Hurricane Mitch - Case Study

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  • Hurricane Mitch
    • Western Caribbean Coastline
    • 29th October - November 3rd 1998
    • Nearly 11,000 deaths
    • Estimated Cost of $5billion
    • Evacuation in Honduras and the western coastline
    • The Bay Islands prepared all navel and air resources
    • Was the deadliest Alantic hurricane since 1780
    • Nearly 900mm of rain fell
    • Waves up to 6.7m high hit the coast
    • Extreme flooding killed over 6500 and left thousands missing
    • 70%-80% of transport was wiped out
    • 25 small villiages were completely destroyed
    • Trees and crops were destroyed leaving mountains at risk of mudslides

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