Even though the hurricane only physically hit some southern states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, this catastrophic event affected all of the United States. Before it even made landfall, the storm was already causing damage in the Gulf. The Gulf was the center of oil production for the nation, but was greatly impacted as the hurricane took the route through the Gulf to enter the United States. Oil production went down 92 %, causing a temporary shutdown until safe to begin production again. The entire U.S. was not prepared for the wrath of Katrina.
Also, because of the lack of health care, diseases such as hepatitis, typhoid fever, and malaria run rampant. This causes the average life span to range from the mid to late forties. In the video, Poverty in Haiti, Chad Thompson describes his experience in Haiti just four months after the massive earthquake. The information on media and news regarding the poverty in the destroyed country was not nearly as severe as what was actually happening. Children were running barefoot in sewage infested streets with pieces of glass everywhere.
Statement of the Problem Among the events that have had a drastic shaping on human events throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are natural disasters. Often times, a natural disaster will leave residents of affected areas in a state of awe as they seek to understand what exactly happened. One such example is Hurricane Hugo. Hurricane Hugo was a storm that dealt damage to the entire coast of South Carolina in September, 1989. However, one problem that historians have run into with the discussion on Hurricane Hugo is that very few works have been written on the overlying impact Hurricane Hugo had on the entire Low Country of South Carolina.
The city had no way of stopping it because this has never happened before so they flooded areas that had been flooded to try to protect other places. During this point there wasn 't much to do except to get your most valuable items and get out. Hurricane Harvey was one of the biggest catastrophic event the U.S has ever seen, the recorded rainfall and the release of the reservoirs were the two biggest factors beside the actual storm itself. The rainfall caused everywhere to over flood all over the city to the point where there wasn 't anything we could do. Also, the reservoirs made the flooding only worse since all the water held up was all released into the bayou’s and the city.
Many people questioned the role of the media since the media seemed not to do their job. Instead of using media as a tool to communicate with society and government, the media was used more as a way of scaring. In the article, The ‘Appalling’ Ways The Media Framed the Narrative After Hurricane Katrina written by Rahel Gebreyes and published in Huffington Post Gebreyes points out the lack of language the journalist new about disasters. Luckily natural disasters like this do not happen often so most of the journalists were covering news like this for the first time and maybe their only time in their life. In the article "Race and Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina: Analysis, Implications, and Future Research Questions."
The Haiti earthquake last 2010 provided a terrifying major earthquake that cause a population loss of between 100,000 and 316,000. Aside from its weaknesses preparations for such disasters, the aid sector was also unequipped for the urban challenge. Other large-scale disasters such as the Tohoku earthquake in Japan last 2011 and tsunami, and the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last 2013 as well as other numerous smaller disasters triggered by natural phenomena reinforce the increasing threat of such
In 2005 New Orleans was inundated by the hurricane Katrina, where 80% of the city area was under water. This natural disaster was predicted through electronic devices that monitor natural disasters and forewarn people about hurricanes or other types of catastrophes. However, there still were a lot of destructions and deaths. The main reasons for that large amount of deaths and destructions were because the government did not take enough responsibility to prevent New Orleans from flooding and to save people from this extreme situation. Another reason was because people were not evacuated from that city before the hurricane.
Katrina was caused by human error and natural forces. An Army Corps of Engineers contractor failed to adequately plug holes left. Those holes allowed Katrina’s surge to go underneath the 14-foot wall, contributing to its failure. “On August 23, 2003 Katrina formed about 200 miles outside of the Bahamas” [ Kim Ann Zimmermann]. In New Orleans during Katrina there were over 50 levee failures different times throughout the day there were 28 levee failures in the first 24 hours.
Hurricane don’t normally hit the Northeast coast and that is why the hurricane of 1938 was a big surprise and not a good one. Just imagine it 's a beautiful day outside and you have plans to go to the beach with your friends or just play outside and then a disastrous hurricane hits. The people that live there have never seen a hurricane and were definitely not prepared for this one.There was weather conditions,impacts,and many other conditions that people weren 't ready for. One thing they didn 't expect was the destructive weather conditions that the hurricane brang. What was even worse was it had rained for 4 days in a row even before the hurricane had hit.
Even though, fingers pointed in all directions, rescue efforts were poorly planned, orchestrated as well as executed. While many agencies and organization were trying to send relief to New Orleans, there was no clear person or group coordinating the efforts. Hurricane Katrina revealed the need for greater integration, better plans and exercises not only throughout federal government, but also with the state and local governments as well. Command and Control Command relationships are a crucial
However there was additional devastation and neglect to be found in the rescue of the citizens of New Orleans. The Un Human Rights Committee issued a report in 2006 that showed how our Government failed to make sure plans were in place to ensure that the black citizens of New Orleans were included in a plan to make sure they had adequate housing and healthcare available after the disaster. Not only were blacks affected, but people in the handicap group were also. New Orleans and the surrounding areas in the gulf coast region had plenty of warning, but yet there were numerous lives lost and more devastation with the people themselves than the property that could not have been saved. This toll does not include the losses suffered by those who are handicapped and depend on aids, such as service dogs, wheelchairs and the likes they need for everyday survival.
Following the tragic event, the Water and Sewage Board in New Orleans ordered taller levees to be constructed. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 caused leaders to redesign the levee system and the responsibility of levee construction was placed under the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Once again citizens of New Orleans started to reconstruct their city after another natural disaster. Only forty years later Hurricane Katrina, the unfortunate event that was due to the failure of levees to withhold water, left many homeless, dead and looting for survival. Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support.
It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans local & federal legislation should supply the money in order to secure the well being of the city. During the reconstruction period, New Orleans local officials were looking for a massive amount of aid in
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.
However, the domino affect was proved wrong because the loss of South Vietnam to communism did not immediately effect what happened in governments of other countries. News of atrocities such as the killings at My Lai, lost the US its claim to having high moral standards, and its status as the world 's defender of freedom and righteousness. Nearly 700,000 Vietnam veterans suffered psychological after-effects. Many of these veterans also were not really ever even properly thanked for their service. The leaders the Vietnam War played a major role in the events that took place.