When I turned around to see the TV, I realized it was happening outside the window. Everyone sat in silence until a voice came over the intercom saying “we need to evacuate tower 2 but to not take the elevator.” We rushed to the stair way. It was crowding with people and was as hot as a sauna and about as humid as one too. The people were all trying to scurry down the stairs. Everyone had fear in her eyes and were trying to call their loved ones. People were on the phone trying to talk but kept shuddering because they were trying to hold back tears. All I could think about was the fact that I almost didn’t come to work today because of my allergy appointment. The humid, dusty air didn’t help
For millions of people living near the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States, a team of weather experts in Miami were helping make a difference between another hurricane disaster and safe evacuations in the wake of the oncoming storm. These experts are trained to interpret data from satellites, weather stations and specialized computer equipment to give the public advance warning of hurricanes barreling toward any shores (Treaster, 2007, p. 26).
Andie is a high school senior that has only a father because her mom abandoned them. Andie is a very talented girl because she makes her own designs of clothes. She has two friends whom she hangs around with, which is Duckie and Iona. Steff a rich boy confronts Andie as she is getting in her car trying to smooth
In the article “For Houston’s Homeless, a Terrifying Night Under Siege by Hurricane Harvey” by Julie Turkewitz, the main focus is the harsh reality of a hurricane this string for those who are homeless in Houston. First, Turkewitz sets the harsh reality by telling the readers about Roy Joe Cox- a homeless man in Houston- who is preparing to cope for the Hurricane with what little he has. She then builds her claim by writing about what the effects of Hurricane Harvey are, and what officials are expecting to happen. Next, Turkewitz suggests that any homeless person who is in Houston at this time should seek shelter at the available locations. Finally, she brings the harsh and sad reality for the homeless men and women in Houston by quoting Roy Joe Cox as he asks, “I’ve never experienced a hurricane. Is it going to rain out that bad? Is it going to flood me out? I mean, I don’t want to die over a hurricane . . . I’d rather not die.” (Turkewitz, 2017).
MIAMI (AP) — Aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred Florida early Tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.
Karly Segrave was a fifteen year old girl when Hurricane Katrina Hit. Her mother worked at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, so when it was time to evacuate she stuffed everything she could into a backpack and went on her way. Most of the employees at the hospital brought their familys with them, so space was limited. Karly slept under her mothers cubical for three weeks. “At first it was fun,” she watched movies, played games, and had tons of people to talk to. Then days turned into weeks and the hospital begun to run low on food. She began to realize that it wasn’t all fun and games.
Thesis/Preview of Main Points: Today I am going to be talking to you about hurricanes. Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful and destructive storms. We’ve heard, watched the news, and read articles about the devastating repercussions that hurricanes have left behind from whenever they hit land. However,
The rain poured, lightning struck, thunder boomed. A red 1997 Chevrolet Camaro was going some five miles over the speed limit. That limit, of course, was 45 miles per hour. The Camaro was nearing the state line of New York and Massachusetts. Inside the car were two very disoriented women attempting to make it to LaGuardia Airport in time for their flight to Canada that would then transport them to Denmark. Earlier that morning they had woken up late due to the thunderstorm knocking down their electric alarm clock. The same storm was responsible for much of their lateness and was currently spraying their windshield with water. Their flight was to depart at 1:15 in the afternoon and the current time was 12:50. “Casey we’re not going to make it! Just turn back and we can celebrate with something else” insisted the woman in the passenger seat.
Here we go again! Its hurricane season in Florida and the local news is reporting a voluntary evacuation for Volusia County. My cell phone rings, I’ve been called in. I run through the house stuffing extra pairs of work clothes into my backpack. I kiss my wife and kids goodbye and over my shoulder I yell, “I’m not sure what day I will get to come home.” My wife sighs for she knows all too well that she’s in charge of the home front. While at times my career can be tough on my family, it’s what I know, what I love and what I choose to do. When the citizens of Volusia County race to evacuate the area, I move in to protect it.
Throughout the article “Dispatch from the Edge: Katrina” by Anderson Cooper, one reads about Cooper’s life as a CNN news anchor. Cooper covered Hurricane Katrina, which was a category five hurricane that hit New Orleans. He finds hurricanes interesting to cover, because they have before, during, and after scenes. After covering several hurricanes, Cooper knew what to expect; there would be wind and then rain. Hurricane Katrina sustained winds estimated to be 125 miles per hour, that hit shore around 6:10 a.m. on the first Monday of September 2005. Cooper discusses the challenges for live coverage during storms, and what the camera man goes through. He also mentions that It is easy to forget the ones who have stood crammed in a closet taking
Did you know that Hurricanes have killed approximately 1.9 million people worldwide over the past 200 years. (Karen lenhardt said in her 2017 article on facts about hurricanes). We are seeing more and more of these occur, this year we have already encountered 13 named storms, 7 of them being hurricanes. Only four other seasons since 1995 have had that many by Sept. 18. Just two more by the end of the year would put 2017 in the top 15 since 1851. Maggie Astor stated in her New York Times news report about the 2017 Hurricane season . We must take notice and learn about the hurricane process so that we are able to understand the stages that hurricanes go through to get to be so fierce and devastating to get the strength to kill that many people.
The Great Hurricane of 1938, or known to many as the Long Island Express, was known as one of the most disastrous hurricanes to hit New England. It wasn’t the high winds, heavy rain, and high waves/storm surge that gave this hurricane its title in history. The Great Hurricane had a fourth deadly weapon; the element of surprise. It was the beginning of September, a time where many packed up their summer clothes, boarded up their houses, and left to return back to the real world leaving their summer homes behind. When symptoms of a storm approached New England, many locals convinced themselves and others that it was just the normal “line storm” which occasionally comes in September. It wasn’t until Sept 21 that people realized the so-called
For the final project, you have to use the data set inquiring households’ Hurricane Ike evacuation decision, risk assessments, risk perceptions, expected evacuation behaviors, and evacuation intention for future hurricane in Jefferson, Galveston, and Harris counties, Texas. This time, you are asked to complete a PROFESSIONAL REPORT.
In today’s world, there has been one disaster or another, and hurricanes are one of those disasters that always happens. But, for one reason or another we are never prepared or understand the danger of any type of hurricane over a category one. Most of us have been through many hurricanes, like this learner who has lived in Miami, Fla. for over 30 years, and experienced her last hurricane which was Hurricane Andrew. Warnings are always given, first responders are trained to all ways be on alert, and FEMA is supposed to be ready to jump in once the storm has done its damage. But we can never be prepared, because hurricanes are unpredictable, and can become deadly for citizens and create millions of dollars in damages. Within this post we will discuss Hurricane Katrina, preparedness and Emergency management before and after the disaster.