September, 1938 off the coast of Africa a storm was brewing and was heading towards the coast of Florida.
TORNADO NAMES; each tornado has a different name due to their type of damage. F1 is called a moderate tornados and there wind speeds are usually 73-112 miles per hour. There damage is usually just some roof shingles peeled back and some cars pushed off the road. F2 is known as a significant tornadoes, the wind speeds are up to 113-157 miles per hour. The F2 damage is roofs torn from houses and large trees snapped off. F3 is called a severe tornados and the wind speeds are 158-206 miles per hour. There damage is roofs and some walls torn from buildings, heavy trucks lifted from the ground. F4 are called Devastating tornados and there wind speeds are 207-260 miles per hour. There damages are well constructed houses are blown off from foundations. F5 are called incredible tornados and there wind speeds are 261-318 miles per hour. The damages are strong framed houses lifted from foundations and the ground swept
In the Jeannette Walls memoir Glass Castle, the author expounds on situations about education found beyond the classroom walls by using life lessons such as survival skills and moral lessons such as acceptance and forgiveness through figurative language by using imagery.
“I just remembered while running to the bathroom, the windows all blew in and the second my dad closed the door everything went to grey. No idea how long after that I regained consciousness, but I finally woke up in the rubble of the house and everything was just gone” said by Scott Offerman as he recollects horrific memories of the day his house went up by the Plainfield tornado of 1990. On August 28th, 1990 an F5 tornado had blown through Plainfield, Illinois with no warning or sirens. Scott Offerman’s family wasn’t the only family to lose everything they had that day, hundreds of stories could be told by families as many were affected. After the Plainfield tornado of 1990, many weather researchers had looked into why no sirens or tornado
he early 20th century was a period of social change and urbanization which followed by the Great Depression. The dust become a way of life. A dust bowl survivor described what daily life was like during the dust bowl: “ In the morning the dust hung like fog, and the sun was as red as ripe new blood. All day the dust sifted down from the sky, and the next day it sifted down. An even blanket covered the earth. It settled on the corn, piled up on the tops of the fence posts, piled up on the wires; it settled on roofs, blanketed the weeds and trees” . Strong wind blowed all the time. The sky was cloudy and dusty. The sun hides between the thick layers of dust. Dust blown everywhere and covered everything including houses. Layer of dust piled
The name of the book is “Isaac’s Storm” and the authors name is Erik Larson. Erik was born in Brooklyn, New York. Larson was received on January 3, 1954. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1976, with a degree in Russian History. He then went back to New York to attended graduate school at Columbia University to study journalism. Erik Larson is now a journalist and a non-fiction author with multiple best sellers. He began writing small stories for newspapers, and worked his way up all the way to the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. Which is already a huge accomplishment for a lot of writers. Erik Larson is married and has three daughters, the live in Seattle, Washington. He started his career,
Dorothea Lange took a photograph of a single mother with her three children. The mother is a weather beaten women that has three children. Two who are leaning on her shoulder and one who is still an infant on her lap. This photo became the well know photograph called the Great Depression of America. It was created to raise awareness and to provide aid to impoverished farmers. Ms. Thompson, the mother in the photograph, had been living on frozen vegetables from the fields. Her children caught wild birds to help feed themselves. Everything had frozen over and there was no work at all, yet the mother could not move on because she had sold all of the four tires to her car to provide food for her family.
The Mapleton Iowa caused damage and destruction. The Mapleton Iowa tornado “WIND DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY WINDS ESTIMATED AT 136 TO 165 MPH.” “Injured 14 people were injured” and “75% of the town destroyed”. About 600 plus homes were destroyed.
I am Dylan Timms and this is my essay called A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.
In 2015 in the middle of summer there was a conflagration.The conflagration was in a small town of M.T Vernon,Oregon and it burned for days and days.Firefighters tell me that it started because of the conflagration in California it started from the small embers that traveled and landed in a pile of hay,and spread to the dry grass.
Dr.Cline began to become terrified of what the storm was becoming capable of and began warning Galveston residence. But it was too late, very few got out of the city in time. The wind blew the water out of Galveston bay and into the city itself. In effect, the storm 's trajectory made galveston the victim of two storm surges , the first in the bay, and the second from the Gulf. Many men and women began furiously chopping holes in their parlor floors to hopefully admit water and to anchor their homes in place. The winds remain at a sustained 150 miles per hour and had gust up to two hundred miles per hour. “The sea followed. Galveston became Atlantis.” Waves swept through neighborhoods taking houses and families with them. One resident describes
dinner.“How was your first day of school?” She asked. Logan didn’t think much of moving schools but it was nothing special. “Fine, I guess. I mean you don’t usually see a new kid in the middle of February.” It was a long day for Logan but with all the stress his mom had from moving houses and jobs he didn’t want to add any stress. “Don’t worry honey, it will get better. Just be patient.” His mom had just gotten a new job as a nurse and his dad is a businessman. “When will dad be home. He’s always late.” Logan and his dad didn’t have the best relationship. His dad is very secretive and always has been. “Logan enough with that negative attitude now go set the damn table.” His mom said with force. “Ok, ok, sorry.” Logan replied. He reluctantly set the table as his dad burst through the door. Logan tried to ask his dad about his day but he just waved him off and asked his mom when the food would be ready.
The EF5 tornado hit stores, schools, works, and homes. Many people were divested either because they lost all their belongings,homes, or close friends or family. The joplin tornado killed at least 695 people. It was a devastating time, but lots of people helped others out even if they had there own problems.
One Sunday night in October 2015 my dad went to a Packer game with a friend from work. On his way to the game my dad and his friend stopped at a party bus. His friend knew the guys that had the party bus so they stayed for a couple of drinks. My dad has always told me never to set your drink down because someone could put something in it. Well he should have taken his own advice because, he set his drink down for a bit then, when he went to pick his cup back up he ended up picking up a different cup that possibly had drugs in it. After a couple drinks my dad and his friend go into the stadium and find their seats. My dad only had 3 or 4 drinks at the Packer game and at the beginning of 3rd quarter they finally left to go home. My dads friend dropped my dad off at his car in appleton then, my dad drove home only to the edge of Oshkosh at the last stop light. He only made it that far because he got pulled over.
“That’s great,” Renée said. “That explains why he texted me yesterday to wish me a merry Christmas. I’m glad you guys had a great time.”