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By Andrew Langley

What's it wish to witness a storm? This publication appears to be like at typhoon Sandy and different significant storms, utilizing firsthand debts to explain occasions and people's studies, offering a number of views from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency providers, scientists, and the media.

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The two-hour concert reached an estimated 640 million viewers and raised over $61 million. Among those taking part were George Clooney, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige and Stevie Wonder. An even bigger live concert was staged to raise money after Hurricane Sandy, on 12 December 2012 – 12:12:12: The Concert for Sandy Relief raised $35 million from ticket sales alone. All funds went to victims in the United States. 45 DOSSIER: HURRICANE MITCH Hurricane Mitch was one of the most destructive Atlantic cyclones on record.

Many levees fail in New Orleans. 30 AUGUST Katrina dissipates over Tennessee Breaching the levees The New Orleans tragedy was mainly due to an engineering failure. The city is very low-lying, much of it below the level of the Mississippi River on one side and Lake Pontchartrain on the other. From 1985, the levees, which kept the water back, had been extended and strengthened by the US Army Corps of Engineers. However, there were 28 breaches on the day of the storm, and many more later. The Corps of Engineers later admitted the levee designs were faulty.

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