By Mabely Teodocio
In this past week, the second largest city in the U.S. had a fire right outside of its city limits, cities in Texas are underwater, Mexico had an 8.1 earthquake, and Hurricane Irma struck Florida.
Hurricane Harvey was our country’s first major hurricane, meaning it was category 3 or higher, since 2005. It came late night on August 25th as a category 4 Hurricane.
September 7, 2017 at 11:49, a 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico. It was the strongest earthquake in history to hit and, unfortunately, it caused the death of at least 32 people. About 50 million people in the country felt it and it even rocked Mexico City’s Angel of Independence monument.
Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever be recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, its wind speeds are about 150 mph. It has already hit the Caribbean as a category 5 storm. Irma is on its way to Florida, evacuation orders have already been announced and schools have been shut down. The governor has said that all 7,000 members of the National Guard will be deployed by Friday. Harvey was the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. in the past decade and Irma is on its way to beat that.
All of these things are happening all around us, and all we can do is help the people affected. There are many charities around social media and many other ways in which you can help. I encourage everyone to look into the news and be aware of everything happening around you becuase that could be your home that was just lost.