Storm surge Essays

  • Environmental Impact Of Hurricane Katrina

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    On August 29, 2005, a storm that destroyed the lives of countless innocent people, left families in full desolation, and changed the lives of millions within a few hours, hit the Gulf Coast. The storm, which is also known as Hurricane Katrina, lasted eight days from August 23, 2005 to August 31, 2005 with its highest wind speed at 175 mph. It is known to be one of the largest, deadliest, and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. The storm destroyed about $108 billion worth of damages and

  • Summary: Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina

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    the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm. About 80% of New Orleans was under water and the hurricane impacted about 90,000 square miles. Hurricane Katrina affected over 15 million people in different

  • Environmental Effects Of Hurricanes

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    “Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United

  • Galveston Hurricane Essay

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    Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. On the day of September 8 ,1900 a Category 4 hurricane went through Galveston, Texas and around 6,000 to 8,000 people died. During the Galveston hurricane the city of oleander was filled with people

  • Servant Leadership During Hurricane Katrina

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    first responders to work together to help people in the aftermath of a natural disaster. The role of the first responders during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was supposed to be directing, protecting, treating, and securing those affected by the storm. Instead, victims were forced to live in crowded conditions inside of the Superdome, while awaiting the help of the first responders. The first responders failed to deliver their services in a timely manner. Health needs of children and elderly were

  • Boscastle Flood

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    this huge volume of water in the river channel - to overflow. • The flooding also unfortunately coincided with a high tide which worsened the impacts of the flood due to sea water also now reaching the village. • A mixing of airs between the Atlantic storm and Prevailing Winds caused an abnormally high level of rainfall in the period. Effects Primary Social- 75 cars, 5 caravans, 6 buildings and several boats were washed into the sea. Many people were also left homeless overnight having to sleep in abandoned

  • Natural Disasters In Haiti

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    96% of its population living at risk, Haiti has the highest vulnerability rating in terms of cyclones among the region’s small island states (12.9 on a scale of 13). The effects of cyclones include wind damage, flooding, land/mudslides and coastal surges. Haiti is highly vulnerable to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides and droughts. This vulnerability is greatly influenced and exacerbated by the country 's poverty, continuous state of complex emergency and environmental degradation.

  • A Comparison Of The San Francisco Earthquake Of 1906

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    Although the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 were both horrific events that created huge destruction on the United States, they took a big toll in people’s lives in many different ways and encouraged them to take charge and rebuild back their hometowns that they loved. The San Francisco Earthquake commenced at five thirteen o’clock in the morning, with the epicenter offshore of San Francisco. The city carried more than 400,000 people during this event (Earthquake

  • Essay On Flood In Kuching

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    The most recent flood occur in Kuching, Sarawak where heavy rainfall caused some areas around Kuching to be inundated by flood waters and most roads became congested as they were impassable to traffic. The heavy downpour was still continuing around Kuching and several stalled vehicles were left on the flooded roads. Several key places were flooded including the Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters at Jalan Badaruddin, Padungan fire and rescue station, Faculty of Medicine

  • Personal Narrative: My Life After Hurricane Katrina

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    August 28, 2005, at approximately 2:00 pm in Gulfport, Mississippi, was the beginning of the first traumatic event in my life. It was a pretty windy day, and the clouds were moving in. Nobody knew that by the time the sun came up the next day, the landscape, and everything we knew, would be changed forever. Hurricane Katrina was a category five hurricane making its way towards us on the gulf coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. As the day grew older, the air got dense and colder and that taste and

  • Tragedy In Thomas Scarseth's Of Mice And Men

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    "A Teachable Good Book: Of mice and men" by Thomas Scarseth provides a unique angle to observe the themes in Of mice and men. He states that this story is that of a tragic one. Scarseth continues by giving examples of the uniqueness of the text, telling of the literary dissatisfaction people experience with tragic stories. He goes into depth about the personality and mannerisms of each character and why some conflict arises because of those personalities. Scarseth states that “Tragedy exists even

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of When The Levees Broke

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    Spike’s decision to interview those from New Orleans and Louisiana offers a much larger quantity of information, and also can introduce the aspects of traditions and civilization of that region that were not completely destroyed by the storm, such as Mardi Gras. To fuel the interest gained from the audience, “authoritative” peers were interviewed to provide more factual and historical information aside from domestic opinion, as well as including media from political meetings, and news

  • Speech Ethos Pathos Logos

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    It was August 29, 2005. A massive hurricane hit the gulf coast of the United States. There were 1,836 people killed. At least 70,000 people were rescued. The people of Louisiana needed hope that their lives would be rebuilt, so as governor, Kathleen Blanco gave an inspirational speech called the “Address to a Joint Session of the Louisiana State Legislature. This speech was presented to the Legislation to demand that New Orleans would be rebuilt and to prove that the people affected by the tragedy

  • Super Storm Sandy Case Study

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    Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing

  • Importance Of Command Relationship

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    The Importance of Command Relationship in Response to Hurricane Katrina SFC Rande J. Rodrigues Fort Campbell NCOA The Importance of Command Relationship in Response to Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes and the most destructive and powerful hurricane ever to hit the United States. It was not only the costliest natural disaster ever to hit the U.S. but also the most controversial and highly politicized, with federal, state and local officials blaming each other

  • Hurricane Katrina Research Paper

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    Hurricane Katrina: the Affects of National Guidance SFC Guillermo Mora U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy Master Leader Course Class# 003-18 MSG Brandy Phillip Introduction One of the deadliest hurricanes hit the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina did a lot of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to eighty percent of the city to be flooded causing more than 2,000 deaths and over 100 billion dollars in damages ( staff

  • Haiti Earthquake Research Paper

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    Human Health Impacts in Haiti Before and After the 2010 Earthquake Introduction The 2010 earthquake that took place is Haiti can be considered one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Hundreds of thousands were either killed, wounded, or left displaced (Lichtenberger et al./2010). The earthquake had huge impacts on the health and well-being of Haitians, especially among women and children (Schuller, 2011). Unfortunately, Haitians were not strangers to health issues before the

  • The Impacts Of Hurricane Katrina

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    But what can be said for the entire nation? Even though the hurricane only physically hit some southern states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, this catastrophic event affected all of the United States. Before it even made landfall, the storm was already causing damage in the Gulf. The Gulf was the center of oil production for the nation, but was greatly impacted as the hurricane took the route through the Gulf to enter the United States. Oil production went down 92 %, causing a temporary

  • The Earthquake In Haiti

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    Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In Haiti, 80% of the populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people

  • Hurricane Persuasive Speech Essay

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    Louisiana is in a state of emergency. This hurricane has left Louisiana flooded, destroyed homes and business, and taken lives. Many of our citizens are searching for their family and friends and grieving over those who were taken by this horrific storm. Thousands of residents have been displaced. They have lost their homes along with all their personal, precious belongings. Our fellow Americans need our help to overcome the tragedy that has uprooted their lives. Many people are looking towards