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.
How could such a devastating event have such positive effects? A crucial element of Chicago’s history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 can be understood by studying the cause of its severity, its impact on the city, and the recovery efforts of the people. The widespread effects of the fire were caused by adverse weather conditions and the origin of the fire. The months leading up to fire incorporated all the elements necessary for a fire to begin, as a terrible drought plagued the city during the four months prior to the fire: from the months of July to October, less than three inches of rain had fallen (McNamara).
The article describes the events that happened at Memorial Medical Center during and immediately following Hurricane Katrine in Uptown New Orleans. Once the power was knocked out and running water, the hospital tempter rose to about 100 degrees and resources became limited. As resources became limited Anna Pou was force to result to triage which she was not trained for, therefore her method of triage was questioned. Another doctor, Cook, who was the administrator of Memorial ; his methods of patient care were also questioned. In order to evacuate the hospital in the time frame given to him by the state police, Cook gave Pou instructions on how kill four ICU patients who were obese.
A huge line of black people would line up in protest. The deputes came too, keeping them from getting water or food the entire time. From seven to four thirty, Everyone would line up in 95 degree weather without water or food. After JFK Died, John made a protest where everyone in the protest would buy a share of the dobbs corporation, and when they went to eat there, they were denied service to their own diner. He recruited many staffers, but before they could do anything, three went missing.
I t’s been 145 years, when the fire struck Chicago and the history still goes on today, and today is the anniversary of that event that happened in 1871, and when it was all burned to the ground. It was a beautiful day in our Chicago home, but very dry weather, but still everything was going well for everyone. It was milking day for Mrs. Catherine O’Leary on Tuesday, October 8, 1871 (milking day) however, the cause of the fire has never been told because it spread so quickly, spreading 4.2 square miles in just 2 days, and destroying buildings, houses, and even jumping across rivers. It was a great deal of sadness because lots of lives were lost. Theories have shown that Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow when suddenly fire spilt apart on that
In cities like Seattle, Washington, the minimum wage raise has been adopted. Seattle 's local government intended to increase their unimpressive employment rates. The rates had been rising slowly over past years. Almost as soon as the minimum wage was raised to fifteen dollars, the once climbing employment rates faced immediate decline.
I am innocent” (Pfeifer, “Historic”; “Shipp”). After the death of Ed Johnson, there was much protest from the blacks in the community (“Shipp”). As a result, the mayor of Chattanooga closed all saloons and deputized 200 men (“Shipp”). Even people outside of Chattanooga were affected by Johnson’s death (Pfeifer, “Historic”; “Shipp”). The Supreme Court was shocked and infuriated (Pfeifer, “Historic”).
The 1854 cholera outbreak was potentially one of the worst epidemics London has seen in its recent history, having eliminated around seven hundred people in just two weeks. In book The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson tells a thought-provoking tale about two different men who approached the spread of a microscopic bacterium in a growing urban city, and how their actions had changed the world. This particular cholera outbreak that swept through Broad Street in Soho district of London in 1854 led to the invention of modern life because it ultimately resulted in the transition from superstition to medical and scientific reasoning, the advances in modern epidemiology and the refurbishment of city infrastructures. John Snow’s role in the combat against the cholera outbreak brought medical and scientific reasoning into light. In the past, people widely believed in superstitions such as the
Los Angeles has become the first city to have over whelming homeless people that caused an emergency for help. The homeless people in LA grew starting from their freeway flooding to the chic sidewalks of Venice Bench. The Municipal official declared the emergency on Tuesday. The National Experts on homelessness say Los Angeles has a severe and persistent problem with people living on the streets rather than in shelter homes with an estimate of 26,000 people. In Urban Areas they have rise the cost of living to try and keep people out of there public spaces.
As mentioned in my first paragraph, AIDS was first recognised in In 1981 and It was recognised as a global killer, AIDS now threatens to excel the Black Death of the 14th century and the influenza pandemic which was from 1918–1920. Each of which killed not less than 50 million people (Kohn,G, 1995). Some of the emerging and ‘re-emerging diseases that have followed the appearance of AIDS have been minor curiosities, for example; in 2003 there were cases of monkey pox imported into the United States (Wisconsin, 2003) whereas other infections. Such as severe acute respiratory syndrome emerged in the same year, but have had a worldwide impact. Emerging infections can be expected to remain a considerable Challenge for the future.
FLQ’s total disregard for human lives was evident from their most devastating attack on the Montreal stock exchange, on Feb. 13th 1969, This explosion caused massive destruction, estimated in the millions of dollars, and seriously injured 27 people. Despite such gruesome acts by the terrorist organization like FLQ, the authorities in the province of Quebec seemed powerless as they were unable to raid and make arrest of suspects unless they are granted warrants, which sometimes took months to obtain. Some people might argue that only two high profile kidnappings don’t provide
This message saved Passenger Train No. 10, the overnight train that was coming from Saint John, New Brunswick. The train was due to arrive in Halifax at 8:55 am, to its doom in front the blazing Mont Blanc, Coleman effectively saved 300 people from dying due to the Halifax explosion. The Halifax Explosion was a disastrous explosion that occurred on December 6th, 1917, that resulted in 1,963 deaths officially with another 9,000 injured and 6,000 people left homeless and destroyed a large part of the city. All but the Richmond district in the north end of the city
More than 3,600 homes were destroyed on Galveston Island and the added toll on commercial structures created a loss of $30 million, about $700 million in today 's dollars.” While the storm was extreme, so was the response of the survivors. Despite the unimaginable devastation the survivors faced, they immediately began rebuilding their city. By 10 a.m. Sept. 9 the Mayor of Galveston, Walter C. Jones had called an emergency city council meeting, and by the end of the day had appointed a Central Relief Committee. The newspaper even continued to publish from Galveston and never missed an issue.
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.
The Black Death arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 trading ships docked at the port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. People who got infected with the black plague were expected to live only 5 days. Everyone in Europe was going crazy trying to stay away from the disease and trying their own home remedies to get rid of the disease. 30 - 50 percent of the population was killed in every country.