Furthermore, many people were left homeless because of all of the destruction caused by the massive tornado. A lot of boats, hotels, houses, and churches were demolished, so people did not have a structure to go to for shelter. There was also no Red Cross in the 1840’s to help, nor did they have much help from other states to rebuild their community (Hall, 2014). In essence, the
In the early 21st century, one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever make landfall in the United States occurred. New Orleans, Louisiana was forever changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina left over 1500 of its residents dead, and displaced more than 1 million people in the Gulf region (FEMA 2015). Although the city had always taken severe weather precautions, such as installing intricate levees to protect itself, it proved itself to be no match to the Category 5 hurricane that left it in shambles for years to come.
The Berlin Wall separated families, affected the economy and took many lives, affecting all of Germany for years to come. The Berlin wall was constructed with such little notice that families were separated. On August 13, 1961, people wake up to a wall straight through Berlin cutting them
“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.
A big storm hit the coast of Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania over the past few days, hitting homes worth millions. Three people have been confirmed dead near Canberra and New South Wales, many people have been evacuated from their homes. Bondi beach has been closed with huge waves, a man got washed away. Streets in Sydney have had a massive flood, houses are starting to fall apart. The houses that have been washed away won’t be covered by insurance because insurance usually doesn’t cover houses that are near beaches or that have been washed away.
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.
first casualty of these bomb attacks was a 65 year old veteran who was one month away from his retirement. 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 attack was the worst in America ever since the Pearl Harbor All over our nation saw a major impact of devastation in the face of the September 9, 2001attacks. This had made many people afraid and paranoid for maybe their own lives or just scared
Many people ignored warnings and lost their lives during Hurricane Katrina. It did not help that city employees were also not prepared. Eighteen hundred and thirty-six people were killed during the hurricane, and over seven hundred are still missing (dosomething.org). It is clear the city of New Orleans was unprepared before, during, and after the storm. People did not listen to the warnings before the hurricane.
The Black Plague The disease that wiped out thirds of the population, destroying civilizations. The age after the seven-year famine, that had already wiped out ten percent of the population, would lead straight into the period of death and mourning, called The Black Plague. This period started in the late 1348s and ended in estimated years. In the 14th century, humans didn’t have the science and medicine that we have today. The fact of the matter was in that time if you or your loved ones obtained the virus, you would be dead in around a week.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water.
On the other hand, approximately 70,000 citizens remained. These citizens generally belonged to disadvantaged populations such as low-income citizens, senior citizens, or they required other special needs. When Hurricane Katrina landed, it left the city relatively intact; nevertheless, levee breeches flooded the city. During the response phase, emergency management officials were not prepared to respond because many aspects of their emergency operations plan were left “To Be Determined” (TBD). Because the Hurricane Pam project was eliminated, the TBD areas were not adequately addressed.