Flood control and drought relief The most significant function of the dam is to control flooding, which is a major problem of a seasonal river like the Yangtze. Millions of people live downstream of the dam, and many large and important cities like Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai lie next to the river. Plenty of farm land and the most important industrial area of China are built beside the river. In 1954, the river flooded 47.75 million acres (193,000 kmÂ²) of land, killing 33,169 people and forcing 18,884,000 people to move. The flood covered Wuhan, a city with 8 million people, for over three months, and the Jingguang Railway was out of order for more than 100 days.
Some of the historic floods that have affected the Cumberland River are the December 1926, January 1927, January 1937 and March 1975 floods, which produced a maximum flood height in much of the river. Before the May 2010 flood, the Cumberland River reached a flood stage of 45.26 feet during the May 1987 flood which was a result of a series of flooding events that took place during an extensive amount of time (After Action Report, 4). The 2010 flood which affected much of Nashville acted more like a flash flood, which produced record breaking rainfall for much of the area. According to the Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) on April 30th rainfall totaled 7.8 inches across central Tennessee. The report also states that there was a widespread of rainfall equaling to 2 to 6 inch in total, over southeastern US stretching to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
The water then backed up in the canyon’s narrow mouth, in floods, water often backs up as debris piles against bridges. The Floodwater sped up as it squeezed through narrow places was freed when the dam that was formed by debris burst loose. Due to these events, occurring in such a short time the U.S. Army came to rescue 850 people off the tops of homes, canyon walls, and rocks. The flood destroyed 556 homes and 52 businesses. The total damage was $35.5 million to the area; it cost $1 million dollars to remove 320, 450 tons of debris.
Help them understand that every one of us play a very big role to maintain the school safety. When dealing with kids in public school, school violence is a very serious problem to deal with. I will be holding a meeting which will address upcoming plans for the tragic in on dear school. I will also be pointing out six steps on how we can improve on school security so we can our students and staff members in the awake of Sandy Hook. I will be also be addressing how we can respond and also give tip to parents on how to help their child cope.
Introduction On October 30th, 2004 a flash flood struck the Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu. The flood damaged more than 60 homes and caused more than one million dollars in damage to the University of Hawaii. Based on several events that have occurred Meteorological Causes & Concepts In order to understand what happened that day in Hawaii, we must first examine the common causes of flash floods and how they occur. According to DisasterCenter.com floods occur when there is prolonged rainfall, heavy, intense rainfall, or some kind of jam that overflows in a river or stream. These types of floods occur within a few days after the rainfall and can last as long as a week.
Bulllying begins eleva... ... middle of paper ... ...he seriousness of this issue leaves no time to waste. Acting immediately and effectively could be the difference between life and death in severe situations. Once again I urge all educators and adults (not just middle school affiliates) to expand their knowledge on anti-bullying laws, forming programs and support systems for students, all in an effort to make youth feel comfortable, and safe enough to present the problem to an adult who may help and eliminate the issue. This is the best way to get a handle on bullying in public schools and start moving in a direction that will bring this problem to an end. Works Cited Taylor, David.
Precipitation has increased 37 percent since 1958 (Jeff Spross). However a few major floods have been recorded dating back to 1913. In 1913 torrential rainfall hit Indiana and Ohio. The ground was greatly damaged from the flood causing difficult agricultural years for many years after the flood. Another flood hit a large portion of the Midwest region including the eastern Dakotas, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Indiana in 1993.
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina On New Orleans and Surrounding States What was Hurricane Katrina (Introduction) Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters to happen in the United States. The storm resulted in more then US$100 billion in damage when the cities flood protection broke and 80% of the city was flooded (1). The protection failure was not the only cause for the massive flooding, the hurricanes clockwise rotation pulled water from north of New Orleans into the city. 330,000 homes were destroyed and 400,000 people from New Orleans were displaced, along with 13,00 killed (1). Although the population quickly recovered, the rate of recovery slowed down as the years went on leading us to believe not everyone
Take necessary steps to ensure that students and parents understand what is expected in the schools. School rules should be stated clearly and thoroughly discussed with students and parents prior to their implementation. Involve representatives by parents, civic leaders, citizens and, when appropriate, students during the policy development process. Their involvement adds more objectivity to the policy development process, generates favorable support for policy implementation, and minimizes legal challenges by
And although no school is immune from violence, schools can better prepare themselves to deal with incidents by educating themselves (both students and staff) and offering prevention programs as well as assistance for victims. School violence is an issue that effects the whole school and community and the first step to dealing with it is recognizing it.