On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coasts of southeastern Louisiana. Shortly after, New Orleans’ flood protection system failed, causing floodwalls and levees to topple and break. Covering major points in the film, as they broke, the lives, spirits, and thoughts of many Americans were also broken as well. In a documentary released on August 16, 2006, director Spike Lee utilizes rhetorical strategies to produce a profound vision into the city and it’s citizen’s internal devastation, grievance, and recovery of spirit, and our nation’s failure to assist; when the levees broke.
A hurricane rushes up an American coastline, ravaging everything in its path! At the same time, an earthquake topples buildings in an Asian city! While this situation may be hypothetical, it is completely plausible. When Weldon Kees wrote his poem “The Coming of the Plague” he appeared to notice only the hurricanes, earthquakes, and disasters occurring around him, and found that the sunshine and rainbows found in daydreams arise few and far between. This poem harnesses the pain and sorrow ravaging the country, and the author, at that time.
Based off of several definitions, a crisis can be a time or stage of difficulty, danger or trouble. We have all experienced some type of crisis, if not, keep living. In reading, Biblical Counseling: Not If, But When, crisis can provide challenges and blessings, but more importantly opportunities. We must take these opportunities to honor and glorify God. We bring glory by making decisions that portray our belief and dependence on God in all circumstances, taking actions that replicates the same compassionate comfort God offers us, and enduring suffering and hardship faithfully.
The San Francisco Earthquake commenced at five thirteen o’clock in the morning, with the epicenter offshore of San Francisco. The city carried more than 400,000 people during this event (Earthquake of 1906, 1). Most of the citizens who were present during the earthquake were all in bed asleep, but the early morning risers were able to witness the start of everything (The Great 1906, 5). The earthquakes intensity was measured at a magnitude of 7.9 on the present Richter scale (The Great 1906, 4). This earthquake was an extremely vigorous magnitude that would have killed approximately fifthteen hundred to forty five hundred people and injure fifty thousand (House, 51). This was not the first earthquake in San Francisco. 1864, 1898, and 1900 were years of earthquakes striking but not as strong as 1906 (San Francisco of 1906, 1). Ten million California residents who lived closely from the major fault lines could have been in endangered in many extreme ways. (House, 56). A tragic thing was that after the earthquake a multitudes of fire followed right after. The situation led to the water mains being destroyed and the firefighter being left with no water to settle the growing
Additionally, scientists had been warning New Orleans and the government that climate change would lead to increased storm activity and that the city’s defenses weren’t strong enough for such a storm. However, these warnings were ignored by the government and no preventative measures were taken which has influenced the effects of the storm. The reason for the poor response of the government and their negligence of the warnings is arguable. However, it is positive that the reason for this is that the majority of the people affected were the poor, and mostly colored, citizen of New Orleans. The city is racially and economically segregated and these citizen lived in the lower parts of the city, which go down to 11 feet below sea level. (Hurricane Katrina: A Man-Made Crisis?). Additionally, as their economical situation is inferior, it was harder for them to flee the flooding. Therefore, it was mainly this class which was affected and the government was not rushing to help. The slow reaction and the negligence of the government had a major influence on the effects of the storm. If their response was quicker or their preventative measures stronger, the effects could have been reduced as more people could have been evacuated, lives would have been saved and the damage would have been reduced due to extra protection. (Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made ' Disaster Caused By Government Failure). Therefore, it is to say that hurricane Katrina was definitely partially a man-made
Chris Rose, writer of the essay 1 Dead in Attic, and in this essay aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans in the summer of 2005. Most of New Orleans is flooded from the rain and ocean water that was pushed inward by the storm. While reading this Chris seems to come across troubled; he also appeals to the reader’s feelings of humanity with compelling reasons. In 1 Dead in Attic, Chris Rose argues that life holds an enormous amount of knowledge and people should take the time and learn.
Among the events that have had a drastic shaping on human events throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are natural disasters. Often times, a natural disaster will leave residents of affected areas in a state of awe as they seek to understand what exactly happened. One such example is Hurricane Hugo.
The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 is one of the most significant earth quakes of all time. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake ruptured the northernmost 477 kilometers of the San Andreas Fault from the northwest of San Juan Bautista to the triple Junction of Cape Mendocino. The earthquake caused severe damage with reports indicating that it caused more than 3,000 deaths and destroyed more than 28,000 buildings (Borcherdt, & Gibbs, 1976).
But the authors have different views on how the earthquake affected people and what it made people do. Emma burke has a very optimist thought about the earthquake whereas Fred Hewitt has a pessimistic view on the earthquake. But overall, both authors are describing the horrible tragedy of
On July 8, 1741 Jonathan Edwards delivered the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” During this time many people were moving away from their Puritan beliefs and did not make God a priority. In the message he talked about how everyone was a sinner and how everyone belongs in hell. He also talked about how if God wanted to He would throw everyone in Hell, but since He gave us His Son we should take Him and repent. While delivering this message many people began to repent and ask for forgiveness. Sometimes it is easy to take the gift of salvation for granite, which is why we should review how and why it was given to us.
Everyday most people especially in the United States go through their average life without ever having to fear for where they are going to get their next meal or survive the night. Most of us don’t have to think about such idea’s that revolve around us suffering from dying slowly from preventable diseases or organ failure at an early age. Any other life is nearly unthinkable except when we watch the news and see people in other parts of the world who die from the lack of clean water, food or other curable diseases. Subsequently, we think why do all these horrible things happen and for what reason are they allowed to continue? At this point, some of us turn to religion and pray for God in this case
Attention Grabber: I would like to begin by recalling the earthquake of a magnitude of 7.1 in the Ritcher Scale, that struck the center of Mexico this past 19th of September.
With respect to the theoretical approaches to food security, there are three theories developed in 1970s and 1980s as cause to food insecurity. The first one is Climate theory; this theory explains food insecurity as caused by climatic phenomena. Cox, related this theory with the concept of “famine belt” in which he directly links climate condition to food insecurity. This theory argued that in the national or local level, climate linked phenomena such as drought, floods and others are a major factor causing food insecurity (Cox, 1981, cited in Steven Engler,
The four acts unfold God’s plot and plan of salvation for all humanity. The first act is about the fallenness, the second is about the redemption of Christ, the third is about the “already-but-not yet” period with the help of the Spirit, and the fourth is the consummation. These four acts of redemptive narrative provide a big picture of God’s plan and the universal status of humanity.
“Earthquakes are considered as one of the most destructive natural disasters and can produce many types of losses, including