Hurricane Katrina is one of the U.S’s most catastrophic events, and this was due to the number of people who were killed and displaced. Most of those effected most harshly by the storm were those that were of the poor community, which in New Orleans was mostly black. These people were not able to evacuate the storm, and also had the most trouble to try to rebuild after the storm. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary on Hurricane Katrina, Trouble the Water, portrays Hurricane Katrina in a different light, one that constantly get ignored by the popular media. By answering five main questions based on this documentary, a close to accurate portrayal of Hurricane Katrina can be made.
The main point Singer is trying to show his audience is that we should try to prevent unfortunate circumstances to arise for others but we should do so without losing something of equal importance to us. This means that we should help the less fortunate but without putting ourselves
“Stormy Weather” was written in 1933 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler and first performed by Ethel Waters at the Cotton Club in Harlem. This song captures the very essence of the Great Depression time period, which is why it was selected as one of the first two songs to be played on the mixtape. With lyrics such as “life is bare, gloom and misery everywhere” can showcase Stormy Weather as a representation of the turmoil United States citizens were facing. Ethel Waters voice and the melody of the music do a great job of translating the lyrics is such a way that listeners can envision and relate to the pain and heartache the song is portraying.
I agree with you on track 6. I couldn’t pinpoint what it actually sounded like but overall the album was good. Stevie wonder is just amazing. All the music that I’ve heard from him were all hits such as Superstition, Isn’t She Lovely to name a few. His voice is awesome. The fact that he can play all different sorts of instruments is just amazing. I can’t play any instruments. To me, track 2 song reminds me of someone getting married could just be me though, I don’t know. Track 5 was a nice song to listen to as well, it’s in my top
Hurricane Katrina was a storm that hit the south; most of the storm struck New Orleans Louisiana. The twelfth anniversary is coming up on August 29, 2017. During the storm the mass amount of damage to the city included
It is a sin for anyone to destroy, in a blink of an eye, what they have been working on for months or even years. Therefore, one should always face the hardships with a strong will, hold their head up high when facing an upcoming storm, because that is the only way they can survive the war that is life. Right towards the end of the song, there is an extremely empowering line that says “this road never looked so lonely, this house doesn’t burn down slowly to ashes” which stands as a reminder that right when the challenge becomes harder, one should never forget what they are fighting for and simply give up. The amount of determination reflected in this line is the reason why I listen to this song whenever I feel defeated by the obstacles. It comes to spark the flame of determination in my heart when I consider backing
As a category 4 storm, Katrina decimated anything in its path, with winds blowing up to 150 miles per hour and a serge of water reaching 15 feet. Nearly seventy-percent of New Orleans was under water for weeks, as it flooded the streets due to old and left thousands stranded. Approximately 25,000 residents remaind in their homes, despite the very serious warnings, causing them to have no choice but be airlifted to safety from their roof tops. Many of the levys failed to hold back the high waters back, allowed the lake to over flow into the city and cause approximately 1,300 fatalities. Looting and crime was on the rise as people abandoned all their homes and belongings, causing the lack of people to feel safe to return
In this paper I read the Essay that Abe Louise Young wrote about “The Voice of Katrina Part One”. In this Essay at its core is about Hurricane Katrina, which was a massive hurricane that hit in 2005. It caused massive damage and destruction along the Gulf coast from Florida to Texas. Hurricane Katrina will always be remembered for hitting New Orleans, Louisiana, when the levee system failed leaving 80% of the city flooded and destroyed. Hitting the worst parts of New Orleans such as the 9th ward, already being one of the poorest areas in Mississippi. Much of the Essay talks about the people of New Orleans, Abe being a new graduate started Alive in Truth: The New Orleans Disaster Oral History and Memory Project, her goal she state’s is to
Katrina is probably going through a pathology from Erikson’s 8 stages of man, "basic trust vs. Mistrust". This stage happens from birth to one and a half years old. During this stage the virtue of drive and hope or the pathology of withdrawal is developed. Considering that the first two years of Katrina’s life was spent in three different foster care situations, it is very probable that she did not develop basic trust from her primary caregiver. As a result, Katrina developed the pathology of withdrawal. This pathology is can be proven by her fear of different activities and people she does not know.
Setting aside the philosophical and legal issues this case raises, what are the management or efficiency arguments for and against a more centralized response to large national disasters like Hurricane Katrina?
In the presence of a natural disaster it is the initial response usually comes local government and its emergency services, of course this will incorporate the help needed by volunteer agencies and eventually state agencies when disaster like Hurricane Katrina presents itself. That being said, there are critical components that are associated with Hurricane Katrina are the unpreparedness, vulnerability, and the inadequate polices of the situation.
Hurricane Katrina. One of the most devastating hurricanes in the history of the US. It had social, political, and economic consequences. It mostly hit Louisiana. The hurricane destroyed a lot of homes and other buildings while it was going on. The flooding had a huge impact itself also. It left millions of people homeless in New Orleans and along the gulf coast. There were so many homeless that they allowed some to live and sleep in a football stadium. It was full with beds everywhere. You could imagine how people were feeling when they were stuck in the areas affected. Anyways, around that time there were looters. They would break open stores and steal the stuff that they needed to survive. It became apparent that as they were receiving barely
There are plenty of obstacles, challenges and problems out there ready to get right in the way of plans, dreams and goals; there’s those that will grow into bigger problems and those that will reduce in size, if not resolved. Depending on whether, we decide to avoid them or face them head on; which we all have done at one time or another in our lives and got us to where we’re at today. Then there’s everyday life, that throws new complications and encounters at us every day; which is also another thing that everyone is endlessly faced with, and what we must deal with immediately to survive and overcome; prior to allowing it grow bigger and get out of control. Those too are obstacles, challenges and problems that make life fascinating and overcoming them; is what makes life meaningful.
In life, we all go through challenges and it’s either we face them or walk away from it. Growing up, people will always have different ways of handling things that happens in their life. We can’t know what could happen and how we handle it because life is unexpected. As I see it is that if you tend to keep making the same mistakes, you’ll never get passed your past and if you learn from all of your mistakes, you can move forward with your life. Everyone has faced their challenges in their own way and not everything in life will be easy because I can tell you right now that no one’s life is perfect. Everyone has their flaws, but they're perfect in their own way possible.