“A sea of wreckage spread in every direction. Houses had disintegrated. Isaac looked for landmarks and saw none”(230). He says this to describe, just how bad it was. You could walk down your own street, that you have lived at for years and you would not even recognize it, from all the damage the hurricane had done.
All things considered, even though the Great Flood caused a lot of damage and devastation, it was also the cause of a major political change which in the long run was probably better. The flood changed the way that many states provided relief from natural disasters and the responsibility of government in assisting the victims that were affected by the disasters. The flood also changed the way that people lived, due to the fact that it destroyed multiple houses and towns. The Great Flood of 1927 is classified as one of the worst natural disasters of the 1900’s because of how many towns it destroyed and displaced when the MIssissippi overflowed into 11 states from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months.
There are several things that can result in floods. Rain, obviously, but believe it or not, droughts can, too. A drought is a long period of dry weather, especially one injurious to crops. Droughts can result in floods because during prolonged spells, especially, they will deplete the ground’s source of water, leaving the top layer extraordinarily dry. Then, when it rains, that top layer acts as a natural barrier, preventing the water from soaking in.
People lost their homes, their loved ones, and their communities.I couldn 't image how horrible it would be to come back to your home and it be destroyed. I feel like even though there was a lot of destruction, there was some good. It opened people’s eyes that places like New York and other very populated cities can be hit by natural disasters. The storm showed that big cities need to take more precautions in the future. I also feel like it banned people together.
Around five hundred thousand people went on it, and their calamities still be sensed. The people on the Oregon Trail faced the most hardships due to the weather, loss of resources, and diseases. To begin with, the people on the Oregon Trail faced the most difficulties because of the weather. First off, even the most common weather had drastic impacts on their journey. Including rain, which was difficult because, “there was no shelter on open plains and covered wagons leaked” (Lemke).
Hurricanes not only bring devastating storm surges, violent winds, and torrential rainfall, but the aftermath of these storms proves to be costly. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ivan resulted in over $14.2 billion and Hurricane Katrina produced over $75 billion in damages. After witnessing the devastation of these hurricanes, I remain determined to improve structures on the Gulf Coast.
The Imminent Threat of Sea Level Rise in Miami Here in southeast Florida we are one of the most vulnerable sea level rise places on earth. Citizens of these cities have begun to notice the changes of the sea level during a small period of time. Each time, it is more common to see in no rain days flooding, streets of water coming out under the earth, and it is not fresh water. It is salty water proceeding from the ocean. According to the World Resources Institute, (Forbes 3) by the end of this century, the sea level could increase up to 4 feet; at this point, more than 80 percent of south beach would be flooded.
As trenches were dug underground and it rained quite often in the Western front, rainwater would get trapped inside the trenches. And because there was no or poor drainage, the trenches would fill up with water. That will cause most soldiers which walk around the trenches barefoot to have something known as “trench foot”. Trench conditions varied widely
Flash flooding in Birmingham, AL: Working Title, replace before turn in. Kathrin Ignelzi Jacksonville State University Abstract According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Study Birmingham, Alabama is “relatively flat and highly urbanized, with storm runoff directed through storm sewering into streams” (FEMA, 2010, pg 18). The concern is the runoff “sometimes exceeding the capacity of the streams to safely transport the water downstream” (FEMA, 2010) which has caused millions of dollars in flood damage. Lindell, Prater & Perry (2007) describe flash flooding occurring “when runoff reaches its peak in less than six hours, which usually occurs in hilly areas with steep
The sky looks almost completely gray throughout the entire year and when a person steps outside their clothes have a dirt substance all over them due to the pollution. Beaches are also treated very badly due to excessive littering and not much is due to clean it up. Countries that are more economically stable will deem environmental care a top priority, which means Peru is not sufficiently
After hurricane Katrina, the city water had all kinds of toxins and poisons, which makes the water unsuitable to drink. Therefore bottled water then comes into play. Natural disasters do not just happen here in the United States, they happen all over.” Bottled water becomes a big lifesaver” (Fager), all because it can travel and it gets to wherever safely, sealed, drinkable, and most importantly life saving for anyone in a critical situation. Bottled water has become a necessity for life because it is used in all kinds’ situations, whether they are life threatening situations or just a drink for
With the trees falling all over the place there was floods because the trees backed up the rivers and streams then the rain did not help because it rained for many days strait. The rain also affected the cities because the city’s sewer plants flooded. The rain also flooded the subways. The subways were completely full of water. The subways were still not in use months after the hurricane because it cracked the concrete in the subways.