Natural elements along with an unforeseen circumstance contributed to the direct catastrophe tragedy that captures the lives of twelve members of the El Cariso Hotshots on November 1, 1966.This fire become designated as The Loop Fire. Ten members perish on the Fireline will twelve members severely burn consequently two perish later at the hospital from burn injuries. Bringing the fatalities total to twelve members of the El Cariso Hotshots. We can’t forget this fallen man. We need to learn from the past to prevent future targets through our action taken by strategy, tactics and hazard awareness.
In communities within the contaminated districts, clean-up workers suffered respiratory system damage due to inhalation of oil mist which was 12 times in excess of regulatory limits. There were also increased number of reports of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Table 1: Showing Social, Cultural and Individual Impacts of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Braund & Kruse, 2009) Conclusion The Exxon Valdez U.S. tank ship left the Alyeska Marine Terminal March 1989, carrying 1.2 million barrels crude oil to Long Beach, California.
This is a major issue since LAFCO 1398 failed to mail the notice to each property owner. How updated is the list and how accurate? The county of San Bernardino known to host a warlike environment shall subject our fire-department with an iron fist. The fire department must be very alert and astute. And if wise, join the protest and demand the city to alter its course.
Introducing the article, London claims, “The earthquake shook down in San Francisco hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of walls and chimneys.” This clearly introduces his first thought of the earthquake, and what part of the city meant the most to him. Following the topic sentence, London continues the paragraph describing the infrastructure of the city and how each type of building no longer stands. Businesses, Buildings, and homes are the fundamentals that create a living city, and Jack London is specific in how the earthquake affected these aspects in San Francisco. In addition, London is specific with the city smoke and the conflagration.
There were many oil field accidents in Long Beach after oil was discovered on nearby Signal Hill in 1921, but the most tragic was the June 2, 1933, Richfield Oil Company disaster. An explosion at Twenty-Seventh Street and Lime Avenue killed nine, and injured thirty-five. It was a horrible catastrophe that began with a tremendous refinery blast that was felt in cities thirty miles away; even earthquake instruments in Pasadena registered the explosion. The fire that followed reached two homes, but the heroic efforts of 500 men, armed with shovels, prevented the oil that flowed from broken storage vats from igniting and spreading the fire further into residential areas. All in all fifty dwellings were damaged and a dozen other small buildings
The first step is to determine the level of damage. They include: • Ten people have been reported missing • Edenton Community Hospital is reporting damage and receiving the injured. • The downtown fire station has been destroyed. • Two fire stations can operate well. • A large fire reported downtown and water mains have been cut.
Ill-Equipped Rescuers Formative Assessment The article “Ill-Equipped Rescuers Digs Out Volcano Victims; Aids Slow Reach to Colombian Town” written by Bradley Graham provides information on the eruption of a volcano taking place in Columbia. Moreover, the eruption caused a major outcry in the city Armero, Columbia leading to the deaths of thousands. Throughout the article Bradley Graham described his sightings throughout his journey from people dying one by one and how the city was completely devastated during this event.
One of the Darkest Days in Oklahoma On April 19, 1995, one of the deadliest attacks on our nation happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The attack happened on the Alfred P. Murrah Building at approximately 9:00 A.M. A Ryder rental truck that was parked in the front of the nine-story building in downtown Oklahoma City caused the explosion.
It was on August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time when tens of thousands of lives would perish. The Enola Gay which was an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Consequently, the explosion caused would devour about 80,000 people, but many more would later face death because of the radiation. But aside from death another 35,000 persons were injured, and at least another 60,000 persons would be dead by the end of the year as an immediate effect from this cataclysmic event.
A prayer vigil was held at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland on Saturday night in the memory of Oakland warehouse fire victims. The fire at the converted warehouse which was packed with 50-100 youngsters dancing to electronic music claimed 33 lives. "They were amazing and I'm sorry for everyone's loss," said Genevieve Griesau, whose four friends were still missing after the fire. "It's mind blowing, heart breaking."