Mobile, Alabama

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  • Hazard Mitigation Planning Essay

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    hurricanes with Mobile County in Alabama experiencing hurricane Ivan and hurricane Dennis in 2004 and 2005 (Link, 2010). In 2005, Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes to have hit the United States and was rated category three in Mobile County (Marchi, 2007). The response to the disaster was poor owing to the lack of proper disaster preparedness as

  • Wal-Mart’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

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    Wal-Mart’s Response to Hurricane Katrina So far in the American history, hurricane Katrina remains to be one of the most devastating hurricanes to have ever been witnessed. Though preparation were already in place to counter its effects, the storm’s impact turned out to be one of the most unprecedented ever seen. This is even notable from the way government agencies reacted to this disaster. It brought out the inefficiencies and inadequacies of the emergency units both at the federal and state level

  • Mardi Gras Essay

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    Service Article(revised) T'S MARDI GRAS!!!!! Yes, New Orleans' famous Carnival season is this years' never-ending party and you're invited. Mardi Gras, famous for its colorful and cultural parades, is an experience you can't go any longer w/out! The Streets are packed with both tourists and Native Louisianans as they celebrate Mardi Gras in full color and sound. . The Huge Parades come flashing down the street we fresh music, an explosion of lights, and spectacular floats. Everyone is having a

  • Tracing the Origins of Mardi Gras

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    it "Pointe du Mardi Gras" when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established "Fort Louis de la Louisiane" (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America's very first Mardi Gras. In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), similar to those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes. It lasted until 1709. In 1710, the "Boeuf Gras Society" was formed and paraded from 1711 through 1861

  • Alabama Home Insurance Essay

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    Alabama Homeowners Insurance Alabama, “Heart of Dixie” is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. It is the 24th most populous state in the US. Alabama provides 53 miles of coastline. Because of this, it claims the 6th highest homeowners insurance rates. Alabama’s coastal line has been hit by large category 3 hurricanes. Due to the past occurrences of natural disasters, the average homeowners rate for this state is $2,327. The rates ranged between $1,881 and $4,609. A study was

  • Alabam A Big Part Of Alabama 's Geography

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    Alabama By Isaac Hilton ‘Climbed lone Nebo’s Mount to see, Alabama, Alabama!’ You painfully hike up the last bit of Alabama’s highest mountain, with an elevation of 2,411ft. When you get to the top, a feeling of pride washes over you for conquering this colossal mountain. You’re so thirsty, you could drink the whole ocean. Instead, you drain the rest of your quarter-full water bottle. You’re as starving as a shark, ready to kill its’ prey. You eat your whole sandwich in 30 seconds. Now you sit down

  • Monroeville Real Life

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    A Real Life Maycomb Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird about a little Alabama town called Maycomb. What is interesting is how Maycomb compares a lot to the town that Ms. Lee grew up in, Monroeville, Alabama. The history of Monroeville and the way it was in the 1930s makes a reader wonder if Ms. Lee took her hometown and made it the famous small town in the novel. By looking back to the history of Monroeville’s founding, the way it was in the 1930s, the way it almost mirrors Maycomb and the

  • Alabama Civil War

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    Journal Article Review #1 McCollum, C. THE NEGRO IN ALABAMA DURING THE CIVIL WAR The hardships faced by the slaves during and immediately following the Civil War were relatively the same as they had been prior to the war. During the war, the only thing that changed for some was their “Masters”. The Governor of Alabama, by an act of 1861, was authorized to accept the services of slaves offered by certain slaveholders and in October the following year he was empowered to impress slaves between the

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Monologue

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    anything,” I added, when Miss Caroline smiled and shook her head. “Why, he’s so tired at night he just sits in the livingroom and reads.” “If he didn’t teach you, who did?” Miss Caroline asked good-naturedly. “Somebody did. You weren’t born reading The Mobile Register.” “Jem says I was. He read in a book where I was a Bullfinch instead of a Finch. Jem says my name’s really Jean Louise Bullfinch, that I got swapped when I was born and I’m really a-” Miss Caroline apparently thought I was lying. “Let’s not

  • Go Set A Watchman By Harper Lee

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    Synopsis Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman, tells the story of the 26-year-old Jean Louise as she gains awareness of her father’s flaws and becomes a more independent and flexible person. During the novel’s exposition, Jean Louise is on a train returning to her hometown, Maycomb, to visit her aging father, Atticus. Upon returning home, Jean Louise quickly gets into an argument with her aunt, Alexandra, over trivial matters. The two continue to bicker at each other until Atticus intervenes.