Then beginning on May 9th 1934 a strong two day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains top soil in one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago where dirt fell like snow. Two days later on May 11th the same storm reached cites in the east such as Buffalo, Boston, New York City and Washington D.C. That winter red snow fell on New England. On April 14th 1935 known as Black Sunday twenty of the worst Black Blizzards occurred throughout the Dust Bowl, causing extensive damage and turning the day to night. It was so bad that people could not see five feet in front of them at certain points.
Blizzard can last for two hours. Blizzards cannot be as accurately predicted as earthquakes or tsunamis. Blizzards usually cover the roads with snow and the snow is so powerful that it can even overwhelm the cars. The winds which occur along with blizzards usually uproot trees. Houses with very thin and soft roofs are easily damaged because of blizzards.
The blizzard on January 12, 1888 will forever be known as one of the most disastrous storms in history. The storm earned the name “the children’s blizzard” because so many children lives were taken in this malicious storm. Could something have been done to prevent such a large death toll? Yes. If the proper steps had been taken to warn the people of the approaching bad weather, then many could have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their family and livestock.
In the 1850’s, some pioneers began to choose to immigrate to Canada rather than the US. The land there was untamed and the terrain difficult compared to America, which had already been settled for around 200 years. The frontier life in Canada revolved around the basic needs. Pioneers built the country from the ground up, starting with simple log cabins. The long, cold winters and harsh wilderness kept it from being an overly popular frontier, and to this day, despite being larger than its southern neighbor, is over nine times less populous.
Tornadoes are the most violent storms ever. They have caused deaths of many people. Then they also destroyed many buildings and acres of land. Many people are not friends with tornadoes as they sometimes destroy someone's business, and lead people's careers to an end. Also some people are just unlucky, because the country they live might have a lot of tornadoes.
The weight of the snow bends the trees and covers the town in white -- compared the darkness that lies below. Snow falls for the long, imprisoning months of winter. In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton utilizes snow as a facade to not only cover darkness but also reveal the reality underneath. Zeena and Ethan’s loveless marriage hides within their home, just as white, soft snow piles and weighs down on the ground. Continually, Wharton describes Zeena as displeasing to the
As most of U.S. prepares for cold temperatures and lots of snow and ice, the majority of the people are probably taking pleasure in the fact that it means that they could bundle up and go sledding with their close ones. Sadly, many of them are most likely to be hospitalized and severely hurt in a harmful way. In a similar matter, Source A presents the following: “Nationwide, sledding injuries sent nearly 230,000 kids to emergency rooms between 1997 and 2007.” This astonishing fact completely real because of lack of experience, lack of safety, and lack of awareness. If people focused on what they were doing, they wouldn’t have to endure all of the misery. Recent studies more and more cities are banning the winter fun because of injury concerns, lawsuits, and liability.
As the conditions grew worse for the Donner Party, they built more cabins, but their animals wandered off, and they were left with hardly anything to eat, including “family pets, bones, twigs, a concoction described as "glue," strings and, eventually, human remains” (news.discovery.com). Realizing that they would all starve to death if they did not do anything, the group sent out fifteen people to travel to Sutter’s Fort and bring supplies. As a result of the malnutrition and cold, eight of this party died, and the rest of the desperate group cannibalized seven of them. As soon as the remainder of the party reached the other side of the mountains, messages were sent out, and the first rescue group went to the Donner
Tornadoes typically kill 60-80 people per annum and injure more than 1500 people. Most of the deaths come from flying debris. The most violent tornadoes (EF4 and EF5 on The Enhanced Fujita Scale) only make up 2% of all tornadoes but they account for 70% of all the deaths. A significant part of tornadoes is property damage. Mild tornadoes can take roofs off of houses but strong tornadoes can completely level buildings.
Thousands of prisoners died from starvation, cold or exhaustion. The marches were usually held in winter, and prisoners had to walk miles with little rest while SS guards swapped groups to rest. Any prisoners that fell or lagged behind were shot and left on the road. The prisoners scooped up snow to drink, and were given little food throughout the march. They could not save the food to make it last longer and had to eat it at once for fear of other stronger captives stealing it (Ancona-Vincent).
Bruce Chadwick Valley Forge was a disaster because of the lack of supplies and the bungling. Morristown has the elements. It was verbally expressed to be the worst winter in the history of North America . There were 26 snow storms; six of blizzard proportions. It was so algid there in the month of January on all but two days, the temperature was below freezing.
Until January 23rd Long Island had a relatively mild winter: then Blizzard Jonas swept the Eastern Coast. Storm Jonas originated in the Midwest and moved eastwardly, mainly hitting the Mid-Atlantic territory. A total of 31 states received snow from Winter Storm Jonas. Of those states 14 received at least a foot of snow, and 6 received 30 or more inches. The blizzard was the second largest snowstorm on record in New York City’s history.
Because of the little money the farmers were making many were forced to leave and find work elsewhere. One-fourth of the people who lived in the Dust Bowl left the region. Many of them had skills beyond farming, and when they didn’t find work they suffered extreme poverty. (UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters. Ed.
The storm flooded whole streets in the suburban areas, shutdown subway lines, left millions of homes without power for weeks, closed major airports, and resulted in the evacuation of over 370,000 people in the city (Dolnick NYTimes). Experts believe that the storm also created mini-tornadoes causing even more untold damage that totaled to 15.8 million dollars in damages (Dolnick NYTimes). This storm, that stuck about one year before Sandy, was many New Yorkers’ first experience of a storm that violent. When Irene made contact with New York, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, not a hurricane. This storm is important because it resulted in many policy changes in New York’s legislation in terms of storm preparation and preparedness.
They slept almost every night in temperatures below thirty degrees, they also slept naked with no blankets. If your body gets too cold you can get hypothermia, which can lead to effected body parts getting amputated or even death. They said during these times they would collect corpses by the hundreds every day, now i see why. "Around the middle fo January, my right foor began to swell from the cold. I could not stand it.