I realized that there something dreadful had happened. I peered into the cloud, but I could not see a trace of that building. As I waited the dust began to settle.” (page 2 paragraph 4). Emma Burke and Fred Hewitt’s Personal Narratives are very different when talking about how people were affected by the tragedy. For Example Fred Hewitt states “For an hour more after that terrible shock, which shook the buildings of all San Francisco to the very foundations, people wandered about in an insane fashion.
Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns. Overall Katrina had a huge negative impact on the U.S. Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal moment in history because it caused lots of damage and destruction to lives in the Gulf Coast of the
Katrina flooded the power. Without power, nobody would have access to the internet or lights. New Orleans has been hit with a hurricane 6 times. Katrina caused $108 billion in damage. At the time, 80% of the city had been evacuated (covered with water).
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. Thus, after days of delay, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) staged their command center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a majority of the damage
The system that was in place to protect the city had failed. 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.
Hurricane Mississippi Tornado 1971 According to the Oxford English Dictionary, I found a tornado to be a mobile destructive vortex of violently rotating winds, having the appearance of a funnel shaped cloud, and advancing beneath a large storm system. "Tornado” ( Oxford English Dictionary) In February 1971 the Hurricane School was destroyed by a winter tornado. A winter tornado is more destructive due to them seeming to be a thunder storm although a tornado. Although a tornado can be life threatening and cause destruction, the aftermath can result in bringing a community together. On February 21, 1971 three primary killer tornadoes began late that balmy Sunday afternoon: The air was so humid my mother and her cousin talk about when you
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.
Flood Essay Introduction Killing an estimated 1,833 people, Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The flooding alone caused massive devastation and destruction. Millions of people lost their homes and all their possessions. This flood was horrific, but imagine a flood so great that it destroyed all of humanity. This great flood occurs in the stories of Noah, Utnapishtim, and Deucalion.
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 destruction of the earthquake and the fires that followed resulted in the estimated death of more than 3,000 citizens, property damage of $400,000,000, and homeless population of 200,000. With nearly every building leveled and the majority of citizens scattered throughout the city, large companies and businesses were forced to shut down or relocate, damaging the city's economy even greater. As a result, nearly every citizen of San Francisco was left jobless and unable to care for themselves or their family. In addition to the sudden skyrocket in unemployment, a large sum of San Francisco's refugees in need of urgent care could no longer wait for municipal or federal support and began relocating in available sources of aid such as Oakland. In response, social developments like relief services in San Francisco and from around the country organized throughout the city in an attempt to keep its population from lowering any further by providing aid for victims
“A sea of wreckage spread in every direction. Houses had disintegrated. Isaac looked for landmarks and saw none”(230). He says this to describe, just how bad it was. You could walk down your own street, that you have lived at for years and you would not even recognize it, from all the damage the hurricane had done.
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months. When the flood finally ended on August 31, 1927, lives were destroyed along with houses, stores and even towns. I think this was a very important part of our history because of the ways that it affected our
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
Black on Black violence in New Orleans Louisiana has risen exponentially ever since the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, a problem that can be solved by the coming together of the African American community to protect each other’s back. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and left an impact that could not properly be described by any set of words. The main problem that everyone could see was that a great city had been completely obliterated. The dilemma that was overlooked by practically everyone was that the entire city had shut down. The Mayor at the time, Mayor Ray Nagin called for a mandatory evacuation of the city for the Hurricane, but due to the history of false calls with storms that were said to