As Katrina traveled to Louisiana and made landfall, it weakened again. It was on August 29, that Hurricane Katrina reared its head and landed in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane, causing one of the most destructive and deadly disasters in the history of the United States. (Blake, Eric; Landsea, Christorpher W; Gibney, Ethan J; National Hurricane
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina. Thus, after days of delay, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) staged their command center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a majority of the damage
On August 28, 1963 thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC during the March on Washington Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which was recognized for assembling supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dr. King’s speech was tremendously significant during this period and today, because he spoke about the injustices of racism, segregation, and discrimination of African Americans in this nation, which still exist today. Dr. King knew his speech would resonate and serve as a purpose for change in this nation for centuries to come, as he began his speech and said “I am happy to join with you all today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration
Ward’s intention for creating such a book to not only explain the significance of the Laveau’s in New Orleans Voodoo History but to also educate the mainstream American audience about the alternative narrative regarding this religion. Because of the author’s personal admiration for the city of New Orleans, by way of the Laveau’s biographies, she is able to convey the rich culture that has been built on and around creole culture. In the introduction specifically, Ward explains she has been confronted with questions by her peers that discuss voodoo in a negative light, such as: “Isn’t Voodoo dangerous? What happens to you if you tell its secrets?” Ward accomplished her goal demystifying the religion by explaining the significance behind its rituals and traditions that have often been misinterpreted by popular culture and used to demonize voodoo as a whole. Specially, Ward chose to highlight how the Laveaus were heroines of New Orlean’s for saving countless lives from the diseases rapturing the city as well as spearheading anti-slavery movements.
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
The hurricane ranked sixth in terms of strength. As well, it was a large storm with waves stretching to between 25 and 30 nautical miles, with an extreme swath of hurricane winds extending to more than 75 nautical miles to the east from the point of origin (Zimmerman, 2015). Actions of Officials What turned out to be Hurricane Katrina was a tropical depression that was formed by the 23rd day of August 2005 over the Bahamas, and fortunately, the meteorological department was able to give a timely warning. A day before the hurricane made landfall, Ray Nagin, the New Orleans mayor, issued a mandatory order of evacuation. Amidst the challenges most acted heroically, and the Coast Guard for instance rescued up to 34,000 people (Pao, 2015).
On August 21, 2005 a deadly and destructive natural disaster hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. This deadly disaster was named Hurricane Katrina. She flooded most of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Not only did it cause major damage to people's homes, it had killed and drowned over 1,600 citizens. Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns.
In the speech of the Virginia convention. He uses them many more times but them are the best ways of logos pathos and ethos. They need to stand up for there country and fight for their country and fight for freedom. So that is why I think he was effective and now he uses ethos, pathos, logos, in the speech of the Virginia
Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages. The power and devastation from these hurricanes tore lives apart. Hurricane Katrina’s scars are still marked on the city and the memories of people who lived through it and so will the wounds made by Hurricane Harvey in the next decade. Although these two hurricanes brought torment to people it also brought a sense of community. The world is coming together yet again to help the people hurt by this act of Mother Nature and raise money and food to support them in their time of
Giuliani and U.S. President George W. Bush—pledged to quickly rebuild the World Trade Center site as an inspiring symbol of American resilience and triumph over terrorism” (“9/11: Rebuilding”). Within the decade, a new era rose from the ashes. A memorial was constructed at Ground Zero commemorating those who lost their lives in the attacks. As of 2016, architects designed and built three of the seven planned buildings to replace their previous counterparts. One World Trade Center, the tallest building in not only the United States but also the Western Hemisphere, is New York’s new pride and dominates the modern skyline.
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
By the end of September during Hurricane Katrina, “it 's estimated that EMAC has coordinated 12.843 troops and more than 8.900 civilians. Personnel and equipment come into the devastated area from all over the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” (Bell, 2006, p. 26). 2005 brought the largest national response to natural disasters. Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita affected numerous states. The states affected were unable to help themselves, as would be responders were now victims.
Moved by the sights, the future president succumbed to his distraught conscience; he took action and “demanded that city officials pass the first significant legislation to improve the state of affairs in immigrant neighborhoods” (Moore). Through a diverse collection of jobs, Jacob Riis’s knack for writing eventually led him to a job as a police reporter. Using his natural talent of photography, he managed to capture the tenement life in New York. Riis’s passion for reform led him to use the camera as a medium of exposure. His goal was to bring powerful images to the public and upper classes to evoke a strong response, to tug at their heart strings in hope for support of change.
Michael Brown was released as the chief of FEMA after the agency took two weeks to finally get help to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now 10 years later Michael Brown left government work and became a author and also a radio talk show host. Micheal Brown 's career will always be blemished by those who survived Hurricane Katrina both inside the New Orleans Saints Super dome and those who survived on their own after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans. When was the New Orleans Saints Super Dome
“More than one million people in the Gulf region were displaced by the storm. At their peak hurricane relief shelters housed 273,000 people. Later, approximately 114,000 households were housed in FEMA trailers” (“Hurricane Katrina”). Even the Governor of Louisiana projected the downfall of the safety camps. “The shelters will end up probably without electricity or with minimum electricity from generators in the end (United States et al.).