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    The Buffalo Creek Disaster is a book by Gerald M Stern, about how the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought suit against the coal-mining company. The book … by Gerald M. Stern is about a disaster that happened in 1976 …The book was review by prominent persons search as the former President of the United States who termed it as “A shocking, timely book”. Also, The New York Times Book Review talked of the book as “a fascinating tale of how investigative lawyers work, intermingled with sympathetic portraits of the survivors of the disaster”. This shows the prominence of the author who was Harvard School of Law graduate. The book was released in 2011. Content The book is about the story of a mining community that…

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    On February 26, 1972, towns in Logan County, West Virginia were devastated and destroyed by a massive flood caused by a local dam that had burst. The Pittston Coal Company had three different dams that played different roles in day-to-day operations, but one day, dam number three was no more. In the 1960s and very early 1970s, the Pittston Coal Company was the number one independent coal producing companies in the country. They were also fourth in concerns when it came to coal mines in the…

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    We were headed for The Valley Forge Campground. A round trip hike of around six miles in and out. We had planned to stay over night and pack out on Sunday. We had a full group with us, besides ourselves, there was Ralph and his brother, Kevin, Jim Spencer and his son Tim, and Mark Cook. This is an excellent trail shaded by a forest canopy of oak,spruce, and alders.The trail switch backs down to and crosses several creeks which become the head waters of the West Fork of the San Gabriel River.…

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    the year 1817, a manmade canal was built and changed the lives of many ordinary Americans. The Erie Canal is a canal that spreads from Albany to Buffalo New York and connects with the Great Lakes. The Canal gave residents the chance to start over and build up from what they have. I have had the opportunity to read The Artificial River by Carol Sheriff. In her book, she explained how the Erie Canal changed lives and how it help show progress in American history. Some topics that Sheriff used to…

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    since I browse and done a thorough research to get to know more about U.S education system. Being chosen as one of the lucky few Malaysians to study in the States by Public Service Deputy or known as Malaysia Government, it was time for me to make my choice of the university that I will spend four years in. State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) is definitely on my sponsor’s ‘recommended’ list, on top of the list, to be exact. There was something in me that said, “this is it”. And sure…

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    As a child, I dreamt of becoming a teacher. When we are young we have life goals that appear to be attainable at the time, but we never think of the obstacles and hardships we will face in order to achieve those goals. I am the first in my family to graduate college, so when it was time to apply for colleges I had no familial assistance. My college experience began at Medaille College in the fall of 2010. Medaille is a small, private, predominately white institution (PWI) in Buffalo, NY. In high…

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    Canal connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, therefore compressing space and time needed to travel to and from any of the cities and towns near the Canal. The network of canals which made up the Erie Canal was a successful system for the movement people as well as other goods. The Erie Canal changed the method of transportation in America as with the success of the canal, the cost of transportation dropped, which promoted more and more manufacturers and businesses as well as everyday…

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    Tillamook floods are such a pain, but common every year at the same time every year. They fill up downtown and do thousands of dollars of damage to buildings and personal belongings to the residents tat live in that area. The only question people ask is why? Why does it flood and why haven 't we solved this problem already? Tillamook is known as the land of many waters, and of course, it holds up its name proudly. No one really knows who came up with the name first, but it surely does fit our…

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    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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    emergencies in Atlanta, Georgia community as discussed earlier. The emergencies include winter storms, tornadoes, and floods. The hazard and vulnerability analysis will focus attention on these hazards, which are highly likely to have a great impact on Atlanta, Georgia community and its facilities. Four categories will be used to place each disaster into perspective. The categories include probability, response, property impact, and human impact. For this paper, vulnerability is defined as…

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