path. It sucks up anything that is in its way and tosses it elsewhere. II. (Credibility Statement) When I was nine years old, I survived a tornado and since then, I have always wanted to warn people of what to look for and how to prepare
Me and my mom were sitting on the couch watching t.v. When we changed the channel, there was a warning about a tornado heading our way. That's when someone started knocking on our door. It was our neighbors down the road. They were talking about the tornado coming. My parents tryed to calm, but they wouldn't. I went into my room thinking that the tornado was not going to hit us. Boy I was wrong. My mom yelled and told me to go take a bath before the lights went out, because every time it rained in Center, Texas all the lights went out. I got up and got in the shower and got out real quick. After my mom and dad got done with their showers my mom asked me to help her cook super real quick, so I did. When mom yelled super is ready my dad and little brother came
A tornado is portraying a mad woman that eventually comes to a calm after being destructive and out of control. Mora is able to do this by using certain diction, an abundance of personification, and the actual shape of the poem. The author depicts the tornado as devastating in saying , “She spews gusts and thunder,” (Mora line 10). Exerting tremendous amounts of swift winds and thunder only leads to disastrous consequences in the area affected. Therefore, using a raging woman as a metaphor for the tornado only adds depth to the writing and gives it life simultaneously. With the pathetic fallacy, “tumbleweed skirt starts its spin,” (13), the furious lady is simulating the same motion as a tornado with her skirt. Furthermore, the diction of ‘tumbleweed’
Tornadoes are devastating atmospheric events that affect the ecology and the lives of people in their paths. Tornadoes are defined as “a violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a funnel cloud” (Glossary of Meterology, 2011). The Tri-state tornado was the most deadly tornado in the United States. It stayed on the ground for a total of 219 miles through areas of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killed a total of 695 people, and an estimated $16.5 million in damages (National Weather Service, 2011). Luckily, the tornado’s path was largely rural farmland with scattered small towns between them. <Add thesis>
A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of two hundred and fifty miles per hour or more. Damage paths can be more than one mile wide and fifty miles long. In an average year, eight hundred tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in eighty deaths and over one thousand five hundred injuries. In the body of my essay, I will tell you about types of tornadoes, where tornadoes come from, where and when tornadoes occur, the damage they inflict, variations of tornadoes, and how to detect tornadoes.
Jimmy Serrano and his Friend Dustin Trung are biking their way home. Jimmy was mad at Dustin for not talking to him for the past week. “Dustin can you please talk to me. Dustin looks away from Jimmy and focuses his eyes on his spinning tires. “You know what don’t want to talk to you either. Jimmy takes the other way home,leaving Dustin still going the normal way. “Stupid Dustin” Jimmy mutters then suddenly a cat walks in front of Jimmy's bike and Jimmy swerves into a wall. “Awwwwww” Jimmy mutters, he looks at the alley walls painted with Graffiti. It starts raining,the rain splatters the ground so hard that he couldn't hear himself. The streets ahead of him start filling with fog. Then suddenly Jimmy sees a swirling cloud circling above.
The Tri-State Tornado affected Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois greatly through the 219 miles of damage. People in 1925 were unprepared due to the lack of technology in 1925. 75 years ago the tornado surprised people because they had no warning. In fact, the 1974 Oklahoma tornado outbreak, with 45 tornadoes in total, did not kill as many people as the Tri-State tornado. The difference in years is 49, that proves that the technology in 1974 was significant compared to the lack of technology in 1925. They were much more prepared for the tornados that occurred. If the tornado occurred today, the tornado would kill less people because the weather channels could see the tornado was approaching. The the wind speed of the tornado was 318 mph at it's
Danielle argues that despite the fact that the tornado that hit East Nashville in 1998 brought the residents of that area initially closer together by creating a greater sense of communality, in the long run, the way the community was re-imagined—along ideas of equal or mutual beneficial development, was shaped by cultural racism. As a consequence, the revitalization efforts reinforced racially exclusive residential patterns, as the mainly poor African American residents of places like Cayce Homes were excluded from the process and did not benefit from these massive investments. Moreover, as the revitalization efforts have been heavily focused on the image of the area right from the start, “community control” groups, in close cooperation with
Tornadoes can tear apart buildings, cars, forests, and can kill numerous people. In the U.S. alone, tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries on average annually (“Tornado Facts And History”). A tornado swept through Yellowstone in the late 1980’s which left a path of destruction up and down a 10,000-foot mountain (“Tornado Facts”).
It is vital for the survival of mankind that we respect and understand the severity and danger of natural forces and weather conditions. Although advances have been made in the predictions and warning systems of the National Weather Service, or NWS, we must be vigilant in our efforts to always respect what is coming. It is also imperative that we learn from the mistakes we have made in the past and grow from them. One such piece of literature which can help to do this is "Storm Warnings: The story of the a Killer Tornado", by Nancy Mathis, which depicts an amazingly horrific incident where mankind was not prepared for what was coming. The following is understanding of the events that took place on May 3rd, 1999, which showcased an amazing, and terrible, spectacle of tornadoes in Oklahoma. Furthermore we will delve into what has changed since this to better our understanding of upcoming weather related dangers as well as planning for said forces of nature.
I walk in and a pungent, musty odor hits me in the face like a truck. It looks like a tornado has made its way through here, for there are clothes strewn everywhere. The thickness of the air from the heat off the sun-beaten backs of the athletes covers the room. The constant groaning of the archaic washing machine rings in my ears. The taste of Clorox sits on my lips, and it’s accompanied with the sweat rolling down my
Tornadoes are one really deadly disaster but also fascinating, they are also really dangerous. One fascinating tornado is the Tri-State which happened in 1925. This tornado is interesting to learn and know about. It was very unpredictable like many other tornados. It was one of the most deadliest tornadoes recorded.
In 1999, there was a terrible tornado in West Virginia. My mother, Lora Reynolds, who currently lives in Spokane Washington lived through the tornado was in the tornado off the 90 highway when it hit . She had just come back from visiting her Aunt in Providence Care Hospital who
The article A Mile-Wide Tornado Hits Texas is one of my best articles because it makes important news interesting. Moreover, the story has proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling, which help make it a better article. It also has good sentence lengths which make the article smooth. My paper
Besides the previous Ward-type tornado simulator (Chang, 1966 and Ward, 1972) and its updated ones (Church et al., 1979; Leslie, 1977; Jischke et al., 1983; Diamond et al., 1984), the recently developed ones at Iowa State U. (ISU), Texas Tech U and Western U. (WU). Using the tornado simulator at