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Hurricane Force: In the Path of America's Deadliest Storms (New York Times)

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August 29, 2005

Peering through the latticed brickwork of The New Orleans police headquarters parking garage, New York Times journalist Joseph B. Treaster is watching the devastating power of a hurricane up close. Packing winds of 118 miles per hour, Hurricane Katrina is attacking New Orleans, uprooting trees, tearing down power lines, and flattening homes. Inside headquarters, phones are ringing off the hook as more and more people, trapped by the rising floodwaters, call for help. But rescue workers cannot leave the safety of the building until the hurricane has passed. From this harrowing vantage point, Treaster is poised to report on what may prove to be the most infamous storm in American history.

But as with all hurricanes, the story of this storm began weeks before, off the coast of North Africa. Treaster details the evolution of the storm as it unfolds in the sky above the Caribbean Sea and is anxiously tracked by the National Weather Bureau in Florida before it strikes. This is a complete behind-the-scenes account of one of nature's most terrifying and fascinating disasters.

About the Author

Joseph B. Treaster has been a reporter for The New York Times for more than thirty years. When Hurricane Katrina reached New Orleans, he was one of only a handful of journalists inside the city. He has won numerous awards for his international journalism and is also the author of a book for adults. Treaster lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753460863
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Location:
New York
Author:
Treaster, Joseph B.
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Nature
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
Storms
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
Science & Nature - Disasters
Subject:
Hurricanes -- United States.
Subject:
Storms -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Series:
New York Times Book
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.26 x 8.16 x 0.65 in
Age Level:
12-17

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