The Johnstown Flood was a disaster that had a big impact throughout the town. All the families became scared and traumatized of such magnitude that the storm had.Not knowthing if tehre was gonna be another flood coming their way.For example, When the author describes how the torrent of water destroyed houses,trains, tracks,machinery and everything else that was in its path.Also, another description that that caught my attention is how he describes ''It was almost as though there was nothing even like a city anywhere near''. It specifically backs up every other detail mentioned before. Also, when the dam decided to give up from so much water we can conclude that there was incredibly brave people that wanted to save as many lives as possible. Many people got separated from their families when the big wave came rushing down.
Hurricane Katrina’s Recovery Ten years ago Hurricane Katrine made history by being one of the worst hurricanes to make landfall. It was ranked as one of the deadliest hurricanes in the US history causing over $100 billion dollars in damages. There were over 1,800 confirmed deaths due to Katrina. Hurricane Katrina destroyed over 1 million acres throughout the Gulf Coast and over 80% of New Orleans was flooded. Most of New Orleans was below water for days and many other areas were under water for weeks.
A Natural disaster can cause harmful effects when they occur. Natural disaster can be devastating on villages, communities, churches, and one’s mental health wellness. As millions watched the world news, Haiti was destroyed by a natural disaster once again. This hurricane is called Matthew, which is a natural process that was beyond human control. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, that was devastated by an earthquake in 2010.
Category 4 hurricanes start to cause catastrophic damage. They cause brutal flooding and this hurricane type begins to kill many people. Category 5 hurricanes are major storms that cause fatal damage and usually have a death toll of around one-hundred people. They have wind speeds of 157 mph and
The Dust Bowl negatively affected people who lived there in a personal way. By 1940, more than 2.5 million people had fled from the regions affected by the Dust Bowl. Nearly 10 percent moved to California. It was devastating for generations of families because it changed their lives forever. (History.com staff) “2.5m people fled the areas that had been affected by the dust bowl”.
Hurricane Katrina: The Devastation of a Nation August 29th 2005, the day Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans caused mass destruction and claimed the lives of many. The day the hurricane touched down it scored in at a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale which puts it in the “major” category meaning “devastating” damage will occur. I don’t think anybody realized the mass amount of damage Katrina would really cause, it took lives, homes, land and so much more. Katrina originated in the Bahamas on August 23th and after it struck there it started making its way for the US. The day before the hurricane struck many people had already evacuated their cities but Mr. Nagin the mayor of New Orleans said he would not put out a mandatory
Notes: Tropical Cyclone Tracey caused an impact in economy of about 950 million dollars in. Also, Tropical Cyclone Tracey lead to a loss in population which dropped the people in jobs decimating local businesses. Tropical Cyclone Tracey destroyed over 9000 homes. Most of the buildings were not built to cyclone regulations despite they were in the cyclone belt. This would have cost them lots of money to rebuild everything again and would have taken a long time to regrow the environment to how it was before.
A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls. A total of 230,000 people were killed (Telegraph,2014). Tsunamis are giant ocean waves that are triggered by an earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. These ocean waves will grow in height as they travel inland, due to the depth of the ocean decreasing. The world responded with donations and relief efforts to countries affected which included Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Maldives.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
This provides a greater probability of environmental threats. For example, Hurricane Katrina occured in Louisiana and caused millions’ lives to destabilize. The victims were drowning in peril and had a total loss of invulnerability in their lives. The South has steadily represented less stability and security for both characters in literature and people in real
The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months. When the flood finally ended on August 31, 1927, lives were destroyed along with houses, stores and even towns. I think this was a very important part of our history because of the ways that it affected our
The McDuffie riots had a huge impact on the black community of Miami, The city of Miami, and The national government. Actions previously taken and their impact today. “The actions of the rioters were that they looted and burned down white owned stores.” (Floyd). “The riots would get tear gas and burn down stores and all you could smell is tear gas and smoke.” (Floyd). “They burned down white own tire company that burned on for days and nights, and all you could see was smoke from it all the way in uptown Miami.” (Floyd).
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.
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
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.