A hurricane rushes up an American coastline, ravaging everything in its path! At the same time, an earthquake topples buildings in an Asian city! While this situation may be hypothetical, it is completely plausible. When Weldon Kees wrote his poem “The Coming of the Plague” he appeared to notice only the hurricanes, earthquakes, and disasters occurring around him, and found that the sunshine and rainbows found in daydreams arise few and far between. This poem harnesses the pain and sorrow ravaging the country, and the author, at that time.
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.
Island Survival Essay Directions: Read each article posted in Google Classroom. Each article is about information on surviving on a deserted island. Use evidence from both articles as well as evidence from The Cay to Answer the essay prompt below. Essay Prompt: Timothy has a plan for survival as soon as they hit the shore of the cay. Every action is meant to set both Phillip and Timothy up for survival on the island.
Alabama Trip My mom and and dad told me in December that we were going to Gulf Shores, Alabama to visit my grandparents. Gulf Shores is the southernmost town in Alabama, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been there twice when I was little. I remember that I collected seashells and went swimming with Boppa in the pool.
In the website “Michigan Lighthouse Shines on After 50 Years” by Janis Campbell, readers learn about the history of the Point Betsie Lighthouse. In August of 2008 the Michigan Point Betsie Lighthouse lit it’s 150th candle. This lighthouse went into service in 1858 and in 1877, the U.S. lifesaving service opened, so they could control the beach during the night. The lighthouse then became automatic in 1983, but a coast guard personnel continued to monitor Point Betsie. In 2004, the ownership was transferred, so they could begin it’s own life-saving effort on this gorgeous landmark and to this day the Point Betsie shines bright.
Other than the selling of Emma which disconnected her from her loving family, one major event was the escape of Emma and her friends away from their plantation, towards freedom. As you can see, this novel is heartbreaking and powerfully dramatic with a roller coaster of events. Setting Analysis: This book takes place in Georgia, Kentucky, and Philadelphia during the late 1850s and early 1860s. In the beginning of the story, the story takes place in Savannah, Georgia on the Butler plantation.
November Witch Bringing nasty weather to much of northern half of country Strong low pressure fights with high pressure creating havoc across much of the nation Meteorologists call it the November Witch because it is a brew of nasty weather that hits the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley most seasons, brought on by high and low pressure systems duking it out over the area. The November Witch hits the Great Lakes area as well, and is immortalized in the Gordon Lightfoot ballad “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” about the sinking of an iron ore tanker on Lake Superior.
Also, hurricanes cause storm surges which flood areas close to the shore. Interestingly, the NOAA also monitors the national water level. This is of great value, because it may be foreseen that society needs to reduce emissions in order to prevent rising sea levels. Consequently, if nations continue to produce high emissions areas below sea level will flood in a short matter of time. Specifically, Florida is already experiencing such consequences and seaclimate.org, a website that focuses on oceanic temperature and conditions, states that by the year "2050 South Florida will flood in areas reaching more than 4 feet above high tide"(seaclimate.org).
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).
Being prone to motion sickness, but also loving cruises, does not always mix very well. Immediately after waking up on saturday morning I began to feel the effects of the, unnoticeable to most people, rocking motion of the ship. The headaches were the first sign to show, followed by the nauseousness, however the Cruise Line has a simple fix for this issue, Dramamine, given out for free at the concierge desk. Simply take one pill with food and water in the morning and another one before bed, along with staying in the middle of the ship and
In the summer of 1916, New York City was struck by a terrible epidemic. Beginning in Brooklyn, it quickly spread to the other four boroughs. At the time, nobody knew how this disease spread or how to prevent it, so the New Yorkers were sent into a panic. Knowing that diseases lived in filth, the mayor ordered that the streets of New York City be kept clean and to dispose of all garbage quickly and effectively. He also ordered that sick people be quarantined, because that had stopped the spread of sickness in the past.
I referred to unit 7’s discussion post where you outlined your essay. So far your research has proven to make for an interesting essay. I’m sorry I did not find a persuasive thesis statement in Unit 8 though, meaning I’m not convinced that there should be a policy change. I know you stated this is a working thesis statement which was not included in unit 8’s post. If you don’t mind, I would like to give some guidance.
1. . Answer the following questions after reading the front web-page: a. How do athletic trainers mitigate risks? Athletic trainers mitigate risks by assigning physical actives to prevent injuries. b. What are benefits cited on this web-page of physical Activity? Which ones did you already know?
Water Pollution: Harming the Human Health The release of chemicals affects water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, affecting the health of the human population. There are several chemicals which are more common in the Chesapeake Bay than others. A growing concern for the Bay is the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus there is since it continues to grow each year.
For this exercise, I chose to break the norm of walking on the right side of the hallway and using the right door while entering and exiting a building. This norm has been formed to keep order in crowded hallways and avoid running into other people while walking from place-to-place. This norm upholds the values of creating order in crowded spaces, as well as obeying people’s personal space and boundaries. This norm is common in American society because it assures that people walk in an organized fashion and can get where they are going without running into others. When this norm was broken, the flow of traffic in the hallways and stairwells was interrupted and it was more difficult for people to get where they were going in an efficient manner.