On August 29, 2005, my home was destroyed. Hurricane Katrina had made her arrival. I remember the howl of her rattling winds as I sat in my uncle’s house in Baton Rouge. I watched her violent tears fall from the darkened skies. Unbeknownst to me, the levees were bursting, filling my childhood home in St. Bernard Parish with over ten feet of water. My family’s temporary displacement became permanent as Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Everything we had come to know was no longer, forcing our lives had to begin anew. Building a new life from the ground-up was a challenge, but it taught me to cherish my family, to appreciate the little things, and to see the beautiful rather than the gruesome. The one thing my family …show more content…
Ten years ago, the Katrina victims at Dutchtown Primary School were called to the office. Each of us was given a handmade pillow and a letter. That night, I laid my head on the pillow, and ever since, I have slept with it every night. A single cushion covered in ordinary fabric has become my most valuable possession. It has followed me through many moves and has continued to be there through my late-night laughs, cries, frustrations, and thoughts. The hard-work and compassion of the maker is embodied within it. The overwhelming appreciation I feel when I look at this ordinary act of kindness is something that cannot be …show more content…
Participants are required to obtain a minimum of ninety hours in a healthcare environment. I spent numerous hours wrapping, stretching, and icing athletes before and after practices and games under the supervision of the school athletic trainer. Before the end of my first year in the program, I was encouraged to apply to be a volunteer at the Baton Rouge General Hospital. That summer, I worked for a few hours every Wednesday in the oncology department. Even though the job merely entailed answering phone calls and bringing ice water to patients, I thoroughly enjoyed what I was doing. With the support of the Allied Health sponsor, I applied to be a medical science student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe President’s Academy the following summer. Through this program, I participated in college-level labs and professional externships specifically tailored for students with my interests. I was challenged to apply the knowledge I learned through solving a hypothetical pandemic with a group of other students. This experience showed me that I do have what it takes to be successful in the medical
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Response Comparison: Hurricane Katrina VS. San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Armstrong, Troy Union Institute & University Critical Incident Management-Response Course Spring 2022-2023 Term Instructor Ron Santo Abstract In comparison, there were many differences between the 2005 Hurricane Katrina response and the December 2015 response to the San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks. There were main strengths and opportunities for improvement identified in both responses specific to emergency services.
Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche begins by discussing the westernization of illness in other countries. The book, which was written by Ethan Watters, gives four examples of the Americanization of illness, discussing anorexia in Hong Kong, PTSD in Sri Lanka, schizophrenia in Zanzibar, and depression in Japan. The first chapter, “The Rise of Anorexia in Hong Kong”, begins with Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee has spent years studying anorexia, and has found the course of the disease has changed throughout history, especially after the introduction of the DSM. In early research, Dr. Lee found that many clients who reported an anorexia- type disease showed physical symptoms, such as stomachaches and feelings of a blocked esophagus.
When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee is a documentary based on the remembrance of hurricane Katrina that sabotaged the victims mainly in New Orleans, Gulf State of Louisiana; and other US states including Mississippi; Alabama and Florida. This documentary briefly summarizes on a fight or flight struggle of many citizens in New Orleans had to challenge in their lives. To start off, in the beginning of the documentary the mayor highly suggested the citizens evacuate their home country. Some residents were in denial and refused to leave their home country while others decided to leave because they wanted to survive and protect their family. Some of the citizens were prideful and strong about their city so they were in denial of evacuating.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place.
In both “Ninth ward” and “Response like second disaster”, the authors Jewell Parker Rhodes and Anna Badkhen present the real world issue of Hurricane Katrina. How it affected the lives of millions of people, spactiflicle in New Orleans. In the “Ninth ward” it’s about the survival after the hurricane. While in “response like second disaster” it is about the aftermath of the hurricane. How people reacted and how the government reacted.
