Flooding Disaster Flooding - arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities or large amounts of water. We are going to talk about how flooding destroy people 's lives and homes around the world. One of the country’s worst flooding disasters occurred February 26, 1972, on Buffalo Creek in Logan County in West Virginia. It was about 8.00a.m a coil waste dam collapsed on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek releasing 132 millions gallons of water into the city and destroying everything. Next were are going to talk about another bad flood that is the Mississippi river flood of 1927, on September 1 water poured over a dozen streams and flooded towns of Carroll, Iowa to Peoria and Illinois three hundred miles and fifty miles apart.
In 1983, representatives from regional planning commissions, parishes, municipalities, state agencies, and the private sector met in Lafayette, Louisiana. There they discussed the need for an organization focusing on flood damage reduction issues, the potential for success, and the goals of an association. As a result of this meeting, the first conference of the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association was held in Lake Charles, LA in 1984. After voting to formally organize; the participants established a constitution, bylaws, and a set of policies. Here is a synopsis of those established policies: Encourage plans, projects, and legislation for flood damage reduction in Louisiana; support comprehensive floodplain management; will work for free and open exchange of scientific information to the public and decision makers; provide and promote training and
Louisiana wetlands’ are currently undergoing catastrophic environmental issues. It’s major environmental problem is the loss of its wetland. Louisiana’s wetland loss has been occurring for thousands of years. Many organisms have been affected by this loss. Most organisms loose their habitats, while others unfortunately die out.
Hurricane Harvey August 13th, a wave was formed off of the coast of Africa. Just days later, Hurricane Harvey destroys parts of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Homes were destroyed, power was out in hundreds of thousands of homes, and billions of dollars would have to be spent. Hurricane Harvey has been the second most destructive hurricane since 2000. The 17th of August Harvey was named, just east off the coast of Lesser Antilles Islands.
The similarities of these disasters were very similar with the cost and the damage it had done. Hurricane Katrina cost was $108 million dollars and the oil spill was $4 to $5 billion dollars. During these both disasters, many people died from the oil spill explosion and the huge hurricane. The hurricane destroyed 300,000 homes, people were out of power, and it took weeks for it to come back on. The oil spilled had damaged the short lines, the spill covered miles, and the hurricane flooded over cities.
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions, and landslides constitute a major problem in many developing and developed countries. Many nations experienced fatalities and injuries, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from natural disasters. Flood disaster has a very special place in natural hazards. In The Gambia (West-Africa), floods have been a major natural hazard, affecting the country over the last decade.
Australia is a country with a lot of history. It all began back then, at least 30,000 years ago about 40,000 BC when the first Aborigines, who are the native people of Australia, arrived from South East Asia. Many Aborigines to this day earn money through selling their native artworks. Aboriginal music is commonly perceptible for its well known instrument, the didgeridoo. Its a wind instrument usually made from bamboo.
Oklahoma By Aneesh Nattuva You are looking at the wild armadillos, coyotes, rabbits, otters, and maybe even a black bear at the fields of growing grass. But then all of a sudden you see the state’s animal, the big and bulky bison! The bison that you are looking at is not alone. Along with that bison, another bison appears, then another, and another, until a whole herd appears.
A stunning example of our modern day setback is hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, humanity watched in shock as - every warning and study notwithstanding - each system that might have saved New Orleans turned futile. Inland waterways collapsed, sending a torrential of floodwater into the city. This destroyed communications channels crippling rescue processes. Roads were impassable and transportation that was expected to evacuate tens of thousands never arrived.
The Johnstown Flood was caused by a man made lake, it was constructed in 1881. The dam was 900 feet by 72 feet. The dam was one of the largest earth dams, which means it was made by things like rocks and dirt instead of cement or steel which bridges are mostly made of. Johnstown was built on the Appalachian Plateau. It was the center of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club.