Exemplification Essay: Flooding In The Trailer Park

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Flooding in the Trailer Park- 1972 One summer day Carol’s mother called to make sure she was okay. Carol had heard that Hurricane Agnes was approaching the area she lived in Pennsylvania but it was just a steady rain outside her window. An hour later the answer to her mother’s question would have been completely different. “I was worried about how deep the water was going to get and if I would have a home to return to after the hurricane had passed.” It was back in 1972, Carol Snyder was 23 and living in a trailer park with her husband, Richard. At the time, Hurricane Agnes passed through Stony Creek, Pennsylvania causing them to have to evacuate. Hurricane Agnes was a natural disaster that swept across the east coast of the United States from June fourteenth to…show more content…
If it starts to overflow, we would have to evacuate.” “We new that there was a nearby creek but we did not realize that additional water from the dam also went into the creek. We had never considered the possibility that it could flood. Not until the day Hurricane Agnes hit.” When she went to call Richard she realized the phone was dead. Without any way of getting out of the trailer park in the case they had to evacuate, she went to her neighbor’s house to ask her what she was going to do. Her neighbor was driving to her mother’s house in Reading, Pennsylvania and offered for Carol to come along. Without any other choice, she agreed to go along. “Before I even left my neighbor’s house, the man came again and told us that we needed to leave immediately because the creek was overflowing.” After running to her trailer and grabbing her purse, she jumped in her neighbor’s car. They started to drive to Reading. “I was grateful to have my neighbor driving because I was incredibly scared. I was worried about how deep the water was going to get and if I would have a home to return to after the hurricane had

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