The Dust Bowl a tragic event that occurred during the 1930's primarily in the southern plains states. It hurt the lives of many people, and it was preventable. This event is relevant to what we are studying in class.
Natural Disasters have always been a major part of history. Disasters have helped shape history and expand mankind’s knowledge of atmospheric sciences. The influence of these disasters also can’t be ignored. One such disaster that left its mark on history is the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was a period in the 30s in which severe dust storms swept across Southern plains of the United States (Dust Bowl). The Dust Bowl got its name when it first appeared in a newspaper article on April 15, 1935 (Shum). The Dust Bowl occurred due to widespread drought in the region and severe erosion (Long 1). Drought and violent winds caused widespread crop failure and the discouraged farmers did not practice proper erosion prevention measures (Long 1). Consequently,
Conditions that produced the Dust Bowl was things such as severe drought with wind erosion. Regional dust storms were forming over time. While this was happening there was an aggressive reform by the federal government. Migration from rural to urban areas was very popular. Leading up to the Dust Bowl from 1933 - 1941 which hurt farmers, rural businesses, and the government. Crops failed over this time period and There were unusually high temperatures during the Dust Bowl. In the 1930s it was usual for people to look around for work so when the farmers took the road to California, it was no surprise since they had families to feed and money to make. Neither was drought, agricultural crisis, or dust storms, but not as severe.
The “Dust Bowl” was a historic event that happened is the 1930’s it was caused by a few key contributors. One of the first big factors is that a drought set in and it wasn't an ordinary drought it was a super drought. It lasted a very long time and would just not go away. The drought caused the ground to become extremely dry and brittle therefore it caused the ground to become really easy to be blown away. Another reason is that the farmers were not using crop rotation. Which is where you only use one field for half the year, not the full year. When they did this it gave the fields a
A tornado is a very complex and complicated type of outdoor vacuum. The various types of tornadoes are caused when a great size of particles become part of cloud and start releasing heat rapidly which makes it rise and create a vacuum underneath it. The air that quickly goes into the vacuum creates the center of the tornado or the tornadoes vortex. Then when the air temperature changes it causes a sudden drop in the air pressure. When the heat is being released in the vacuum it causes precipitation. The rain released is equal to the amount of heat absorbed.
Wind and dust rage over your tiny farm house, out in the depths of Oklahoma. You are startled awake, to find piles of dust on the creaky wood floor. You hurry out of bed and prepare for a long day out in the Dust Bowl. The Dust bowls was a disaster that tore apart the United States. The uprooting of soil sent dust and dirt in every direction. Dust traveled through the wind, hundreds of miles over the dry and weak farmland. The Dust bowl was a terrible event that lead to migration to the west, destruction of farmland, devastation of the health of family and cattle, and the creation of the soil conservation service.
The dust bowl was given the name dirty thirties for a good reason. It was a terrible time to be a Oklahoman citizen because there was giant menacing dust storms that covered homes in dust, a terrible drought that left oklahoma looking like a desert in some places, and no jobs which caused lots of people to leave Oklahoma.
The farmhouses looked terrible - the dust was deposited clear up to the window sills in these farmhouses, clear up to the window sills. And even about half of the front door was blocked by this sand. And if people inside wanted to get out, they had to climb out through the window to get out with a shovel to shovel out the front door. And, ah, there was no longer any yard at all there, not a green sprig, not a living thing of any kind, not even a field mouse. Nothing (qtd. in Press 32).
It was around 1931, we lived in the rural area outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. We were on the brink of becoming homeless. The rent on our rather modest farm house had become three months overdue. We were unable to grow anything in the state the land had been in. I knew with my sister’s condition, we couldn't afford any further complications. My mother and the oldest of my younger brothers took their time to aid my sister with her asthma. My other younger brothers were twins and mainly just ran around playing, since they were too young to truly grasp the misfortune of our ordeal. My Aunt had recently moved in with us as well. She had become too depressed to genuinely help after the death of her husband, caused by an illness from the Dust Bowl. Our
Did you know that some dust storms could be 10,000 feet high? These are the storms faced by the people in the Southern Plains. During the 1930s, America was hit by the Great Depression. Many Americans lost their jobs and were forced into poverty. The Southern Plains were considered to be hit the worst by the Depression. The plains were cornered by the Depression and the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl, especially, caused agricultural failures, economic failures, and destroyed the fertile lands of the plains. The Dust Bowl was caused by the overuse of soil, dreadful weather and temperature, and the lack of developed farming system.
The Great Depression was one of the darkest times for americans in history,but the midwest got its harder when the Dust Bowl hit.The Dust Bowl destroyed cars homes and people. People needed to flee their homes but most of them were poverty stricken so they had nowhere to go.The crops all became damaged as well and their livestock were all dying from inhaling dust.The Dust Bowl was also called Black Blizzards. During the 1930s Dust bowl in the midwest had many causes which led to significant effects .
The Dust Bowl negatively affected people in an economic way. The Dust Bowl made it extremely hard to grow and raise crops. The Dust Bowl majorly damaged homes and it farms. The dust covered many important and or valuable machines. Economic problems caused farmers and their families to go hungry and poor.