Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed.
“ According to the WPA, three-fifths of all first-time rural relief cases in the Great Plains area were directly related to drought, with a disproportionate amount of cases being farmers (68%) and especially tenant farmers (70% of the 68%). However, it is not known how many of the remaining cases (32%) were indirectly affected by drought. The WPA report also noted that 21% of all rural families in the Great Plains area were receiving federal emergency relief by 1936 (Link et al., 1937); the number was as high as 90% in hard-hit counties (Warrick, 1980).
For those Buffalonians who are old enough to remember it, the Blizzard of 1977 is a memory that has been seared into their consciousness. January 28th 1977, began as a normal day for the city of Buffalo, but by twelve noon the wind picked up, snow began to fall, and visibility became dangerously limited. As the wind began to intensify out of the west and sweep across the frozen wasteland of Lake Erie, it carried with it the lightly packed snow that had blanketed the frozen lake. An event of historical proportions was beginning to unfold in rapid time right in front of people’s eyes. Accumulating more and more snow as the wind moved eastward, the wind was carrying so much snow that it created white out conditions in the city and surrounding area. Meteorologist David Zaff observed the scene, “the heavy sustained winds ‘took all the snow off the lake and dumped it onto the Greater Buffalo area, from St. Catharines all the way to Buffalo.’” Hurricane force winds that created subarctic wind chills, and large amounts of snowfall coupled with unusually cold temperatures, culminated to create the proverbial perfect storm. The statistics speak to how horrible the storm really was. In the end it resulted in 300
The Joplin Tornado was a very extreme F-5 tornado that killed and injured many people. To begin, the articles "The Evil Swirling Darkness" and the article "A Storm Chaser 's First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" both give very different accounts of what happened the day of the tornado. One example of a difference between the two articles is how the second article talks a lot about how after the tornado had finished, there were no emergency responders that came to help the people who had experienced the tornado. The second article talks about this towards it 's end. Another difference between the two articles is that the storm chaser article talks about pulling people out from the rubble after the tornado took place. This was towards the middle and end of the article.
In one of the most fertile places in the United States, one of the nation's worst disasters occurred, the Dust Bowl. It began when an area in the Midwest was severely affected by an intense drought throughout the 1930s or what proceeded to be called the Dirty Thirties. The drought killed crops that had kept the rich soil in place, and when the strong root system was not there the soil was not kept grounded. Due to the soil left with no crops, the high and strong winds blew the topsoil away. This drought lasted for almost a decade, and during that time, many people had to learn new ways to adapt, make new innovations, or move to a different region. Though the difficulties it had brought about were
When you think of a blizzard, you usually don’t think of tragic 40 below zero temperatures. You don’t always imagine extremely high winds blowing the snow every which way, making it very difficult to see what’s in front of you. You certainly don’t think of a blizzard to kill 235 people, including 213 children just trying to make it home from school. The Children’s Blizzard of 1888 included many details common to blizzards, had incredible devastation due to the welcoming conditions beforehand, and involved some very surprising circumstances.
Tornadoes can reach up to 300 miles per hour and the damage paths can be an excess of 1 mile wide. Also, they can reach an amazing length of 50 miles long (Ready.gov, 2012)! The second deadliest tornado recorded in the United States is called the Natchez Tornado. It hit Natchez, Mississippi and traveled along the Mississippi River; creating destruction to the river and Vidalia, Louisiana. This devastation occurred on May 7, 1840 (Hall, 2014). Tornadoes create large amounts of damage and are deadly to people if they are not prepared properly.
The blizzard on January 12, 1888 will forever be known as one of the most disastrous storms in history. The storm earned the name “the children’s blizzard” because so many children lives were taken in this malicious storm. Could something have been done to prevent such a large death toll? Yes. If the proper steps had been taken to warn the people of the approaching bad weather, then many could have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their family and livestock.
Just like in the “Night of The Twisters” we have tornados here in Iowa two. A tornado is violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
The Blizzard of 1888 was one of the worst natural disasters to occur in U.S. history. It dramatically affected the Great Plains of Montana, the Dakota Territories, Nebraska, and Minnesota. This devastating weather event impacted the land, people, and migration during one of the worst times in America. The land’s temperature reached record low numbers around 40 degrees below zero (Laskin 41). Hundreds of people heavily struggled in the cold and some would eventually froze to death. Originally, there was a massive increase of settlements in the western frontiers but, there was also a huge decrease in migration as farmers head back to the eastern cities. Nicholas D. Kristof, writer of New
When people think of extreme weather, they will often think of hurricanes and blizzards. This is rightly so since hurricanes and blizzards are two of the most powerful storms on the face of the earth. Both can cause catastrophic damage to a community and be deadly for those who are not prepared. At their root, they are very similar, both involve large amounts of participation and high winds. However, they are also very different. They both affect different geographical areas; hurricanes mostly damage the Southeastern United States while blizzard often hit the northern latitudes. They are also very different in the way that they cause damage. Huracanes will uproot trees and cause damage with massive winds and flooding. Blizzards will often cause
Now being a senior, I understand what a tornado is and what they do. At Smithville High School we have come close to having tornadoes and kids had been pulled out of school as their parents wanted to be with them to make sure they were safe with their family, but they have never touched or harmed anyone. They seem very scary to be apart of and I know a few of my family members have come in contact with them. Even though people know what tornadoes are, I don’t believe everyone knows how to handle them and how their safety is a huge issue as tornadoes have developed over the years. Tornadoes are dangerous creatures of the sky. They split houses and families apart. There is nothing we can do about them, but we can be ready for
The Yaxley brothers quickly went into retreat after their father 's demise in the second wizarding war. once small time criminals, they now own the market for gambling on almost anything you can think of. The british and irish quidditch league is where they make the most of their money these days, but if you 're looking to lose some money over a card game you might be invited to their exclusive high stakes poker games. the yaxley family also run a loan shark venture, collecting their return on investment through force if necessary. Rumor has it that some of the Tutshill Tornados are in the Yaxleys ' pockets, but anyone who knows, knows better than reveal the truth. They operate mostly out of a secure building in Knockturn alley, though enjoy
Tornadoes are the most violent storms ever. They have caused deaths of many people. Then they also destroyed many buildings and acres of land. Many people are not friends with tornadoes as they sometimes destroy someone's business, and lead people's careers to an end. Also some people are just unlucky, because the country they live might have a lot of tornadoes.
It was 2:25 pm in Murphysboro, Illinois. The skies darkened, the winds howled, and the rain poured down. Descending on the small little town was a monstrous EF-5 tornado a mile wide with wind speeds above 300 miles per hour. The Tornado had already ravages parts of Missouri and Illinois, killed and injured multiple people, and was ready to lay carnage to Murphysboro. It was coming for the town, straight on a path to tear it up. It ripped up trees, destroyed cars, carried houses into the air… and Justin Sky was caught in the middle of it all.