Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters

Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
Bundle of 6 - Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters
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    This is a bundle of 6 highly animated, power point presentation on Disasters & Events That Shaped America – Six Natural Disasters. The total number of slides is 117. Each of the slides are editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.

    Power point presentation #1 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - Galveston Hurricane – 1900 and contains 13 slides.

    On September 8, 1900, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, TX, killing an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people. At the time of the 1900 hurricane, Galveston, nicknamed the Oleander City, was filled with vacationers.

    Sophisticated weather forecasting technology didn’t exist at the time, but the U.S. Weather Bureau issued warnings telling people to move to higher ground. However, these advisories were ignored by many vacationers and residents alike. Then the Hurricane made landfall it had estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall. A 15-foot storm surge flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed.

    It was the deadliest hurricane in US history in terms of loss of life and the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history based on the dollar's 2015 value.

    Background
    Landfall
    City of Galveston
    Forgotten Hurricane?
    Forecasting in 1900 (2)
    Ample Warning
    Aftermath
    Naming Hurricanes
    Retiring Names
    End of Presentation

    Power point presentation #2 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - Great San Francisco Earthquake – 1906 and contains 21 slides.

    At the time of the disaster, San Francisco had been the 9th largest city in the United States and the largest on the West Coast, with a population of about 410,000. Over a period of 60 years, the city had become the financial, trade and cultural center of the West; operated the busiest port on the West Coast; and was the "gateway to the Pacific", through which growing U.S. economic and military power was projected into the Pacific and Asia.

    The San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Devastating fires broke out in the city that lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died as over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.

    The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history. The overall cost of the damage from the earthquake was equivalent to $10,499,259,259 in 2015.

    San Francisco
    Destructive Impact
    Background
    Damage
    Main Shock & Fires
    San Andreas Fault (2)
    Fires Destruction
    Firefighting Problems
    Fires & Insurance
    Homelessness
    Casualties
    The Palace Hotel
    Property Losses
    Rebuilding
    Comeback
    Anniversary Celebrations
    The Lawson Report
    End of Presentation

    Power point presentation #3 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - The Great Race of Mercy – 1925 and contains 16 slides.

    Years ago, diphtheria wiped out entire communities, sometimes killing all the children in a family. In the winter of 1925, a lone physician and four nurses in Nome, Alaska faced a crisis too terrible to imagine—an outbreak of diphtheria that could kill most of the region's population of about 10,000 people.

    This is the story of a famous event that galvanized people in the United States to begin to use diphtheria vaccine—which has virtually wiped out the once dreaded disease in this country.

    At least 5 children died during the outbreak. In the end, many hundreds of lives in the community in and around Nome were saved because people in Alaska and across the United States worked together with unbridled creativity and drive.

    Introduction
    Background
    Balto
    What is Diphtheria?
    Outbreak
    Dr. Welch’s Dilemma
    Help From Far Away
    How to Get the Antitoxin
    Relay of Mushers
    Delivery of the Medicine
    Race of Mercy
    Lives Saved
    Impact of the Vaccinations
    End of Presentation

    Power point presentation #4 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - The Great Dust Bowl - 1930's and contains 31 slides.

    The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s depression-ridden America. The 150,000-square-mile area, encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, has little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a potentially destructive combination.

    When drought struck from 1934 to 1937, the soil lacked the stronger root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds, called “black blizzards.” Recurrent dust storms wreaked havoc, choking cattle and pasture lands and driving 60% of the population from the region. Farmers over worked the land.

    But in the summer of 1931, those farmers would face the most difficult 8 years of their lives.... The rain simply stopped. The water level of lakes dropped by five feet or more. The wind picked up the dry soil that had nothing to hold it down. Great black clouds of dust began to blot out the sun. In some places, the dust drifted like snow, darkening the sky for days, covering even well-sealed homes with a thick layer of dust on everything. Dust storms engulfed entire towns.

    In the fall of 1939, after nearly a decade of dirt and dust, the skies finally opened. With the rain`s return, dry fields soon yielded their golden wheat once more, and just as quickly as it had begun, the Dust Bowl was, thankfully, over.

    Background
    Dust Bowl Map
    “Black Blizzards”
    Promised Land
    The Scene is Set
    Prosperity on the Plains
    World War I Demand
    Farming Practices
    The Drought Begins
    International Impact
    How Bad Was It?
    Exodus West
    Government Actions
    Hugh Bennett
    Soil Conservation Act
    Government Cattle Purchase
    Government Land Purchase
    Civilian Conservation Corps
    Conservation Campaign
    Dust Bowl Is Over
    End of Presentation

    Power point presentation #5 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - Mount St. Helen's Eruption – 1980 and contains 16 slides.

    Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcano, located in southwestern Washington, used to be a beautiful symmetrical cone about 9,600 feet above sea level. The eruption, which removed the upper 1,300 feet of the summit, left a horseshoe-shaped crater and a barren wasteland.

    In terms of economic impact, the Mount St. Helens eruption was the most destructive in U.S. history. 57 people are known to have died. More than 200 homes were destroyed. More than 185 miles of roads and 15 miles of railways were damaged.

    Ash clogged sewage systems, damaged cars and buildings, and temporarily shut down air traffic over the Northwest. The International Trade Commission estimated damages to timber, civil works and agriculture to be $1.1 billion.

    Today the land is healing, having recovered its natural beauty, but the landscape has been permanently altered.

    Background
    “Smoking Mountain”
    History of Eruptions
    Shaky Ground
    Hazard Watch
    Volcanic Tremor
    This is It!
    Aerial Observations
    Eruption
    North Face Blown Apart
    The Destruction
    Today
    End of Presentation

    Power point presentation #6 is titled, Disasters & Events That Shaped America - Hurricane Katrina – 2005 and contains 20 slides.

    Hurricane Katrina was the 11th named storm and 5th hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the 5 deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. The storm is currently ranked as the 3rd most intense United States land-falling tropical cyclone, behind only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Hurricane Camille in 1969.

    Overall, at least 1,245 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest United States hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. Total property damage was estimated at $108 billion, roughly 4 times the damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

    In all, Hurricane Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and affected some 90,000 square miles of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of evacuees scattered far and wide. Today, after years of recovery and rebuilding efforts, people along the Gulf Coast have made great strides in returning to life as usual even as they continue to rebuild.

    Background
    Casualties & Loss
    Before the Storm
    New Orleans
    Suspect Levees
    Ray Nagin
    Citizen Response
    Flooding
    St. Bernard Parish
    Aftermath
    FEMA’s Inaction
    Desperation
    No Where to Go
    The Poor
    Today
    End of Presentation

    This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Disasters & Events That Shaped America.
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