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.
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
Meteorologists say that Hurricane Andrew was a category 4 hurricane. Andrew also caused 26 billion dollars in property damage. "Now it's just a tropical disaster area," said Joe Hoyt after he used a machete to hack off the top of a fallen coconut palm. "I will cry later, I will. This place will never be the same again.
This quote can connect to the theme because tragedy occurred and Loung was not prepared. She felt that she did not have enough time spent with her sister Keav and felt devastated when Keav was killed. The death of Pa has had a large effect on Loung and her family. They miss him greatly and have deep depression after his death. Loung whispers, “’I miss you so much, Pa.’ ‘It is so hard to live without you.
In 1746, an 8.5 earthquake struck about 50 miles north of Lima Peru, devastating the city. The earthquake then caused a tsunami that would destroy the port city Callao half an hour later. Many lives were lost, some to being crushed under the rubble of adobe buildings they lived in, some to the flooding, and some to the subsequent fallout of disease and hazardous living conditions. The loss of life totaled into the thousands. Charles Walker’s Shaky Colonialism, published in 2008, uses these natural disasters to closely examine the socio-political layers of colonial Latin American history.
Fatalities were relatively low, with some 500 people killed in the devastation, most from the tsunami that resulted from the earthquake.The earthquake was also followed by multiple aftershocks. However, as many as 1.5 million people were displaced. The country, long known to be at high risk for earthquakes, has enforced strict building codes in urban areas, which helped to limit the amount of damage in these areas. But buildings and homes in poorer areas—many built with adobe—did not fare as well. Chile's electricity grids, communication, and transportation systems were badly damaged, severely hampering rescue and aid efforts.
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
Which 40% of the houses, farms, livestock are destroyed during Valdivia earthquakes, also they are 1,655 people dead, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless and $550 million damage. So for the Alaska earthquake, are also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake. This earthquakes is a largest earthquake that happened in North America and the second most powerful earthquake recorded in history. Which the earthquakes event are killed 131 people, and 119 people are die because of tsunami while this damage are cost $311 million in 1964
Once again, Katrina resulted in over two thousand deaths, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and cost over one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. Many survivors blamed the federal, state, and local government for the extremely slow response and lack of resources to handle such a tragedy. Thus, the US President authorized the Department of Defense to create DSCA, which authorizes the US Military to work in conjunction with FEMA in response to national disasters. This action allowed the federal, state, and local governments to develop an action plan known as the National Guidance of Preparedness, signed into law in August 2011. The NGP is considered doctrine for the Active and Reserve Military’s role in assisting the state and local government’s ability to prepare, respond, and recover the affected areas.
Introduction Natural disasters cause devastation in many countries around the world, being one of the main causes of loss of population and destruction, especially in small villages. On January 12th, 2010, Haiti experienced a catastrophic earthquake, enforcing the evacuation of the majority of the population and increasing the death count of over 200 000 residents in the country. Due to these events, it became a worldwide known phenomenon. Somalian-Canadian artist K’naan, joined with 57 other Canadian artists to collaborate on his song “Wavin’ Flag.” Overall, it was intended for tribute purposes and raising awareness for the devastated country. It was important, not only as Canadians, but as a nation, to make a difference in order to help the
As the waters rose, they were left stranded without food or water while white women and children were toted away to safety. Refugee camps were established, families slept in makeshift tents of quilts and material that was brought with them from their houses. Even though the African Americans were also devastated by the flood, they were forced to be a part of the relief efforts and had to clean up flooded areas. The National Guard was called to patrol the refugee camps but soon began to rob, assult, raoe and even murder African Americans that were held on the levee. More than one African American man was shot for refusing to work.
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake hit the coast of Haiti along the capital of Port of Prince leaving the country in devastation and ruin, along with over 200,000 deaths. The country, already poverty ridden, faced many obstacles including families needing to provide the essential elements of food, water, and housing. Haiti, already known to be a poor nation, struggled further with economic issues along with the basic necessities of life. Haiti is known for its rich, wonderful coffee that is grown in the mountains and known to be its finest export. It has typically been sold or smuggled to the Dominican Republic, but with the devastation of the earthquake, Haiti is unable to export its product to other areas.
The subways were still not in use months after the hurricane because it cracked the concrete in the subways. The cost of all the damages amounted up to 75 million United States dollars (Dunbar, 2013). There were at least 117 deaths in the United States as a cause of hurricane sandy 40 of the fatalities were caused by flooding. Hurricane sandy was a one through four category hurricane but, there were not very many deaths which is a good thing. Next many families were left homeless after hurricane sandy.
From, “the misery of her childhood, the disappointment of her first love, the departure of her nephew, and the death of Virginie,” (Flaubert 802), through the death of Loulou, one can clearly see that Felicite’s life is one of constant descent. The story opens up explaining the tragedy of her childhood. For example, her father was a mason who died after falling off some scaffolding. Soon after that her mother passed away and her sisters all went their separate ways and eventually lost contact. So, it seems that even as a child, Felicite, knew graver pain than most today even think of.