In 2005 New Orleans was inundated by the hurricane Katrina, where 80% of the city area was under water. This natural disaster was predicted through electronic devices that monitor natural disasters and forewarn people about hurricanes or other types of catastrophes. However, there still were a lot of destructions and deaths. The main reasons for that large amount of deaths and destructions were because the government did not take enough responsibility to prevent New Orleans from flooding and to save people from this extreme situation. Another reason was because people were not evacuated from that city before the hurricane.
In 2004 in Indonesia a 9.0 earthquake hit and created a tsunami that killed about 250,00 people and the author Richard Lewis recreaded the story in the killing sea because he is interested in the mysterious ocean. First on page 48 the narrator said “for as far as Ruslan could see, meulaboh had become a lake, clogged with floating debris”. this is true because meulaboh was one of the first places that the tsunami hit so all the ocean water was there and went through many cities and destroyed pretty much everything there.throughout the book Ruslan finds dead bodies and so did many of the rebels, it said that on page 49 the narrator said”across the way, ruslan can see dozens of bodies crumpled on second floor stairs of the shopping mall.” because of the tsunami, about 250,000 people had died so there would be many dead bodies everywhere and inside of every building, but especially in the shopping mall because people like to go to the mall so there would be a lot of people there. Then on page 18 the narrator said”from up top came peter exited cry.”hey, the reefs are drying up! there 's fish flopping fish around!”” in meulaboh,before the tsunami hit the reef dried up and groups of people were just standing there looking at the reef and there actually was fish flopping around, but then the tsunami hit and killed all of the tourists that were just standing there.richard Lewis accurately represented the tragedy of the tsunami in Indonesia and added a few characters that made
The article simply accepts the hurricane as something natural and always plausible. The opening line of the media representation is as follows, “Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast with devastating force at daybreak on Monday...” (Treaster & Zernike, 2005). This is an example within the media representation that exemplifies the naturalization of the hurricane. This opening line implies the assumption of naturalization of the hurricane. Hurricane Katrina Slams into Gulf Coast; Dozens Are Dead does not tread on what caused the hurricane or how society could have played a role in its severity, but simply assumes it as a natural occurrence, which allows for the hurricane to
Although Hurricane Katrina wasn’t expected to ever hit land, it is one of the biggest storms to hit the United States. The storm devastated the city and the country more than anyone would have every thought. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, displays many of the disastrous events that take place during and after Hurricane Katrina. The book follows Zeitoun and his wife Kathy, a Muslim couple, with four kids and their own painting business, through the storm. After the storm, while Kathy and the kids are staying with friends and family, Zeitoun rides around in his canoe rescuing survivors and watching his properties which has a phone he uses to keep in touch with Kathy.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS DAMAGED BY HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA Following the devastation that ravaged Florida and Texas early September after Hurricane Harvey and Irma left hundreds homeless, jobless and emotionally distraught, America Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in a bid to ease the suffering of immigrants published a document titled “CBP Practice Alert.” The document was targeted at foreign nationals owning water-damaged passports and visas as a result of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Following the plague of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the body (AILA), showed that many foreign residents had their passports or visas damaged by water. The association advised that foreign nationals with such water-damaged documents with the intent of travelling abroad either by air or through the borders should either have their passports/visas replaced before leaving or allow for ample time for application and replacements of new passport before
In his book Decoded, he had mentioned Hurricane Katrina and how it affected people. This is a great example of what’s important v.s. what’s not. People were waiting for the government to do something, but it didn’t. No matter what tragic thing happens in life, it’s up to us to do something instead of waiting for other people to do it.
The “official story” of the Joplin, Missouri tornado of May 22, 2011 is a composite of assertions from public officials and media outlets, collected data from relief agencies, and recalled details of the citizenry. This story developed from the ongoing, dialogical process of storytelling, combining details from many sources and distilling the information into themes shared in the majority of tales, while stripping most individual stories from the overall account. It is the story of a city; individuals are only named as they become symbols of the collective narration. For approximately 38 minutes, beginning at 5:34 pm and ending 6:12 pm on May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri endured the brutality of a multi-vortex, EF-5 tornado. Tearing a mile-wide, 13-mile path through the city, the tornado destroyed over 7,500 homes, 18,000 vehicles, numerous churches and schools, injured over 1,000 people, and claimed 161 lives (Onstot 2013).
There were communication mistakes and other mistakes made during Hurricane Katrina. First of all, detailed and direct information was sent to people for evacuation too close to the time when Katrina was about to hit, not allowing people to prepare for the disaster. If things could be done differently, there should be communication and coordination centers housed in areas where information can be sent directly to the authorities. The lack of ability to communicate with each other and coordinate a response was another mistake. Federal officials struggle to perform responsibilities that are usually conducted by State or local authorities, such as to rescue citizens stranded by the floodwater and evacuate the remaining population of New Orleans
It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans local & federal legislation should supply the money in order to secure the well being of the city. During the reconstruction period, New Orleans local officials were looking for a massive amount of aid in
A market that will be affected in an area hit by a disaster is restaurant meals. Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana on August 29, 2005. As a result the city experienced massive flooding. “Local business owners and managers were strongly impacted by not just the physical damage of the hurricane and its aftermath but also by the loss of operations while the city was closed” (Corey & Deitch, 2011). People in the affected area will want to buy their food quickly and cheaply at supermarkets, not sit down for a slow, expensive meal.
This storm is important because it resulted in many policy changes in New York’s legislation in terms of storm preparation and preparedness. Even after these changes were enacted, they were nowhere near the preparations needed to combat a storm as violent as Hurricane Sandy On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made contact with the Northeast coast of the United States with over 80 mph winds, causing mass damage throughout the outlying areas along the coast. On this day, the New York Stock Exchange closed, a state of emergency was declared by Barack Obama for all areas that would come in contact with the superstorm, all forms of transportations including airplanes, trains and subway lines, and bus transportation were closed, and all low-lying areas of Long Island were ordered to evacuate their homes
While watching the video I thought I would feel sad and depressed but it was the complete opposite. I felt proud of my city because to see what happened and how much destroyed was amazing. I was eleven years old when Hurricane Katrina hit the city but I was aware of all the damage
The (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated that 25% of homes within the Florida keys are completely destroyed, and 65% have had major damage. In preparation for the oncoming hurricane, the government created online websites with plans of what preparations should be made by people who were being evacuated or wanted to stay put. These plans include basic things such as a large supply of both food and water and having all important documents and
August 11th, several countries issued storm warnings, hurricane watches, and hurricane warnings. The storm had still not hit Jamaica, governor Jeb Bush issued a state of emergency declaration because of the impending danger of the oncoming hurricane. Florida has many amusement parks as a tourist attraction. Due to the impending danger all parks were shut down, including Disney World. This was the second time in existence that Disney ever closed the park, the first being another hurricane.
In the early 21st century, one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever make landfall in the United States occurred. New Orleans, Louisiana was forever changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina left over 1500 of its residents dead, and displaced more than 1 million people in the Gulf region (FEMA 2015). Although the city had always taken severe weather precautions, such as installing intricate levees to protect itself, it proved itself to be no match to the Category 5 hurricane that left it in shambles for years to come.