Many places or area in the U.S has toxins in it. Mostly in the black and Hispanic community. For example, '' By the 1952, no African-American lived in any Richmond's permanent low-rent housing''. People were living where it was cheap, the community was bad, but that was what they
Katrina was responsible for one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three deaths. It left over a million houses without power and demolished nearly two hundred seventy-five thousand homes. Harvey was accountable for thirty-nine deaths so far and prepared for numbers to rise. Nearly three hundred thousand people have reported loss of power and approximately ten of thousands of homes were damaged due to this storm. Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages.
The Hurricane Katrina disaster is a complex one when analyzed through the interorganizational context of public administration. One of the primary reasons that major failures occurred was due to the deficiencies of intergovernmental relations within government agencies that had a direct tasking of addressing these types of disaster relief at the local, state and federal level. A Frontline investigation describes the political context involved with the crisis as one where “local and state officials failed to plan, the U.S military waited too long, FEMA was poorly lead, the government was indifferent to victims who were mostly poor and black” (Public Broadcasting Service, n.d.). The political context within the Hurricane Katrina disaster mimics
Thousands on thousands of people were lacking the means to provide shelter, food, and clothing for themselves yet alone their families. The Federal government knew about the conditions the African Americans were in and did little to nothing assist the needy. Infections even minor ones left former slaves with the burden of unpaid medical bills or the lack of ability to access the proper medical care that they needed. Shortages of these things caused African Americans to resort to the treatment of the diseases with herbal and home remedies that have been pasted down or figured out by themselves by trial and
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina.
To begin, public hospitals were understaffed and patients were often left without any kind of treatment. According to blogs.cofc.edu, conditions were also deteriorating due to a lack of funding during the Great Depression. This is important because it could explain why Lennie is not getting any actual treatment in the story. People who had a mental disability were also usually
Hurricane Andrew was the fifth most destructive hurricane in the US. Hurricane Andrew is the most powerful hurricanes that occurred in Florida. Power lines were pulled from the ground. People were evacuated from their homes. In all, 65 people died from Hurricane Andrew.
Black’s where being prevented from prospering with no education, no jobs, and not being able to get loans from banks causing the poverty rate to increase. “35% black families had incomes below the poverty threshold in 1959.” (Ghelfi, 1) Overall, the theme of poverty resorts back to the theme of race. If it wasn’t for racism back in the 1950’s black people would have been able to be had, more job opportunities, and their poverty rate would have been lower.
The Hurricane Betsy struck at New Orleans in 1965. The police statistics showed that burglaries reported to the police fell from 617 to 425 comparing to the same month in the previous year. There was a decline of major crime 26%. Thefts of over $50 dropped around 13% and these of under $50 also dropped 30%.
Campanella also points out that Lakeview, a rich, white neighborhood, was also low lying and completely flooded as well. However, as we saw in lecture, people in Lakeview were less severely affected because they were more informed about the impending storm and had the means to evacuate, indicating once again the imbalances of power at play in disadvantaged black communities. In addition, it should be noted that the geography of Lakeview was not typical for most white neighborhoods. The artificially raised areas near the river where whites mainly lived was not hit nearly as
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
Why is it that communities like these are the ones that are being affected? Another thing these two have in common are that they are poorly represented and have no influence because this is a very poor community. This leaves them vulnerable to be taken advantage of by the city. The only difference between the two of them is Flint was publicized across the U.S. and it affected more people. Sand Branch on the other hand, may have had less victims but in the 138 years of this communities existence
In 2005, August 29th, hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast. This impacted both Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana alone, there were 971 hurricane Katrina related deaths. In total, the amount of recorded deaths because of hurricane Katrina were
This paper focuses on the most intense hurricanes in the peninsula’s recent history, namely Hurricane Gilbert and Hurricane Dean. Hurricane Gilbert occurred in September 1988 and passed across the northern portions of the peninsula. When it made landfall around Cancun in Quintana Roo it was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 180 mph and slowly weakened over the peninsula to become a Category 2 storm as it left the Yucatan region. Hurricane Dean went through the southern portions of the peninsula in August 2007. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 storm with 165 mph sustained winds, and also weakened to become a Category 2 storm as it exited Campeche.