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The Ice Storm

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Jill Thorpe

on 21 December 2012

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The 1998 Ice Storm By: Jill Thorpe 1967-2000 Economy Myself&Society Connections Size Of The Ice Storm Thesis Proof Damage Statistics -Freezing rain that coated provinces in Canada
-Causing damage to objects, people, land and many more things
-Was recorded to be one of the most horrifing and damaging natural disaster in Canadian history
-January 5th- 10th 1998 -Telephone wires, hydro towers were covered in ice, weighing them down causing power and communication problems
-Transportation was also a very big problem because roads were dangerous
-Very expensive
-Plants for processing milk had to be shut down, causing the dumpage of about 10 million litres of milk
-Sugarbushes were severley damaged, therefore
Quebec maple syrup producers couldnt be employed. It is said that it will take 30 to 40 years to be back to normal again -In previous storms, the amount of freezing rain, ice pellets, and snow is doubled for the 1998 storm
-The areas that this storm covered, is massive extending from Kitchener, Ontario through Quebec to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and also covering parts of New York and New England.
-More than 80 hours was the length of continues freezing rain, almost double the annual year -It affected us more physically than the States
-Shipment of goods
-Transportation -Economy slowed, but rebuilding
provided a lift
-Baby Boom
-Relations with other countries -Baby Boom
-Negative effects for money -My Story
-We were all affected
-Stressful times
-Many people lost loved ones
R.I.P What Was The Ice Storm? •28 people died, many from
•945 people were injured.
•Over 4 million people in Ontario,
Quebec and New Brunswick lost
•About 600,000 people had to
leave their homes. •130 power transmission towers were destroyed and more than 30,000 utility poles fell.
•Millions of trees fell, and more continued to break and fall for the rest of the winter.
•Estimated cost of the ice storm was $5,410,184,000.
•By June 1998, about 600,000 insurance claims totalling more than $1 billion were filed. THESIS STATEMENT: The 1998 Ice Storm had a negative effect on Canada but surprisingly, despite the disaster, it had a positive effect on the United States The Unit Economy
Myself&Society Effects - Economy
-Negative Positive&Negative Effects Negative:
-No Power
.... Positive:
-Helped with future storms
-Became closer with other countries
-Gave many people more experienced jobs
.... Sources *http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/weather/p/icestorm.htm *http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/provinces/p/ontariofacts.htm *http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/provinces/p/nbfacts.htm *http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/provinces/p/quebecfacts.htm *http://www.theweathernetwork.com/common/images/uploadnewstorm/MontrealIceStorm.jpg

*http://thumbnails.cbc.ca/maven_legacy/thumbnails/icestorm19990110et2_444x250_1915756999.jpg *http://www.lifeinpleasantville.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ice-storm-e1352211248769.jpg *http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/newworldna.png -Without technology during the ice storm, families became more important -People were not paid for five days
-Businesses were closed, including banks
meaning NO cash $$ -Insurance claims were very high
but generated work -People learned to prepare for
natural disasters
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