Before I turned four years old, my mother and I moved to join my father in Berwyn, Illinois. My sister ended having to stay back a couple of months so that she could finish her school year. We arrived to a nice apartment in the suburbs, it was a complete scenery change than what I was use to. Everyone seemed to have giant yards, bright green grass, large fences, and freshly painted houses. Back in Fresnillo, we had our large home, but it was rare for houses to have such large yards, so close to the heart of the town. From the time of the move until my first year in kindergarten, I had a bit of time to adjust, watching cartoons in English, I am not quite sure how I picked it up but I did. At that time my mother only spoke Spanish, my father is bilingual, but he would speak to us in Spanish.
Norberto is an excellent teacher .I’ve learned about the lengths Meteorologists go through to shorten warning times , what makes up the atmosphere , and so much more . What really spoke out to me was the devastating danger that massive storms can cause . I’m inspired to become a Meteorologist so I can prevent people's lives from being destroyed by tornadoes , thunderstorms , or any dangerous weather .
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).
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Thesis statement:We must take notice and learn about the hurricane process so that we are able to
It all started on one sunny day on the month of July, I was done with my service to protect my country the United States of America. Man it was nice to experience the smell of freedom once again. Due to my deployments in many countries I never had the opportunity to step forth in the land of the free, my home, it felt nostalgic to experience it all again. During my time in the military I was twenty-one and was first a designated marksman or Scout Sniper in the Marine Corp for a year or two, then I decided to join a special operations team and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment and continued my role as a sniper. Then finally through months of hard work and combat deployments my skills as a sniper was finally recognized. I was hand selected to
The NOAA’s long term plan is to engage in six major areas. The first being continue in conduct experiments for understanding the natural process of weather. Second is to build models to predict the effects and outcomes that may affect the world. Third and Fourth are coherent being use new observing technology for data to feed the models, and develop new forecasting tools for improving weather services. To share information to public, federal, and academic partners, and to prepare scientific assessments to enhance the public's knowledge and to inform if any governmental actions need to happen.(Goldman)
Current in the United States there is a huge impact form weather, starting with Hurricane Harvey and know Hurricane Irma. These two storms have tested and taxed the Emergency Response teams as well as the Emergency Management Teams on a Local, State and Federal Level. Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, causing wide spread power outages, causing residents to evacuate their homes and overall disrupted the entire states and many parts of the country. With Hurricane Irma, we are seeing much of the same things on even a large scale. As Emergency Management we need to focus on the many different aspects of Preparation, Previous events and be able to employee the last technologies to help our residents, Family and
Wrongberight, Virginia is a rural farming community, and its residents depend on accurate weather reports. The locals believe, those profession meteorologists could not predict rain, even if raindrops were falling on their head. On Thursday the local weather guru of Wrongberight, Charlie Jones, age eleven forecast a ten-hour deluge would hit on Friday. It did. In fact it dumps eight addition inches of rain, to the already, saturated farmer’s fields and woodlands from the previous intermittent rainstorm that he also predicted. According to him, that storm on Friday was just a prelude to another storm that will strike Wrongberight, sometime early Saturday night. He also said, that this kind of storm would produce, at least one or two unique
On the day the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, The National Weather Service provided information throughout the day, warning people in the Indianapolis area about a severe thunderstorm that would be approaching the area (Witt Associations, 2012). Ray Allison, the ISFC Director of Public Safety and Logistics periodically checked with the local National Weather Service office for updates and the status of the storm. On two occasions, he relayed the weather information to ISFC personnel. After 7:00p.m., he advised ISFC personnel that heavy rain, high winds, hail and lightning will be in the area between 9:00 and 9:30p.m. Around 8:00 p.m., executive director Hoye, held a meeting to discuss the implications of the forecast for the
Approaching and following major catastrophic events, it is crucial to have communication plans set in place for the community. Communication during disasters helps to spread information regarding evacuation, weather, and recovery (Guion et al, 25). It is important for rescue teams to be able to locate those in the community who cannot be found during a catastrophic event, however, with communication networks not working, this could be hard. During Hurricane Katrina, communication networks had stopped working due to high winds and power outages. This made it hard for individuals who were lost to be located, and hard for the government to coordinate the response needed (Comfort and Haase, 2). As stated by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study, “over 1.7 million” individuals living on the Gulf had lost power during Hurricane Katrina (Waple, 6). Different systems of communication let the community know of ways to become prepared when it comes to taking shelter and evacuation. Due to the poor preparation for Hurricane Katrina, the government learned lessons on communication strategies that would better inform the community on weather and evacuation plans for Hurricane Sandy.
The day is March 1st 2014 and in three days time, the northern part of Florida will be hit with a winter storm like that of the super storm in 1993. The main location of this anomaly will start up in the northeastern states and move south down the coastline of the east coast until it moves west towards Panama City the spring break capital of the world. At this time of the year more then 40,000 students from around the world are partying at Panama City, Florida. As an emergency manager in the Panama City, Florida area I will have to prepare for the worst. I will also have to prepare, mitigate, respond and recover from this disaster. In this paper I will be talking about the process of blizzards and the science behind them. Then I will talk about how I will prepare and create policy for this
If you asked me what one of the biggest influences on my life has been, I would say it was my love of science, specifically meteorology. For years, I’ve wanted to pursue the science of weather as my career. I’ve loved weather since I was young, made science a focus of my life, and plan on becoming a meteorologist as an adult.
Chief factors of Irvine’s diverse population are the city’s geographic location, weather, and both the educational levels and socioeconomic statuses of its people. Above all, most people check the weather every day, which is an influential factor related to the city’s geographic location, particularly its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The weather is such an important, and thus monitored, factor contributing to people’s daily lives, because great weather conditions can precipitate great living conditions and, in turn, attract diverse populations. By forecasting the weather every day, the news media company can inform viewers and listeners about daily weather changes and events. As an employee of this company in Irvine, I would integrate knowledge about diverse populations in daily weather forecasting services in order to educate the company and audiences alike. In sum, Irvine’s weather is a chief factor affecting its population’s daily lives, living conditions, and quality of life.
Another form of education required mitigating the effects of another storm like Katrina would be to make citizens aware of the inherent danger with each hurricane. The biggest challenge in educating citizens in the danger of hurricanes is the complacency effect (Wang & Kapucu, 2007). This means that citizens come to believe that because they were fine before that they will be fine this time. To overcome this, citizens need to understand the