Flooding Disaster Flooding - arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities or large amounts of water. We are going to talk about how flooding destroy people 's lives and homes around the world. One of the country’s worst flooding disasters occurred February 26, 1972, on Buffalo Creek in Logan County in West Virginia. It was about 8.00a.m a coil waste dam collapsed on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek releasing 132 millions gallons of water into the city and destroying everything. Next were are going to talk about another bad flood that is the Mississippi river flood of 1927, on September 1 water poured over a dozen streams and flooded towns of Carroll, Iowa to Peoria and Illinois three hundred miles and fifty miles apart.
Tragedy can strike, such as a tornado or earthquake,a fire, etc. Many things could happen. In this particular case, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the country of China in 2008. The murderous quake left over 90,000 dead and a recorded 5 million homeless. Calum Macleod uses the ethos strategy to explain the unpleasant occurrence and the effect is had.
Natural • The flooding was caused by remarkably heavy rain in South Africa, lasting for five weeks in early 2000. This was supplemented with Botswana receiving 75% of its annual rainfall within 1 week. • Cyclone Eline hit and with it brang more very heavy rainfall. • The rivers of the Limpopo and Zambezi ultimately burst their banks, resulting in severe flooding in Mozambique. Effects Primary Social- 630 schools were closed, leaving 214,000 pupils without classrooms.
Environmental disasters have taken the lives of many people and animals. It has produced many economic issues as well as a copious amount of air pollution. In addition to the calamities of environmental disasters, weather disasters have amplified the disaster rates tremendously in history by thousands. The weather if hot, cold, or wet has affected people worldwide over a vast amount of land. And lastly, war has claimed the lives of millions of people simultaneously from the beginning of time.
The storm also damaged about 1.3 million acres (5,300 km²) of forestland, 14.6 million cords (52,900,000 m³) of paperwood, and 3.2 billion board feet (7,600,000 m³) of sawtimber in Mississippi. Accordingly, hundreds of species lost their habitat, and chances of erosion and landslides increased. Hurricane Katrina not only affected the country economically and environmentally, but also
(History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people injured. The earthquake created $7.8 billion to $8.5 billion in damages, 106,000 people were left without homes and 188,383 homes damaged. About eighty percent of schools damaged or destroyed. (Amadeo, 2016) November 19, 2010, more than 19,000 transitional
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
According to the NHC, a total $108 billion in damages was estimated, with 38 percent of the cost being from insured losses 23 percent of the cost from insured losses due to floods. The property damage done by Katrina was racked up in the billions. One of the most affected areas was New Orleans that rendered many homes and businesses inhospitable due to flooding. The 2005 cyclone also left millions of people with no electricity for weeks at a time (Knab, Rhome, and Brown,
Since the major shock till 7th June 2015, there were >300 aftershocks of magnitude >4, among them 6 are > 6 magnitudes (the biggest aftershock 6.8 magnitudes with an epicenter near Mt. Everest) This devastating earthquake damages infrastructures including historical sites, residential houses, governmental buildings, roads, schools, and destruction is higher in poorer rural areas than towns, mainly due to the poor quality housing. Almost one-third of the populations of Nepal have been impacted by this earthquake, and nearly nine thousand casualties (male-3899; female-4801) and twenty-two thousand were injured. This result distinguishably highlights that females were more affected than male. The reason for this is differentiation of gender-based job plays a vital role in disaster and related risk and vulnerability.
There are many theories for what caused this sudden unexpected event. The reason that caused the sudden uproar of dust was because of droughts in the mid west and poor farming techniques. Droughts have become increasingly large in America. Currently, California is going through a very rough drought.They are being deprived of water, food, and jobs. We can clearly see a pattern of droughts throughout history in the United States.