School shootings have became a big problem in the United States and something needs to be done to stop them from happening. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida was just a normal high school. It had over 3,000 students 9-12th grade. On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a shooter pulled the fire alarm and threw smoke bombs before he made his way through the school campus and started shooting as people began running through the smoke. When he pulled the fire alarms, everyone thought there was a fire so they were trying to get out.
Waking up at seven-thirty isn’t normally considered second-rate, but when you’ve stayed up until past dawn the only thing you crave is more sleep. At first I could barely open my eyes, the moment I did, I immediately regretted my decision. The sun had already risen and just so happened to be right in my direction, how pleasant? Our first game that today (one of five) game against the second worst team in the U11 age division. The Redhawks were considered laughing stocks, until they played us.
There house was perfect when they got home because they put boards on the windows. Not very many people survived hurricane Tera it was a tragic event in the history of the United States. This was the worst event to ever take place on American soil. If you hear about a hurricane you should evacuate as quick as you can because you never know how bad the hurricane will be or if it will kill you. If I would have known about the hurricane earlier I could have helped save people and I could have put boards over all
The Catcher in the Rye “I was only thirteen and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all because i broke all the windows in the garage. I don 't blame them. I really don 't i slept in the garage the night he died and i broke all the goddam windows with my fist” (Salinger 78).
It broke my heart because I couldn’t believe the city I was born in and had memories was just washed away. At this point, I knew there was no returning home for my family and me. This life-altering event made me see how blessed I was and at any moment I could I have been stranded on the rooftop, or just trying to make it to higher ground because of the rising waters. There were many casualties as a result of Hurricane Katrina and still hundreds of people haven’t been found. It took a few weeks for the water to recede and then people were allowed to return home to inspect
Earlier he also states, “There were no docks for our ships. We had to wade ashore from landing craft through a driving rainstorm. The rainy season on Pavuvu-- when more than six feet of rain (that’s seventy-two inches) falls in an average year-- was supposed to be over already, but it must’ve been running late that spring” (Jim 187). This again also shows how he goes into great detail, but not too much, to show what it was like just to get to the island. By giving this amount of detail, the memoir goes from being just static words to a whole movie wrapped up into a
The Joplin Tornado was a very extreme F-5 tornado that killed and injured many people. To begin, the articles "The Evil Swirling Darkness" and the article "A Storm Chaser 's First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" both give very different accounts of what happened the day of the tornado. One example of a difference between the two articles is how the second article talks a lot about how after the tornado had finished, there were no emergency responders that came to help the people who had experienced the tornado. The second article talks about this towards it 's end. Another difference between the two articles is that the storm chaser article talks about pulling people out from the rubble after the tornado took place.
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.
Last friday, a tragedy happened in the parking lot of Trey Community College in Springfield, Kentucky. What seemed to be an average morning turned into a scene from a horror movie. On this seemingly regular Friday morning, a sophomore student, Isaiah Teller, took out a gun and fired four shots at his fellow students, and then one at himself. Teller’s mother, Emily Teller, says that this may have been avoided, “He never really liked people. Was always anti-social.”
oh my, how the cultural shock was real. Besides the fact that everyone incorrectly calls pop, “soda,” I sincerely did not know what my father was dragging me into. Everything seemed so off when we arrived a week before my 15th birthday. The trees were all of pine or palm, the air thick enough to slice through with a butter knife, and the state’s soil is more of sand than actual dirt, making the grass stiff and itchy- something
on Friday morning, Unified Command reported that 5 percent of the fire has been contained and is expecting full containment of the fire by next Wednesday. Santa Barbara County Sheriff said that one of the department’s jail buses was sent to Refugio campground to pick up about 30 campers who had no transportation. Parks and campgrounds have evacuated hundreds of people after the first eruption of fire and have cancelled all appointments through next Friday. Charlie and Elizabeth Hatten were out camping at El Capitan State Beach when the fire had erupted.
Although Hurricane Katrina wasn’t expected to ever hit land, it is one of the biggest storms to hit the United States. The storm devastated the city and the country more than anyone would have every thought. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, displays many of the disastrous events that take place during and after Hurricane Katrina. The book follows Zeitoun and his wife Kathy, a Muslim couple, with four kids and their own painting business, through the storm. After the storm, while Kathy and the kids are staying with friends and family, Zeitoun rides around in his canoe rescuing survivors and watching his properties which has a phone he uses to keep in touch with Kathy.
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.
On Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 a tornado tore through the town of Smithville, Mississippi. The residents of Smithville had been going about their business. They knew of the storm, but no one really expected anything to come of it. The tornado sirens had been going on and off most of the morning, everyone started to grow quite accustom to, but still quite annoyed by, the noise that seemed as though it just would not go away. Most people may only have a faint memory of that day.
Growing up in Jamaica it is safe to say my life has been anything but normal. I have seen and done the impossible but one thing stands out above the rest and it was the time I took a shower in a category 4 hurricane. In 2004 when Hurricane Ivan hit Jamaica, I was a 6 year old in first grade. It was absolutely disastrous, causing many fatalities and even left some people homeless and sick.