Hurricane Informative Speech Outline

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Setting It was when I lived in America (Closter, NJ), during the fall of 2012 – back when I was in sixth grade.

Attention Catcher I’m positive everyone’s been to a theme park at least once, regardless of location or type. Admit it: when you go to theme parks, you get this impossible urge to challenge yourself by going on its scariest rides. Of course, you get to gift shops after that - gift shops that have souvenirs celebrating your near-death experience, to the likes of “I survived the Incredible Hulk Coaster!” I’m starting to think I need a shirt like that too, but with “I survived Hurricane Sandy!” on it, if you know what I mean.
Thesis of the speech Natural disasters are worse than they look on TV – especially when you’re experiencing them yourself.
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Rising Action •Summary of what happened
I actually didn’t worry at all when I started hearing about Hurricane Sandy and its atrocities in the upper northeast states of America. I’d always imagined hurricanes to be deadly in warm areas, and New Jersey was honestly nothing near warm at the time. Plus, I was too excited over what my mom told me: “You’re not going to school for the rest of the week!” Anyhow, I should have known better – because things were just starting then.
The skies were a tad cloudy and grey that day, with some heavy rain – but I considered that nothing out of the ordinary. I mean, fall weather isn’t ideal. But the wind was particularly strong that day. On the local news network, there was a live report of everything related to Sandy. About one or two hours into the storm, our TV began to flicker like a classic scene in a horror movie – and before we all knew it, the power was out.
•Visual language:
About one or two hours into the storm, our TV began to flicker like a classic scene in a horror movie – and before we all knew it, the power was out.
•Dialogues:
”You’re not going to school for the rest of the week!”
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