Evidently, some had predicted the events that took place during this period as analysts had indicated that New Orleans was sitting on a time bomb. The injuries and human deaths as well as damage and destruction to property that were witnessed during the period were results of long periods of political disputes, unstructured land development and mismanaged planning. However, the disaster took place and the New Orleans population has made significant steps towards moving on and reconstructing their lives. All strategies by the government and populations in New Orleans have been focused towards rebuilding a familiar New Orleans as well as reconstruction in a safer and more equitable way. Indeed, the victims as well as stakeholders in the New Orleans area have learnt significant lessons after the hurricane and they are using these lessons to reconstruct their lives and
Furthermore, Fema focused more of their financial resources toward massive incarceration during hurricane Katrina. Fema priorities on how the handle funding resource during the after math of Karina, they focused more on crimes rather than helping victims. Fema overseen and run by homeland security directed there attention towards crimes and terrorist, instead of quickly making funds accessible to resident with no place live. Fema paid for this prison system to operate and covered inmates cost of living during the time spent in prison. Fema sent law officials to arrest New Orleans residents.
Every once in a while, a nation faces a calamity which shakes its very core and that incident happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the US, more specifically the city of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 Hurricane which is estimated to have killed over a thousand people. Although Hurricane Katrina caused destruction on many coasts of the US, however, nothing matches the destruction that happened in New Orleans, Louisiana. What makes this issue more devastating and at the same time interesting is that in the case of New Orleans, it was not only nature that caused all the destruction, man played an important role as well, and that’s when the Levee in New Orleans broke. Although many short films and documents have been made on the subject, one of the most interesting and heart wrenching documentary has been made by Spike Lee, When the Levees Broke.
I was born in a really poor place in the Caribbean called Haiti. When I was 9 years old, my family moved to the United States, because I was doing things I am not proud of. Later on, I went back to Haiti after an earthquake ravaged my homeland and left nothing, but destruction and sadness in the people’s lives. Some of my family were also still there. I called them to ask them how they were and to make sure they weren’t hurt.
What was Hurricane Katrina? Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the United States. Katrina first made landfall on August 29, 2005 and struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hurricane Katrina was first announced as a Category 3 hurricane and with time it soon grew into a Category 5 hurricane.
The city had so much rainfall that the flood dams over filled and they had to release it no matter what, the citizens couldn 't do anything about it. “Both reservoir outlet gates are open and releasing stormwater into Buffalo Bayou. House flooding is occurring in adjacent neighborhoods, and roadways that run through the reservoirs are underwater. Some 3,000 homes near Addicks reservoir and 1,000 homes near Barker are inundated due to water release.”
On August 29, 2005, a category five hurricane, named Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and destroyed everything in its path. As all the other residents of New Orleans, I was one of the people who experienced this horrible disaster. No one ever predicts that this kind of thing will ever happen to them. Everyone has their story about what happened to them during Hurricane Katrina, but I am going to tell you about my experience and how to affected my life.
In the novel Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward, Esch and her family struggles with life in the Pit, while also facing the incoming impact of Hurricane Katrina. The main reason for this struggle is poverty. Rural poverty in Mississippi is a very common and pressing issue. Many families live below the poverty line and are without important essentials, such as healthcare. The lives of these families are reflected through Esch and her own one.
Additionally, scientists had been warning New Orleans and the government that climate change would lead to increased storm activity and that the city’s defenses weren’t strong enough for such a storm. However, these warnings were ignored by the government and no preventative measures were taken which has influenced the effects of the storm. The reason for the poor response of the government and their negligence of the warnings is arguable. However, it is positive that the reason for this is that the majority of the people affected were the poor, and mostly colored, citizen of New Orleans. The city is racially and economically segregated and these citizen lived in the lower parts of the city, which go down to 11 feet below sea level.
Christmas plays a huge role in every kid’s childhood, but not every kid is fortunate enough to have one. No matter what situation my family has been in I was always fortunate to wake up Christmas morning to gift under the tree, but now I understand that Christmas is not about what you get, but about what you are able to give back. To play a part in something as beautiful as in helping a kid have a better childhood really touched my heart and helped me see past the material things in life. Often people take for granted that they have gifts under the tree, or the luxury of having an iPhone, or nice clothes, but never stop to realize that there are people in the same community that don’t even have the luxury of waking up to a hot meal or clean clothes to wear. I can see, that a small personal gift under the tree can bring joy to a kid’s life, but it is also much more.