In 2007 a terrible tragedy happened to Elie, Manitoba on June 22nd that left people in shock. It destroyed a highway, 2 houses and damaged other homes. It was also recorded as the first F5 tornado to ever occur in Canada.
The Spartans believed that the youngest men in the army should defend the older and more experienced military men especially well. Although their “knees are no longer nimble” , it is apparent that the Spartans valued the wisdom and experience that seniors brought to the battle field nearly as much as their fighting ability. Through rank structure, this notion holds true today in nearly every armed forces organization. The longer a member devotes his life to the organization, along with the achievement of certain qualifications, the higher rank he achieves. Each rank has fewer members than the last, presenting seniors with a sense of reverence from the junior personnel. While older Spartan warriors still took part in active fighting, seniors in the US military are usually assigned to advisory rolls to better apply their knowledge in their particular field of
Tornadoes can reach up to 300 miles per hour and the damage paths can be an excess of 1 mile wide. Also, they can reach an amazing length of 50 miles long (Ready.gov, 2012)! The second deadliest tornado recorded in the United States is called the Natchez Tornado. It hit Natchez, Mississippi and traveled along the Mississippi River; creating destruction to the river and Vidalia, Louisiana. This devastation occurred on May 7, 1840 (Hall, 2014). Tornadoes create large amounts of damage and are deadly to people if they are not prepared properly.
The Joplin Tornado was a very extreme F-5 tornado that killed and injured many people. To begin, the articles "The Evil Swirling Darkness" and the article "A Storm Chaser 's First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" both give very different accounts of what happened the day of the tornado. One example of a difference between the two articles is how the second article talks a lot about how after the tornado had finished, there were no emergency responders that came to help the people who had experienced the tornado. The second article talks about this towards it 's end. Another difference between the two articles is that the storm chaser article talks about pulling people out from the rubble after the tornado took place. This was towards the middle and end of the article.
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage. The power of the hurricane depends on how rapidly water can evaporate from the ocean. Evaporation transfers heat from the ocean into the atmosphere. Since Global warming is happening and is a very important subject to this day there is a lot of evaporation happening when there is a hurricane. Climate change will increase the amount of devastation due to hurricanes as sea levels rise because of global warming
What just happened!?! It was a tornado. Tornadoes and hurricanes have many differences and similarities. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause a ton of damage. The most disastrous hurricane was hurricane Catrina. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause horrific impact, the size of them, and they both indeed have certain locations.
“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
Just like in the “Night of The Twisters” we have tornados here in Iowa two. A tornado is violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
One day, Percy Jackson, age 15, and Athena, age 14, were doing a project for science. The T.V. came on with an alert that there was a tornado 500 miles away, heading their way. SO, they finished their project, then went to get a mattress, food, pillow and something to drink. They took it down to the basement to get ready for the tornado. So them and Percy’s mom went to the basement and planned on staying there.
To be exact, it was made up of five families: the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese families (Ten commandments of…, 2008). These were the families in New York, which are the “original” families to come directly from Sicily. Family was unquestionably the most important value to the American Mafia culture. It started with how someone was inducted, which involved an invitation by a close friend or relative. Then, the induction ceremony made the person a “made man,” which could also mean being reborn. However, once one is inducted to be a member of the family, there was no going back. According to the Discovery channel documentary Ten Commandments of the Mafia (2008), “Once you join the Mafia, it expects to own you: heart, body, and soul.” The obligation family members had to the cause was so intense that, even if a member’s wife was giving birth, one call to service from the member’s captain (or capo) was enough to leave his actual family for some job required by the Mafia. In that sense, this is an enormous disparity between the Mafia culture and the dominant
The family was a regular law-following Italian Americans, there were few indications that Al would have become public enemy number one, but as soon they moved into more of a ethnically mixed community Al was then expose to more cultural influence which lead him down to the road of a crime lord, by the time that he was eleven Al Capone already have surrounded himself with other dangerous hoodlums, he was a member of a junior gang that taught its members the art of vandalism and street boxing (The Life and times of Al Capone by Tom Stockdale pg9). Al Capone later become closer with crime organization like the Five Point Gang and brought attention from the fearsome member Frank Yale (The Life and times of Al Capone by Tom Stockdale pg9). Beside the environment around Al it was his schooling that set him on his path to becoming a crime figure. Al
It was 2:25 pm in Murphysboro, Illinois. The skies darkened, the winds howled, and the rain poured down. Descending on the small little town was a monstrous EF-5 tornado a mile wide with wind speeds above 300 miles per hour. The Tornado had already ravages parts of Missouri and Illinois, killed and injured multiple people, and was ready to lay carnage to Murphysboro. It was coming for the town, straight on a path to tear it up. It ripped up trees, destroyed cars, carried houses into the air… and Justin Sky was caught in the middle of it all.
Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops. He/she has the responsibility of the daily processions of hi/her base; His fitness and his/her troop’s fitness level; a command climate where practices of integrity can be adhered to even when he/she is not present. He is responsible for the training of his/her company and to the organization for creating a culture based around the practices and policies in the ethos of the
Lightning crashes overhead as I race back into the house, dripping wet. I was just returning back from an adventure in the woods. The storm was unexpected, even the forecasters had never expected it. Luckily, I managed to make it back inside safely. I peered out the window as I took off my raincoat. The rain pitter pattered against the pavement softly, creating a lulling sound. I shook my head, fiercely trying to concentrate so that I didn’t fall asleep. I still have video games and homework to complete! The rain has always been a thing that could put me to sleep at the drop of a hat, in fact it’s my favorite weather. I swiftly changed my clothes so that I didn’t catch a cold and I sat down on the couch, pulling my homework out from my bookbag. Math equations filled my head but I still couldn’t concentrate. I stared out the window again, the rain luring me in. I sat my homework down and got up to look out the window again. As I gazed out the window a shadow caught my attention, it breezed through the forest and it went by so fast that I didn’t know what it was. A bird perhaps? Maybe. Whatever it is I need to figure it out! It could be something cool! But what about my homework? Well, this shouldn’t take long and besides, math is easy, I’ll be fine. I’ll just finish it when I get home. I jumped into my rain boots and put my raincoat back on. Then I twisted the