Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
Thousands of people died, the city was wrecked and fires were set aflame. The earthquake happened at 5:13 in the morning on April 20, 1906. The earthquake destroyed the city hall and many more buildings that took a long time to build. It had killed many people and started oil leaks. The leaks led to fires that blazed upon the city and killed many more.
The destruction of the earthquake and the fires that followed resulted in the estimated death of more than 3,000 citizens, property damage of $400,000,000, and homeless population of 200,000. With nearly every building leveled and the majority of citizens scattered throughout the city, large companies and businesses were forced to shut down or relocate, damaging the city's economy even greater. As a result, nearly every citizen of San Francisco was left jobless and unable to care for themselves or their family. In addition to the sudden skyrocket in unemployment, a large sum of San Francisco's refugees in need of urgent care could no longer wait for municipal or federal support and began relocating in available sources of aid such as Oakland. In response, social developments like relief services in San Francisco and from around the country organized throughout the city in an attempt to keep its population from lowering any further by providing aid for victims
The city of Chicago was so flammable because almost the entire city was made out of wood. Even buildings that claimed to be fire proof were destroyed. The fire killed hundreds of people and destroyed almost the entire city. Even though the fire was one of the largest disasters in U.S history, Chicago reborn from the ashes and build again making the city one of the most
The massive explosion caused burning debris to shower over the surrounding buildings and onto the streets below, which made it clear that America was now under attack. The terrorist attack killed 2,977 people. This awful event left a scar on America’s society. American Airline Flight 11 was hijacked and flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center
But once they made it to the scene they were pelted by rocks and glass bottles. The firefighters were forced to leave the scene and let the fires blaze across the city. As the fires kept burning the city to ashes, the winds started to pick up. The wind recorded that day was as high as 25 mph. The fires swept across the city of Detroit burning anything that stood in its way.
The Massive Earthquake The earthquake in 1906 was one of the most tragic things that happened in history . Mainly approximately 3,000 people died in this natural disaster .Also a woman named ¨Emma Burke ¨ was one of the survivors to live to write her story . Also the is a story that tells the reader about the 1906 earthquake .The name of that book is called ¨Dragonwings ¨ The disaster was really bad for those who lost their lives and to those who were injured . During this time it made it hard for people to survive because of all the smoke and to those who lost their houses in the fire Because they had different purposes for writing, Emma Burke’s point of view of the 1906 earthquake was that nothing really happened to anyone , while Moon
In 1746, an 8.5 earthquake struck about 50 miles north of Lima Peru, devastating the city. The earthquake then caused a tsunami that would destroy the port city Callao half an hour later. Many lives were lost, some to being crushed under the rubble of adobe buildings they lived in, some to the flooding, and some to the subsequent fallout of disease and hazardous living conditions. The loss of life totaled into the thousands. Charles Walker’s Shaky Colonialism, published in 2008, uses these natural disasters to closely examine the socio-political layers of colonial Latin American history.
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. The earthquake lasted for less than a minute but caused some serious damage. It had started several fires through the city, lasted for three days and destroyed nearly 500 blocks. The people that had survived went to sleep in tents in city parks, stood in line for food, and had to cook in the street so they couldn 't start any more
The Great Chicago Fire, was a catastrophic event that charred 3.3 square miles of Chicago. It slayed nearly 300 people and more than 100,000 citizens lost their homes. The fire destroyed 17,500 buildings and Chicago lost 200 million dollars (4 billion dollars in 2016 money). A burning hell raged upon Chicago from 9:00 pm, October 8th to early tuesday morning October 10th. It sent many people running for their lives, some crossed the river thinking it would save them; but the fire burned over the river because of the oils and pollutants in the water.
But, the effects left on its residents were even bigger. The city was completely destroyed, and costed the city over two-hundred million dollars to fix. But, even though the city was destroyed it could be replaced, but the lives lost could not. An estimated three-hundred people died in that fire. The effects left on the families that lost a loved one was greater than the loss of their homes.
As those giant towers collapsed, so did our sense of security and the “safest place on Earth” became a home of fear. That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of
Streets are crammed with emergency vehicles, and traffic jams hold up the final roadways. News reporter Olivia Esposito put it best as: “The earthquake killed more than 60 people, injured almost 4,000, and left several thousand Californians homeless.” Undoubtedly, tons of people’s homes and appliances get destroyed due to earthquakes. According to the Earthquake Insurance Claim Form, over $8,000 are spent on bathroom appliances and more than $9,000 are used for bedrooms because of broken windows, displaced floors, and cracked closet walls. Strong earthquakes that hit people’s homes not only destroy their homes, but leave a grand amount of people homeless. As a result, earthquakes affect the Earth, people, and property on it.
This past month, the Pacific Northwest has been on fire. Wildfires in this area have been devastating to families, firefighters, ranchers, animals, and so many others. While firefighters fight viciously to contain these fires, there is another war that is going on at the same time; integrity in media. During these fires, newspapers and various news stations supplied the public with half-truths and exaggerations. For example, the Soda fire on the Idaho and Oregon border burned over 280,000 acres.