On Friday, August 25th, Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas, destroying the land, destroying hope, and killing at least 70 people in it’s wake. A tragedy, meteorologists were calling Harvey the worst flood storm ever, and the nation watched as the Lone Star State became practically completely emerged under water.
We all felt the effects of the hurricane two weeks ago, paying more for gas and getting quite a bit of rain ourselves, even in Tennessee. And now, another hurricane, Irma, approached the United States, and left even more damage.
Harvey was documented as a category 3 hurricane, and Irma at one point was being addressed as a category 5, plummeting straight towards Florida at rapid speeds of 180 mph. The last cat. 5 hurricane that went through the U.S. was in 2005, known as the monster hurricane Katrina. Nearly 2000 people died in the storm's path of destruction, and cost over 100 billion dollars in damages. It was a historic storm that shocked the world, and went down in the books as one of the worst storms in US history.
As Irma approached, Florida evacuated their people to go further north, out of the path of the storm. Gas and plywood were nowhere to be found as everyone frantically fled the state in desperate attempt to get somewhere safe.
From the East Hamilton newspaper, we ask you all to please stay safe during these storms. Our thoughts are with the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and we are asking for donations for those who have lost their homes, and their loved ones. Diapers, wipes, bottled water, peanut butter and jelly, etc. is all being asked for, and all of your contributions would be greatly appreciated not only by the staff, but the sufferers.
You can leave your donations with your first period teacher!
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