Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina is one of the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm.
In 2010, the biggest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti, causing over 250,000 deaths and affecting at least three million people, drastically increasing the level of poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”). The earthquake destroyed practically everything, leaving the country in ruins. The small amount of infrastructure in Haiti was destroyed, leaving the government with no way to organize and regulate life. Left without an economy, the country was impossible to save. The World Bank estimates that the earthquake caused eight million dollars in damage, leading the country further into poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”).
Earlier this month, Hurricane Joaquin had most of the population along the U.S. East Coast on the edge of their seats as it was upgraded from Category 1 to Category 4 (130 mile per hour winds) within a week’s time. Although the “storm of the century” eventually bypassed the U.S., Joaquin has, nonetheless, caused considerable damages along the way. It tore off roofs, uprooted trees, unleashed unrelenting rain leading to heavy flooding in South Carolina. It also swallowed up a 735-foot cargo ship with 33 missing people off the Bahamas. The initial panic was understandable.
Lastly and the biggest impact was on the families. When everything was getting washed to sea a lot of families got split up and over 600 people died. Lastly human error was a big impact on this storm being as bad as it was. Forecasters took over 100 hours tracking the storm and they thought that it would miss them, That’s why there was no warning. When the forecasters did put out a warning it was when the storm was considered a hurricane and the hurricane hit them.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to not have a house? Or be rummaging through rubble to find your family well that 's what it was like in the Philippines when a huge earthquake hit in Bohol. When a 7.1 earthquake hits in Bohol, it is the strongest temblor to shake the area in over 23 years, it killed over 180 people and destroyed almost all the houses down to the foundation. Ports, schools and airports reported damage, and a hospital collapsed on Bohol in Loon, killing at least 18 people (BE). People react after a major destruction caused by mother nature by… Gathering supplies, evacuating to safer grounds, and when you are hurt or in need of help the Red Cross comes.
Hurricane Katrina: the Affects of National Guidance SFC Guillermo Mora U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy Master Leader Course Class# 003-18 MSG Brandy Phillip Introduction One of the deadliest hurricanes hit the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina did a lot of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to eighty percent of the city to be flooded causing more than 2,000 deaths and over 100 billion dollars in damages (History.com staff, 2009). The flooding also stranded 20,000 residents in the Louisiana Superdome and thousands more on rooftops for days. Displaced residents were desperate for help and in much need of food, water and basic essentials.
Overview of the Risk Issue: Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in the United States living memory, affecting 92, 000 square miles, and destroying the majority of New Orleans. Over 1,800 people died and tens of thousands were left homeless and without basic necessities. Katrina evolved into a series of connected crises, with two basic causes. The primary cause was the hurricane itself, and no less damaging, the collapse of man-made levees meant to protect a city built below sea-level. These factors caused a series of cascading problems that characterizes Katrina as an example of a new type of complex crisis.
Hurricanes have heavy rain, strong winds, and big waves that can knock boats over, damage buildings, pull trees from the ground, ruin cars and kill lots of people. ' 'Basic Facts About Hurricanes, ' ' stated hurricanes are among the largest, most powerful storms on Earth. Hurricanes lose strength, as they move over land. Weather in they eye of a hurricane, is usually calm. Hurricanes have led to the death of around 200 million people, over the past 200 years.
On April 15, 1912 at 2:20am the “unsinkable” Titanic disappeared under the waves. This is what happened to the Titanic when it sunk. The people were affected by the cold water and nearly 1,496 people died of hypothermia at the surface. Some of the people might’ve been alive on the inside but on the outside they were dead. One fatal fail the Titanic carried was that the Titanic only carried 16 boats and there were altogether 3,000 people.