People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t.
The widespread damage of San Francisco effected every race and culture throughout the city at the time of the earthquake by leaving them with one thing in common, nothing. Extending from the rich to the poor, from the Chinese to the Italians, nearly every member of society had been left with only the belongings they were able to scavenge as they fled to safety. The New York Times remarked that the destruction caused from the earthquake left nearly half of San Francisco in ruins, 50,000 citizens homeless, and a property loss of more than $200,000,000. Shockingly, in addition to the immediate damage and loss of life caused by the earthquake, as more fires spread throughout the city the total number of citizens left homeless quadrupled and the value of property lost doubled. The remaining citizens of San Francisco who united as a community of survivors of this wide-scale crisis paved the way for the social developments that followed the earthquake.
This storm claimed its title as one of the most deadly hurricanes to ever hit the United States of America with a estimated death count of 1,245 to 1,836 total. Katrina, on top of all the damage that she did, displaced over a million people from the coastal areas
At the time, 80% of the city had been evacuated (covered with water). Some of the city was under 20 feet of water. Thousands of people choose to stay out in the storm than to stay in the shelter. More than 1,800 people died during this tragedy. Some people got trapped in, and had to wait to be saved.
These animals are often left on the streets to fend for themselves. “We previously picked animals on the streets, but now I found them at my doorstep,” Carmen Cintron, founder and administrator of Santuario Canita in Guayama, told Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero. Santuario Canita, which provides shelter to 740 dogs and 12 cats, is unable to receive more pets after Hurricane Maria’s aftermath. “We lost at least 20 animals, not because they were physically injured but because they felt anxiety and fear from the hurricane,” Cintron added, “We could have moved 200 animals to a school or another refuge, but that could have been even more dangerous.” Claribel Pizarro, executive assistant at the Humane Society of Puerto Rico said that the situation was horrible. Pizarro added that people turn in pets
Over 1,700 people died and more than 50% of the people had family living further away from Lake Nyos who were left to grieve their terrible loss. Also, more than 3,500 livestock died which affected eating resources. This had an effect on companies who were buying those animals
With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer. Once an individual acquired the infection, within thirty hours, most would be dead. But, could something like this actually benefit Americans and their society? Most people would say that 675,000 deaths never improves a country, but in America’s
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. On the day of September 8 ,1900 a Category 4 hurricane went through Galveston, Texas and around 6,000 to 8,000 people died. During the Galveston hurricane the city of oleander was filled with people that were on vacation.
On August 29, 2005, a category five hurricane, named Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and destroyed everything in its path. As all the other residents of New Orleans, I was one of the people who experienced this horrible disaster. No one ever predicts that this kind of thing will ever happen to them. Everyone has their story about what happened to them during Hurricane Katrina, but I am going to tell you about my experience and how to affected my life. When Hurricane Katrina came, I was eight years of age and was in the third grade.
In 2004 there was a category 4 hurricane that swept through a number of states and islands in the Atlantic and caused horrific damage. Leaving families were without shelter, food, water, and power for days. Roadways were flooded, houses were crushed by trees, and the most tragic outcome of all lives was lost. Yet somehow I managed to make a pretty good memory of it. My experience with hurricane Charley was challenging, but surprisingly fun.
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.
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.
Irma was a category 5 hurricane. It hit Florida, debris left lying around everywhere. At least 36 people were reported dead, and over six million people were left without power. The flooding has makes walking the streets dangerous as the muddy water can hide sharp objects along with holes. The (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated that 25% of homes within the Florida keys are completely destroyed, and 65% have had major damage.