael-carved-through-florida-panhandle-recovery-work-begins

 

 

 

 

wreck

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/29/
554540066/3-weeks-after-irma-wrecked-barbuda-island-lifts-mandatory-evacuation-order

 

 

 

 

wreck cars and trucks

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/25/
553475557/rental-firms-disaster-readiness-may-help-usher-the-age-of-self-driving-cars

 

 

 

 

wreckage

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/
657090896/wreckage-left-by-hurricane-michael-slows-relief-efforts

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/09/
549426420/coastal-vietnamese-community-leans-on-faith-and-each-other-to-rebuild-after-harv

 

 

 

 

clear the wreckage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/
hurricane-harvey-houston-tough-texas.html

 

 

 

 

storm-ravaged region

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/
business/military-to-deliver-fuel-to-storm-region.html

 

 

 

 

devastation

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/07/
549136781/devastation-of-epic-proportions-in-caribbean-wake-of-hurricane-irma

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/03/
548105631/harvey-s-devastation-hits-home-as-residents-return-to-flooded-neighborhoods

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/slideshow/idUSTRE73P2PK20110428#a=1

 

 

 

 

devastated homes

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
552034346/photos-keys-residents-face-devastated-homes-no-power-and-a-slow-recovery

 

 

 

 

hazards

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/26/
552063244/long-after-the-hurricanes-have-passed-hard-work-and-hazards-remain

 

 

 

 

destroy

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/stormcenter/2007-03-24-
nm-tornadoes_N.htm

 

 

 

 

kill

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/2007-01-04-
louisiana-rain_x.htm

 

 

 

 

death

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/us/
19carolina.html

 

 

 

 

death toll

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/
world/americas/irma-relief-stalls-caribbean-hurricane-jose.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/us/
harvey-death-toll.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/
us/hurricane-harvey-storm-flooding.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/
us/after-storms-destruction-halting-return-in-northeast.html

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-
weather-storms-idUSTRE73G1PG20110418

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0523051420080207

 

 

 

 

human toll

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/us/
harvey-victims-death-toll.html

 

 

 

 

casualties

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-
weather-storms-idUSTRE73G1PG20110418

 

 

 

 

survivor

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/us/29pleasant.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > rampage        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2021/aug/30/
hurricane-ida-new-orleans-louisiana-damage

 

 

 

 

disaster

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/
hurricane-harvey-houston-a-reporter-disaster.html

 

 

 

 

destruction

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/07/
626703043/vieques-still-finding-its-footing-after-hurricane-destruction

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/12/
550424499/before-and-after-satellite-images-show-irmas-caribbean-destruction

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
100000005400001/harvey-houston-port-arthur-flooding.html - Aug. 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

leave a trail of destruction

 

 

 

 

leave a deadly trail through southeast

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/12/
656849482/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-11-as-southeast-reels-from-storms-power

 

 

 

 

destructive

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/
climate/how-hurricane-irma-became-so-huge-and-destructive.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/
climate/how-hurricane-harvey-became-so-destructive.html

 

 

 

 

wreak havoc

 

 

 

 

rubble (Nplural without "S")

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
552034346/photos-keys-residents-face-devastated-homes-no-power-and-a-slow-recovery

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/10/
549981547/the-rubble-and-recovery-of-u-s-virgin-islands-will-we-survive-the-aftermath

 

 

 

 

lift off / rip off roofs

 

 

 

 

lift children into the air

 

 

 

 

blow out shop fronts

 

 

 

 

lose everything

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/01/
547774586/beaumont-texas-is-without-running-water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

debris / débris / the débris  (Nplur + Vsing)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/
garbage-harvey-removal.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/
opinion/our-latest-high-water-mark.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/stormcenter/2007-03-25-
nm-twisters_N.htm

 

 

 

 

clear up

 

 

 

 

clear away

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/
opinion/our-latest-high-water-mark.html

 

 

 

 

cleanup and rebuilding

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/30/
547126814/why-approving-emergency-funding-for-harvey-might-not-be-easy-for-congress

 

 

 

 

property losses / loss

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/
business/dealbook/flood-insurance-harvey.html

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-
weather-storms-idUSTRE73G1PG20110418

 

 

 

 

farmers > crop losses

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/06/
548985185/texas-farmers-suffer-extensive-crop-losses-in-wake-of-harvey

 

 

 

 

major disaster area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

storm victims

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/01/
547598676/at-least-100-000-homes-were-affected-by-harvey-moving-back-in-wont-be-easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dead

 

 

 

 

body bag

 

 

 

 

significant loss of life

 

 

 

 

toll

 

 

 

 

death toll

 

 

 

 

makeshift tomb

 

 

 

 

shelter

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/29/
547078191/you-only-get-one-life-in-this-world-voices-from-houstons-convention-center

 

 

 

 

makeshift shelter

 

 

 

 

USA > morticians        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2004/aug/15/
usnews.weather 

 

 

 

 

