Cyclone Tracey – Topic question: Why was Tropical Cyclone Tracey so significant to Australia? Initial Research: Tropical Cyclone Tracey was a small but catastrophic that hit Darwin in 25th of December 1974 and lasted two days. Accounted of 65 lives and destroyed lots of infrastructure and environment. Winds going at a pace of 50km/h and then hitting speeds of at 217km/h. Within 3 weeks, the cyclone lead to 2/3 of the population leaving to find safety.
In the past 13 years of my life, many mentors has appeared by my side. No matter if the idea the mentor taught me was big or small, those mentors has made a significant impact on my life. Today, I have the pleasure of suggesting a book to a mentor that had played a crucial role in the development of myself as a person. That person was only a normal person that I met at a basketball camp this summer, but what he said to me I would remember for my whole life, and use it as inspiration to keep going on in this world. Now you are probably wondering, what is that person called if he is so important to you?
In this upcoming weekend, Hurricane Irma is predicted to make landfall in Southern Florida. The category five hurricane is bring 175-mph wind, with huge amounts of rain and storm surges. This storm has already hit hard the Caribbean Islands, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Three people have already died in the Virgin Islands and three more in Puerto Rico. the death toll will continue to rise once the rubble can be removed.
The island of Puerto Rico faced a category 4 hurricane that demolished many houses and destroyed much of our wildlife. Thousands of Puerto Ricans faced consequences of the hurricane and are still in recovery. Now I will tell my journey of overcoming hurricane Maria. Once we got hurricane warnings, we went to grocery stores and bought food that can be eaten and prepared without electricity because we knew we were going to be without electricity for some time. We also bought a power generator to provide electricity after the hurricane.
If Odysseus had told his crew about everything like why not to eat the cattle or to not open the bag of the unfavorable winds, his journey wouldn 't have taken 20 years. When Odysseus and his men traveled to the floating islands of Aeolus, god of the winds, who then gave Odysseus a bag containing all of the unfavorable winds, he didn 't even think to mention it to his men. Odysseus fell asleep when Ithaca was in sight, but his men, believing that
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” - Nelson Mandela. This remark during Nelson Mandela’s lifetime, describes his struggles in the anti-apartheid movement and acceptance. There were many hills to climb for Mandela in society, and they all eventually led to long-lasting influence. Receiving an education helped Nelson Mandela to pursue his work in the anti-apartheid movement, and he wrote an autobiography that illuminated his journey to achieving respect and recognition, letting him make a mark on the world. Mandela received an education and knowledge about his country when he was younger, which inspired his working for his country.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
After traveling I moved again to Colorado where I got a job working with adults with disabilities and also volunteer every week with the adaptive sports program. The joy I found that one day in the ocean is one I get to recreate day after day. The ability to create in others a sense of independence, strength, safety and acceptance is what I hope to find every day, in my actions and my career. It is because of these values that I stride to become a lawyer. To give back that hope, and that determination.
Although the town had evidence that Miss Emily’s house was the last place Homer was seen, no one questioned Emily or even mentioned the fact that Homer was missing. The town took extreme measures to make sure that Emily’s reputation and name were
Muhammed Ali quoted "Service to others is the rent you pay for your house on earth" ("Muhammed Ali"). Ali went to Afghanistan in 2002 to be a UN messenger of Peace and was there for a week for good will missions as an ambassador for the UN. After he retired from boxing Muhammed gave his life to promote peace around the world. He goes around the world giving himself to hunger and poverty relief. He supports education of children and promotes parents to adopt a child and helps people learn to help and respect each other.
You could walk down your own street, that you have lived at for years and you would not even recognize it, from all the damage the hurricane had done. Months had went by and the city of Galveston was rebuilding. This time they built a seawall to prevent from future storms like this and also to elevate the city above sea level to prevent future flooding too. The chapters are separated by different locations throughout the storm and how some city’s had gotten it worse than other places. The intended audience probably sways more to the actual
Five years had passed and in 2008 North Carolina forbid any person on the sex offender list to use any type of social media. On April 27, 2012 Packingham would break this law by posting
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
I was in National Junior Honor Society in junior high; since then it has been a goal of mine to be in the National Honor Society in high school as well. I love helping others and getting things done when other people are not able to. I am extremely adaptable to any situation I am put in and get along very well with others. I have leadership experience in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, I am also in a position at my job that gives me a lot of influence and leadership. At work, if people need something they will generally come to me before my boss because 95% of the time I am am able to help them.
Over 20 million individuals merely making it to the next morning on just $2.00 a day, malnourished, in poor living conditions, and uneducated. Children running around unclothed, many sick and left on the streets without parents. Disasters are constantly affecting the area by tropical storms developing in to hurricanes or even the wide spread of deadly diseases. A hurricane had impacted the area months ago, but it seemed as if it had just happened yesterday. Going back to my original roots in Mexico, specifically the border town of Juarez, exposed me to the everyday lifestyle these individuals face including some of my family members who live over there.