The destruction of the earthquake and the fires that followed resulted in the estimated death of more than 3,000 citizens, property damage of $400,000,000, and homeless population of 200,000. With nearly every building leveled and the majority of citizens scattered throughout the city, large companies and businesses were forced to shut down or relocate, damaging the city's economy even greater. As a result, nearly every citizen of San Francisco was left jobless and unable to care for themselves or their family. In addition to the sudden skyrocket in unemployment, a large sum of San Francisco's refugees in need of urgent care could no longer wait for municipal or federal support and began relocating in available sources of aid such as Oakland. In response, social developments like relief services in San Francisco and from around the country organized throughout the city in an attempt to keep its population from lowering any further by providing aid for victims
“A sea of wreckage spread in every direction. Houses had disintegrated. Isaac looked for landmarks and saw none”(230). He says this to describe, just how bad it was. You could walk down your own street, that you have lived at for years and you would not even recognize it, from all the damage the hurricane had done.
The Lost City of Atlantis is often believed and often doubted. Around the time of 1,500 B.C. Poseidon led a large civilization that “sank into the Atlantic” after a major earthquake or also said to be a volcanic eruption. The City was sank by waves in one entire day and one entire night. Theme parks have been made to resemble the legend of the lost city.
Katrina flooded the power. Without power, nobody would have access to the internet or lights. New Orleans has been hit with a hurricane 6 times. Katrina caused $108 billion in damage. At the time, 80% of the city had been evacuated (covered with water).
People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t.
The Town of South Amboy was devastated, after it was struck by super storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The town of South Amboy lost basic services and first responders were working to their full capacity in order to meet the town’s need. There is a Senior assisted living facility in the town of South Amboy near the shore area, the facility housed approximately fifty residents. The view is beautiful from there; however, due to the proximity to the ocean, it’s also a dangerous place due to flooding. The magnitude of super storm Sandy obligated everyone in the facility to evacuate in order to stay alive.
The northern Australian city of Darwin was devastated early on Christmas morning 1974 when hit by the tropical weather depression that was given the name Cyclone Tracy. As the eye of the cyclone passed over the city between midnight and 7am on Christmas morning, torrential rain fell and the winds were officially recorded at 217 kilometres per hour prior to the Bureau of Meteorology anemometer being destroyed. Houses and other buildings disintegrated under the onslaught, accompanied by the sounds of flying debris and breaking glass. Records have identified 66 names of individuals who perished as a result of the cyclone (53 on land and 13 at sea), and many more were injured. Seventy per cent of Darwin’s homes were destroyed or suffered severe
A stunning example of our modern day setback is hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, humanity watched in shock as - every warning and study notwithstanding - each system that might have saved New Orleans turned futile. Inland waterways collapsed, sending a torrential of floodwater into the city. This destroyed communications channels crippling rescue processes. Roads were impassable and transportation that was expected to evacuate tens of thousands never arrived.
On 29th of September 2009, on a Tuesday morning Samoa was struck by a horrible tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake. These natural disaster s caused Samoan citizens to lose loved ones, had their homes stripped away from them along with their crops and how their economic environment was left damaged. This report will be explaining to you how these natural disasters affected Samoa. Earthquakes Earths crust is a hard-outer cover that is surrounding around the whole earth; it is made up of many, many pieces that are called Tectonic plates. These tectonic plates are constantly moving however they move quite slowly, the move up to 5 centre meters per year.
In 2004 there was a category 4 hurricane that swept through a number of states and islands in the Atlantic and caused horrific damage. Leaving families were without shelter, food, water, and power for days. Roadways were flooded, houses were crushed by trees, and the most tragic outcome of all lives was lost. Yet somehow I managed to make a pretty good memory of it. My experience with hurricane Charley was challenging, but surprisingly fun.
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls. Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it.