“The famous New Orleans city and surrounding areas were hit worst, as much of it sits some 6 feet below sea level. City defenses, such as levees, only designed for category 3 type hurricanes, gave way, leading to enormous flooding and associated damage, death and displacement of around 100,000 people who either chose to say the course, or could not afford to flee” (Shah, 2005). On that
Haiti in 2012 Half a million Haitians are still homeless and are living under tarps and tents. Most Haitians do not have running water, toilet facilities or access to a doctor. More than 70% of the working force is unemployed. Haiti faces challenges- political disputes, chaotic housing projects, conflict over land and registry. But there have been advances.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed millions of homes, brought a bunch of sand onto the roads, and killed 209 people. Sandy caused $52.4 billion in damages. Another hurricane that has hit the US is Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina caused subsequent floods and caused $81 billion in damaged. Katrina also killed at least 1,833 people in the time that it took to cross most of eastern North America.
During hurricane Katrina all the people that lived in those areas of poverty had no means of transportation to leave. They stayed hoping and praying they could survive the storm. When it came they were flooded, trapped on the roofs of houses and buildings for days with no water or shelter and no signs that help was coming soon. They soon started to do what was already happening in their community. It was almost like instinct set in.
It is an unfortunate incident, only to become even more devastating to the Christian peoples. The Armenians, the Pontic Greeks, and the Assyrians were all forced from their homes by gunpoint and made to march all day. They left their homes in the lush, green lands into the exceedingly hot, dry desert with very little food and water to survive. The combination of intense climate change, malnutrition, dehydration, disease, and violence led to thousands of these people dying during the marches. One of the most moving accounts of this atrocity is Thea Halo’s Not Even My Name.
Almost 300,000 people were made homeless by the earthquake and had to be given emergency shelter. The severe winter weather (-2°C.) made this a serious problem. People were put into schools, town halls, open parks, etc. and were forced to live, in some cases for long periods, in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions.
Homelessness in Children Stephanie Berg South University Homelessness in Children “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. It is the hardest to define (Weil, 1952, p. 41). All over America there are millions of people who are homeless. Families struggle to make ends meet. They face foreclosures and job losses due to the deepening recession.
DEVASTATING WALKER RIVER FLOOD! In the last couple of days California and Nevada have suffered the worst floods in living memory! Normally the river flows at 650 cubic feet per second, however in the past week the river flowed more than twice that and at a devastating rate that destroyed everything in its path, including lives of two people. The flood also inundated 63,000 acres of land and cost millions in damage and additional costs due to disruptions in travel and business. The Walker River begins at a confluence where the tributaries of the West and the East Walker Rivers meet.
The mega hurricane displaced millions and killed over 1,800 people. The irony of the hurricane come from the impact it had on New Orleans. The preparation for the hurricane in New Orleans was inadequate, people were not ordered to evacuate until less than a day before hurricane Katrina made landfall which lead to numerous
Even though New Orleans was once devastated, major developments to the failed system of levees have been made. When Hurricane Katrina dealt New Orleans a punishing blow with its ferocity, the lives of the people living there permanently changed. The inhabitants which was composed of men, women, children and elderly citizens many of which were 85 years of age or older desperately clung to life and the need to survive. ("The Case of Hurricane Katrina", n.d.). As Katrina lashed the coast of New Orleans, the gusts of wind increased and the waves began to erode the only sense of security this, below sea level, city ever had against the many miles of water systems surrounding it.