With that in mind, Haiti was in a constant struggle to keep itself above ground and safe. Since the buildings could not withstand the severe weather patterns, it was constantly being torn down and ripped apart by nature. Therefore, the builders were putting effort into constructing structures that would be washed away days later. Especially since they were not required to follow strict rules that could enable the country to withstand the effects of fierce winds and
If I was to back down and not go on this water slide I knew that I would regret not going when we left for home. The slide was called ¨Tornado¨ and that didn't sound very pleasing to me. All my friends had already been down it several times and I was the only one left to
The Town of South Amboy was devastated, after it was struck by super storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The town of South Amboy lost basic services and first responders were working to their full capacity in order to meet the town’s need. There is a Senior assisted living facility in the town of South Amboy near the shore area, the facility housed approximately fifty residents. The view is beautiful from there; however, due to the proximity to the ocean, it’s also a dangerous place due to flooding. The magnitude of super storm Sandy obligated everyone in the facility to evacuate in order to stay alive.
Alabama Trip My mom and and dad told me in December that we were going to Gulf Shores, Alabama to visit my grandparents. Gulf Shores is the southernmost town in Alabama, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been there twice when I was little. I remember that I collected seashells and went swimming with Boppa in the pool.
The poem begins with the speaker looking at a photograph of herself on a beach where the “sun cuts the rippling Gulf in flashes with each tidal rush” (Trethewey l. 5-7). The beach is an area where two separate elements meet, earth and water, which can represent the separation of the different races that is described during the time that her grandmother was alive and it can also represent the two races that are able to live in harmony in the present day. The clothing that the two women wear not only represent how people dressed during the different time periods, but in both the photographs of the speaker and her grandmother, they are seen standing in a superman-like pose with their hands on “flowered hips” (Trethewey l. 3,16). The flowers on the “bright bikini” (Trethewey l. 4) are used to represent the death of segregation, similar to how one would put flowers on a loved one’s grave, and on the “cotton meal sack dress” (Trethewey l. 17) it is used to symbolize love and peace in a troubled society.
Earlier he also states, “There were no docks for our ships. We had to wade ashore from landing craft through a driving rainstorm. The rainy season on Pavuvu-- when more than six feet of rain (that’s seventy-two inches) falls in an average year-- was supposed to be over already, but it must’ve been running late that spring” (Jim 187). This again also shows how he goes into great detail, but not too much, to show what it was like just to get to the island. By giving this amount of detail, the memoir goes from being just static words to a whole movie wrapped up into a
In the article Escape from Alcatraz it states “Hypothermia would have set in right away, and the powerful current would have easily dragged them to their deaths. This shows that they would have an easy chance of dying because of the strong currents and their boat was only made out of raincoats. They could
As the rescue team headed out, the citizens of the city started to steal out of all the stores for their survival. More crimes broke out after katrina than when katrina never hit. Stealing, rapes and all other crimes were being committed and the police couldn’t do anything about it because the mayor and government made their first priority to rescue the survivors or the city, the people who decided to stay in the city. The delay of federal response to Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast and has been led to many officials, also with President Bush. President Bush called the initial response “not acceptable” to question FEMA’s preparedness for a natural
I went to the beach and went swimming almost every day. When I didn’t want to walk to the beach I could go to the back yard and jump in the pool we had. And at night when the pool started to get cold I could go on the upstairs balcony and get in the hot tub. The pool had lights in it but the hot tub had lights and jets. While I was down in North Carolina we went to a place with big sand dunes.
]Previously, Steinbeck was elucidating the condition of the boxcar camp, and stated that it is raining excessively, and it has become a threat to the migrants home. Afterwards, Pa Joad, and the men from the camp digged a trench along the bank of the river to stop the water from intruding the homes of the migrants, not to mention they had no other alternative, being that Rosharon is going to have her baby. Subsequently, Rosharon lost her child, and the rain became life-threatening that the Joad family had no alternative, but to to travel to another safe location from the rain, and
In My Paddle to the Sea, by John Lane, Lane and his friend, Venable are paddling to the sea going through the rivers of the Carolinas. An eleven day trip canoeing with his best friend. A particular place I saw an interest on is the Wood’s Ferry Campground. It is one of the six power dams of the Broad River. Wood’s Ferry encampment is just above Lockhart.
A world class professional surfer named Rick “Frosty” Hesson, who has surfed the biggest waves on the planet once said, “If you're having a bad day, catch a wave.” Surfing can be stress relieving, fun, or even competitive. At times surfing can be very dangerous, from surf spots getting too crowded, polluted waters, or drowning. Human nature is underhanded. The tides are always changing, new sets are forming, and the undertow is contemporary.
In “Find Your Beach”, a narrative essay written by Zadie Smith, the writer expresses her belief that is one is adamant enough, one can arrive at their beach - a paradise-like environment that people dream of, but is believed to be very hard to obtain. The idea of a person’s “beach” being hard to discover can be observed through Smith’s personal background, as it is almost mythical for this English writer living in Soho, Manhattan to come by a beach. What I took away from Smith’s text is the idea that when you finally arrive at your beach, “sooner or later you will be sitting on that beach wondering what comes next”. Overall, I interpreted one’s beach being defined as a person’s happiness. It is something we all have the potential to posses