On Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 a tornado tore through the town of Smithville, Mississippi. The residents of Smithville had been going about their business. They knew of the storm, but no one really expected anything to come of it. The tornado sirens had been going on and off most of the morning, everyone started to grow quite accustom to, but still quite annoyed by, the noise that seemed as though it just would not go away. Most people may only have a faint memory of that day.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of trauma on an 11-year old male. Initially mental health and healthcare professionals believed that children did not experience long-term negative responses to traumatic events. It was thought that children would undergo initial reactive responses to the trauma, but only for a short time and then they would have complete recovery (Bodvarsdottir, Elklit, & Gudmundsdottir, 2006). The case presented in this paper looks at the lasting impact of a tornado on a child’s mental and physical well being. Case
John Daniel Barry, an American novelist, once said, “Society is the mother of us all.” The article “What Unites These States?” by Phillip Caputo, the “Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Address” given by President Bill Clinton, and “The Gettysburg Address” speech spoken by Abraham Lincoln all have one thing in common. The works all support the idea that the unity of men is more powerful than individualism. Society can get more work done in a timely manner than an individual during a crisis. Caputo writes, “A coordinator at the volunteer center told us that more than 14,000 people from every state in the union pitched in.”
During the year of 2005, I was a young, naive six-year-old child that did not entirely understand the different aspects of life, let alone natural disasters or why certain events occurred. That was my perspective until the day before Hurricane Katrina arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winds gusting, whistling peculiar sounds in contrast to the rhythms of the air, loose screen doors pattering against neighboring houses. The air filled with a lingering stench of sewage that could suffocate your lungs.
One day, Percy Jackson, age 15, and Athena, age 14, were doing a project for science. The T.V. came on with an alert that there was a tornado 500 miles away, heading their way. SO, they finished their project, then went to get a mattress, food, pillow and something to drink. They took it down to the basement to get ready for the tornado.
In 2011, Joplin had a deadly tornado hit down on May 22. It was a regular Sunday afternoon when things started to get bad. It started to get really dark outside, winds at 200 mph, and clouds started to rotate, that's when the tornados started to hit. The joplin tornado wasn't just one big tornado there were 3 small tornados, that come together to make an EF5 tornado. The EF5 tornado hit stores, schools, works, and homes.
“Memoir, in some regard, became the voice of national policy,” so states John D’Agata in Joan Didion’s Formal Experience Of Confusion. He thus proclaims that memoirs and memories exist not only as personal experiences but that they can be remolded for public use. D’Agata’s essay supports the concept that memories are powerful tools which connect and inspire communities. Along with this, he warns that though memories and memorials can be helpful for the remembrance of people and events, they can also manipulate people’s perspectives and even erase certain memories from a narrative. D’Agata depicts memories, specifically through memoirs, as powerful and able to connect and inspire communities.
Isaiah Stoute Shield From the Storm The author puts the reader in the vicarious position of a child confronted with the ideals of empathy, morals, and innocence. The author uses imagery to show how empathetic the boys felt toward the birds. The boy said “shh” as he removed his jacket that was so harsh and cold on the outside, but was warm and dry on the inside, and placed it on the birds.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 16, 1947. However, tropical cyclogenesis began with the development of a tropical depression on June 13. There was a total of seven tropical storms, five of them strengthened into hurricanes, while two of those became major hurricanes – Category 3 or higher on the modern day Saffir–Simpson scale. The final system, a tropical depression, was absorbed by a cold front on December 1, one month after the official end of the season on November 1, 1947. Four hurricanes and four tropical storms made landfall during the season. Overall, the tropical cyclones of this season caused about $184.2 million in damage and at least 101 fatalities. The United States death toll of 53 was
The Omaha Storm Chasers are a Minor League Baseball team founded just outside of Omaha, Nebraska in the city of Papillion. Due to the Storm Chasers being located in a high population, such as Omaha, the team can interest a larger community of fans that most Minor League teams can’t do. This outstanding Minor League team is affiliated as the Triple-A organization for none other than the defending World Series champions the Kansas City Royals, and has been affiliated with the Royals since 1969, giving the fans of the Royals a team to cheer for in Nebraska. The Storm Chasers play their games at the beautiful Werner Park, a place that provides wholesome entertainment and quality baseball games for the thousands of fans watching. This ballpark can hold up to 9,000 thrilled fans, also this unique park has a grass berm seating section in the outfield area, making the experience a little different than a regular ball game.
The night of May 25, 2011, is a night that will vividly remain in the forefront of my memories. Myself, Junior, my husband and Mini Pearl our little Chihuahua, were living in Clarksville, on Rogers Avenue, in a spacious old brick home with our friend John “Doc” Strange, his daughter Kristen and his little dog Mischief. The brick house was built in the early 1900’s. Throughout the day and early evening threats of tornadic activity in our area was causing apprehension, trepidation and anxiety in our home.