USA > refrigerated trucks        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2004/aug/15/
usnews.weather 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

utilities

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nyregion/
area-utilities-plan-to-focus-on-rapid-recovery.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be without power

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/
1033471531/ida-new-orleans-power-entergy-louisiana

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/10/
922637167/hundreds-of-thousands-without-power-after-hurricane-delta-sweeps-through-south

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

power failure / outages

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/10/
922637167/hundreds-of-thousands-without-power-after-hurricane-delta-sweeps-through-south

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/13/
550674848/power-outages-persist-for-millions-in-florida-georgia-and-carolinas-after-irma

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/us/
hurricane-sandy-barrels-region-leaving-battered-path.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/30/nyregion/
new-york-power-outages.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/nyregion/
patients-evacuated-from-nyu-langone-after-power-failure.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

without power

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/19/
579196353/after-four-months-without-power-a-puerto-rico-town-strings-its-own-lines

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/25/
553553882/you-have-to-try-puerto-ricans-without-power-find-ways-forward

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/us/
hurricane-sandy-barrels-region-leaving-battered-path.html

 

 

 

 

with power out

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/
550464023/with-power-out-many-florida-gas-stations-remain-closed

 

 

 

 

no power

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
552034346/photos-keys-residents-face-devastated-homes-no-power-and-a-slow-recovery

 

 

 

 

have no electricity

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/nyregion/
as-power-is-restored-for-some-others-face-grim-outlook.html

 

 

 

 

be without electricity

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/01/
547774586/beaumont-texas-is-without-running-water

 

 

 

 

restore

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/nyregion/
as-power-is-restored-for-some-others-face-grim-outlook.html

 

 

 

 

no gas

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/26/
553632771/at-a-gas-station-with-no-gas-puerto-ricans-settle-in-for-an-interminable-wait

 

 

 

 

no water

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/05/
555796327/following-disaster-teams-in-puerto-rico

 

 

 

 

no tap water

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/01/
547774586/beaumont-texas-is-without-running-water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

loot

 

 

 

 

looter

 

 

 

 

looting

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/us/
after-storms-destruction-halting-return-in-northeast.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus of news articles

 

Weather > Hurricanes > USA > Hurricanes

 

Victims, Rampage, Destruction, Damage

 

 

 

CHRONOLOGY-

Some deadly hurricanes

to hit southern U.S

 

Wed Oct 19, 2005

7:52 AM ET

Reuters

 

(Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma has strengthened to a catastrophic Category 5 storm as it approaches western Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

The season's record-tying 21st storm, fueled by the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean Sea, strengthened alarmingly as it headed into the Gulf of Mexico on a path expected to lead across storm-weary southern Florida by Saturday.

Here are some of the deadliest hurricanes to strike the southern United States since 1900 by number of casualties:

 

1900 - An unnamed hurricane, since known as the Galveston Hurricane, slams into Texas, killing at least 8,000 people.

 

1928 - About 2,500 people are killed in Florida by a hurricane that caused an enormous storm surge in Lake Okeechobee.

 

2005 - Hurricane Katrina slams into Louisiana and Mississippi with 140 mile-per-hour winds (224 kph) and a 30 foot (nine meter) storm surge. Katrina killed about 1,230 people and caused more than $30 billion in insured damage. Katrina was followed in September by Hurricane Rita.

 

1935 - An unnamed Category 5 hurricane, since referred to as the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and the most intense storm to hit the United States since records began, sweeps over the Florida Keys, leaving 408 dead.

 

1957 - Hurricane Audrey hits southwest Louisiana and Texas, killing 390.

 

1919 - An unnamed hurricane hits Florida and Texas, killing 287 people.

 

1915 - New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, suffers a direct hit from a storm which left 275 dead.

 

1969 - Hurricane Camille, the second most intense storm to strike the U.S., kills 256 people in Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana.

 

1972 - Hurricane Agnes, while only a Category 1, kills 122 people when it hits Florida and moves to the northeast United States.

 

1954 - Hurricane Hazel slams into North Carolina and South Carolina, killing 95 people.

 

1965 - New Orleans takes a direct hit from Hurricane Betsy, a Category 3, that flooded the city and killed about 75 people.

 

1961 - Hurricane Carla hits Texas, killing 46.

 

1989 - Hurricane Hugo swamps South Carolina, killing 32.

 

1992 - Category 5 Hurricane Andrew tears into Florida and Louisiana, leaving 29 dead and causing over $25 billion in damage. It was the third most intense storm in U.S. history.

 

2004 - Category 3 Hurricane Ivan hits northwest Florida and Alabama, killing 25 and Category 4 Hurricane Charley slams into Florida, killing 23.

Sources:
Reuters;
U.S. National Hurricane Center ( www.nhc.noaa.gov  ),
19.10.2005,
http://today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?
type=topNews&storyID
20051019T115154Z_01_DIT942667_RTRUKOT_0_TEXT0.xml&related=true

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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