The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way. It brought the continuous mistreatment of African Americans once again apparent. It also devastated many states in economic and personal ways. Homes and businesses were destroyed, loved ones were lost and
The controlling of the river should take this idea into account if and when it’s revamped. When the plan to cement the L.A. River was completed in the mid-1900’s, the idea of reducing the risk of flood was the only thing people were thinking about. While the risk of floods are reduced, the surrounding habitats are also reduced in size and quality. The introduction of unnatural physical barriers such as concrete prevent the river’s habitat growing and diversifying (“Los Angeles River”). Plant and wildlife have very little chance to survive in such a disconnected habitat.
In the town of Johnstown they had steal industries that were booming, and it gave steady paychecks to the workers who worked really hard and long shifts of 12 hours long 6 days a week. Since the town was in a valley with hills surrounding it, it didn't have much of a chance if a flood ever occurred. But the people of Johnstown had no idea of the risk they were at. There was a man made lake that was held by a dam that was made of earth but it was so poorly built that it sagged in the middle and leaked, and it was not easy to release water if it ever became too full. In late May of 1889 came clouds of rain as it rained it filled up the reservoir.
FEMA was established in 1979 when people started to complain that because of lack of resources country was not able to rescue or do them properly. In the case of Katrina in Louisiana, even though the FEMA was established they did not follow any plan to rescue the victims. People were trapped for many days without food and shelter, if only plans were implemented, lives would have been saved. The states did their entire job as they send so many letters to federal for help, but it was a federal responsibility to do the next step. Maybe because of miscommunication or misunderstanding planning were going really slow and people were blaming the government for the poor management and the states were blaming government and government were blaming states.
I agree with Karl Shapiro’s statement: “The poet really does see the world differently, and everything in it. He does no deliberately go into training to sharpen his senses; he is a poet because his senses are naturally open and vitally sensitive. But what the poet sees with his always new vision is not what is " imaginary"; he sees what others have forgotten how to see."
Louisiana 's marshes are constantly changing, and it 's costing a lot of money to save it. The cost is $14 billion to stop coastal erosion, which is at a rate of losing 2.5 acres of land per hour. New Yorkers should help pay for the cost too, as they are also being affected levees, man-made and natural causes, economically, environmentally, and socially.
The situation is that a young girl drowned and her body is stuck in an area of heavy current in the river. It will be impossible to retrieve her body without building a temporary dam to divert the flow of water to allow divers to safely retrieve the body. However, the Tamassee River is a river protected by the Wild and Scenic River Act, which is federal law. It states that the river cannot be altered from its natural state in any way, which includes the drilling into the bedrock to install the temporary dam.
Flood Essay Introduction Killing an estimated 1,833 people, Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The flooding alone caused massive devastation and destruction. Millions of people lost their homes and all their possessions. This flood was horrific, but imagine a flood so great that it destroyed all of humanity. This great flood occurs in the stories of Noah, Utnapishtim, and Deucalion.
Village Creek “flows in a general westerly direction for approximately 14 miles through the center of urban Birmingham” (United States Corps of Engineers, 1980, pg 1). Over 700 houses have been removed as part of a flood mitigation program by the City of Birmingham. While many homes have been removed, the area is still prone to flooding and affecting families and businesses. “Village Creek flood plain makes up 53% of Birmingham’s Special Flood Hazard Area” (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2000).
The Everglades used to be a beautiful place that was home to many rare endangered species. But thanks to construction, agbusinesses, and draining the Everglades we have destroyed this one beautiful piece of land. To lead off, a mass increase in construction around and in the Everglades lead to a total destruction of it. In “ The Florida Everglades ” it says “ The construction cuts off the flow of fresh water to the Everglades.”
After watching the movie, “The Return of Cuyahoga River” I was blown away by all of the history, facts, ignorance, and activism displayed in this film. There was so much information packed into this documentary. Information about this 100-mile long river that curves north and then south as it u’s along Lake Erie, and how in “1827 U.S. citizens changed the Cuyahoga River for the first time.” It was originally a swampy marsh infested with mosquitos and caused problems for the city of Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland was a small lazy town until the mouth of the river was widened by humans allowing for mercantile boats to pass by their town.
Every memory jumped back like kangaroos and we cried. This is the most tragic event in Washington, and one of my life's most tragic events. Never going to forget my friends that died because of this mountain. They will always be here to me. The collapse was the largest ever recorded.
On March 12, 1928, the San Francis Dam (made by William Mulholland) collapsed 12 hours after he and his assistant gave it a safety inspection. The broken dam caused about 450 people to be killed. This was the cause of William Mulholland 's horrible reputation. His career came to an end and he lost everyone 's high respect. Some of the people even wanted him to die because he was the cause of them losing some of their family members.
On June 16, 2014 a tornado intruded through Platteville, and happened to damage the school. The tornado was an EF-2, which just happened to cause around $18.8 millions of damage to the campus. Memorial Park was damaged, as well as five other buildings, including surrounding areas as well. The heaviest damage done was done to five structures. The Bridgeway Commons had around $7.3 million worth of damage done.