Sonny woke up to his Aunt Pearl telling him that a tsunami struck Hilo where his father is. Sonny couldn’t do anything. He doesn’t know if his dad is alive or not and that scares the whole family. One of Sonny’s uncles takes him and Keo to look for his dad. The drive there, Sonny is going through mental challenges and anxiety.
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.
“Hurricane Katrina itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic” (History). On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall at 6:10 am on the Louisiana Coast as a category 4 storm. As with many hurricanes and storms, evacuations are ordered for the safety of the people. Despite the numerous amount of Hurricanes and storms that have ravaged throughout the Gulf Coast, the area was not prepared for it. Many chose to not obey the order of evacuation and decided to remain in their homes.
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. Months had went by and the city of Galveston was rebuilding. This time they built a seawall to prevent from future storms like this and also to elevate the city above sea level to prevent future flooding too. The chapters are separated by different locations throughout the storm and how some city’s had gotten it worse than other places. The intended audience probably sways more to the actual
As the audience is introduced to the background and characteristics of AbdulRahman and Kathy, Eggers uses symbolism to describe the plot setting and surrounding during each scene. For example, Eggers’ describes the flooded streets of New Orleans as “contaminated water.” In many circumstances throughout the text, Zeitoun is seen helping local residents in his Canoe, as the Military helicopters and boats had not come for rescue. In the article by International Risk Governance Council "The Response to Hurricane Katrina" author Donald P. Moynihan mentions “The consequences of a major hurricane had been long-anticipated for New Orleans in particular, due to the dangers of a levee collapse for a coastal city built mostly below sea level. But the concerns about such a disaster were not met with an appropriate level of preparation.” (Moynihan Pg 1). In many ways, Eggers emphasizes the lack of relief efforts throughout the text by presenting the destruction of the city with looting, flooded streets and helpless
President Bush signed a $10 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane, he ordered 7,000 troops to help with relief efforts. There was also concern that many National Guard units were short staffed in states surrounding, because some were deployed overseas and recruiting efforts in schools and the community had been shorted. Due to the slow response to the hurricane, New Orleans's top emergency management official called it a "national disgrace" and questioned when additional aid would actually reach the desperate city. The city's emergency ops chief Terry Ebbert blamed the response on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mayor Ray Nagin expressed his anger at what he claimed were lousy reinforcements provided by the President and the federal government.
Police officer are sworn in to protect and serve the communities that we live in. How can an individual feel safe when the same police officers are killing innocent people in the line of duty. In addition to that, justice is not being served to the families of the innocent victims, and something needs to be done. This is why Colin Kaepernick's protest should allow change to take place. It's not about race, color, or gender, Kaepernick just wants justice for each and every individual who hasn't received justice for the innocent death of a loved one in their family.
As most of us know, Hurricane Katrina was a major disaster that occurred on April 23, 2005. It was all over the new, on the radio, and in newspaper articles. But all different news media 's present the facts about hurricane Katrina in a different ways. For example, U.S News newspaper article gives facts and pictures of hurricane Katrina but BBC News broadcast did give facts about Hurricane Katrina but did not include any pictures. Both of these sources give information about the U.S News’ article on Hurricane Katrina included pictures of the environment after the hurricane including all of the destruction in this disaster and people cleaning up after the hurricane and provided quotes.
The St. Valentine’s Massacre does not explicitly occur in The Great Gatsby, but an event similar to the massacre destroys Gatsby. Returning from New York, Daisy murders Myrtle Wilson by running over her with a car. When Gatsby is asked who committed the crime, he knows Daisy was driving “but of course [he will] say [he] was” (143). Gatsby decides even though he was not the one behind the wheel, he will take the fall for Daisy. Thus, he was not the perpetrator of the incident and accepting the fault is to further his hope that he will achieve capturing Daisy.
People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t.
The documentary "Trouble the Water" is filled with stories and different accounts of the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. The film begins by introducing Kimberly Roberts and her husband. They are the main characters of this film. The first part of the film shows the day leading up to the hurricane as shot by Mrs. Roberts home video. It focuses on the evacuation order and the people who are not able to leave for lack of transportation.
The article broke down one of the most horrific natural disasters of the century. For many, the wounds have yet to heal and with this article, those individuals and their families are forced to show us their scars again. This was equally hard for Fink to report after talking to survivors from Katrina. She unbiasedly informed her audience who may have been oblivious to what the conditions were for just this hospital alone. The help in the recovery of these sick and injured souls was not treated as a life or death emergency like it should have been.