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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
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Hurricane Andrew - Dadeland Mobile Home Park after passage of Andrew Needless to say, mobile homes are not safe in strong wind events
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Hurricane Andrew - The frame of a mobile home with downs still anchored However, nothing is left to anchor Tie downs are not the answer to resident safety in mobile homes Evacuation remains the wisest option if warned in time to evacuate
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Hurricane Andrew - Concrete block stucco construction survived the winds
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Hurricane Andrew - Note contrast between neighborhoods The difference between good and best concrete block stucco construction Which would you choose?
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Hurricane Andrew - A METEOSAT 3 visible image of Andrew approaching Louisiana
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Hurricane Andrew - The Cocodrie Petroleum Transfer Depot south of Dulac Difficult to tell whether damage from wind or surge Either way, the results are the same Even as a Category 3 storm, Andrew still packed a mighty punch
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Hurricane Andrew - Debris along Highway 57 near Cocodrie Petroleum Depot Several days after storm - debris had covered road surface
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Hurricane Andrew - Home pushed off of foundation and well back into marsh This was several miles north of Cocodrie Damage caused by storm surge and wind acting together
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Hurricane Andrew - The twisted and tangled remains of a radio tower This was north of Garden City on U.S. Highway 90
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Hurricane Andrew - Trees falling damaged homes north of Avery Island Fortunately the residents had evacuated
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Hurricane Andrew - Power line poles snapped by Andrew High profile structures are susceptible to damage in strong wind events
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Hurricane Andrew - Tornadoes accompanied Andrew adding to terror and confusion Tornadoes hit southern Louisiana (14) and Mississippi (25) Tornado at La Place, Louisiana - 2 fatalities occurred in this town
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Ranking and magnitude in dollars lost due to the costliest hurricanes to hit U.S Andrew did more damage than next three costliest hurricanes combined
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Dade County dollar losses from Andrew based on property tax values Values to right represent potential losses if Andrew had hit 15 miles to north
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Number of homeless as the result of Hurricane Andrew Number of potential homeless in Dade County if Andrew had hit 15 miles to north
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Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00784. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 312.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00790. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 306.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00788. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 315.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00789. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 307.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00785. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 308.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Johnstown Flood. Compare to image wea00782. This image was altered to make appear to have been taken at Galveston following the great hurricane of 1900. In: "The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" edited by John Coulter, 1900. P. 309.
Pennsylvania, Johnstown 1889 June
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The Galveston Hurricane - Damage caused by the hurricane and storm surge This was the greatest natural disaster in terms of loss of life in U.S. history 6,000 to 8,000 individuals died in this hurricane
Galveston, Texas 1900, September 1-10
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The Galveston Hurricane - Damage caused by the hurricane and storm surge This was the greatest natural disaster in terms of loss of life in U.S. history 6,000 to 8,000 individuals died in this hurricane
Galveston, Texas 1900, September 1-10
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The track of the Galveston Hurricane This was the greatest natural disaster in terms of loss of life in U.S. history 6,000 to 8,000 individuals died in this hurricane
Gulf of Mexico 1900, September 1-10
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi 1969, August 17
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The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
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Benjamin Franklin's experiment with the kite "..when the string was thoroughly wet, abundance of electricity was procured..." In: "The Thunder-storm" by Charles Thomlinson, F.R.S., 1877, p. 30.
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H. M. Frigate Fisgard protected by Harris's lightning conductors .... September 26, 1846. In: "The Thunder-storm" by Charles Thomlinson, F.R.S., 1877, frontispiece
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Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, June 3, 1902, at 9:20 P.M. This is one of the earliest photographs of lightning in an urban setting In:"Thunder and Lightning", Camille Flammarion, translated by Walter Mostyn Published in 1906
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Lightning striking in a forest in the Pacific Northwest In: "Lightning Storms and Fires....", William G. Morris, 1934 Frontispiece
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Lightning in the vicinity of Hamburg, Germany In: "Uber die Entstehungsweise des Blitzes", B. Walter, 1903 Figure 14
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Lightning and apparatus for photographing lightning In: "Uber die Entstehungsweise des Blitzes", B. Walter, 1903 Figure 5-9
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Lightning storm over Boston
1967?
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Plate 8, page 84 of "Monographie de L'eclair Fulgurant" by E. Mathias. 1930. Library Call Number M/1630 M431m.
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Plate 7, page 82 of "Monographie de L'eclair Fulgurant" by E. Mathias. 1930. Library Call Number M/1630 M431m.
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934
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Lightning striking the Empire State Building. From "A Triumph of Thunderstorm Photography"
New York City, New York Summer 1934

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