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How Could Natural Disasters Affect Our Cities?

The devastating aftermath of the large tornado that occurred in Lee County, Alabama

The devastating aftermath of the large tornado that occurred in Lee County, Alabama

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The devastating aftermath of the large tornado that occurred in Lee County, Alabama

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The devastating aftermath of the large tornado that occurred in Lee County, Alabama

Alex Arreola, Journalist

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On March 3rd, 2019, devastating tornadoes ripped through the eastern part of Alabama, Lee county getting the worst of the damage. Twenty-three people were killed due to the massive tornado that stretched about a mile long. There were a total of 6 tornadoes that affected the area of Alabama and Georgia. Many people are still missing and search and rescue teams are still actively searching for them. The large and devastating tornadoes have left about 40,000 homes without power while the temperature was very cold. These tornadoes affected the state of Alabama greatly and shows that natural disaster like these can affect an area in a devastating way.

Natural disasters are a very scary topic for most of us, but we should be aware of when one could potentially happen and prepare.

On January 17th, 1994 a devastating earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude in the San Fernando Valley struck causing structural foundations to break and raised the ground permanently 20 inches. It caused 57 deaths and over 8,700 injuries. It cost around 20 billion dollars to repair the catastrophic damaged caused by the large earthquake. This shows that natural disasters can cause a lot of damage and that it could really damage the area you live in. When asked if he worried about another large earthquake occurring 7th grader Declan Tess said “I’m not scared because I feel it would be an educational process and it could help us feel more grateful for the life we have.”

We could go through precautions more often and be aware of how old your house is to see if it can withstand an earthquake as strong as the Northridge earthquake. If there was another large earthquake the cost would be so great and it would cause a financial struggle for many due to the fact that the residents of California will most likely pay for the damage through taxes. When asked how she felt about how another large earthquake could affect the state of California 7th grader Madison Porter said “A large earthquake can cause us to pay more money to repair the damage caused.”

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Alex Arreola, Journalist

Position: Clubs Journalist

Grade: 9th grade

Hobbies: Baking

Favorite Foods: Nachos

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