What do Students Think of Hurricane Ian

|October 8, 2022| Sarah Yeoh

  • Hurricane Ian moved mostly in the southern region of the US
  • 119 people died
  • Most people who were asked responded with grace

A tragedy has recently occurred in the southern region of the U.S. On September 28, 2022, a hurricane named Ian from West Cuba came to Charleston, Florida. Its havoc spread like crazy in an unpredictable direction.

The category four hurricane even managed to enter a category 5 stage. Surprisingly, by September 30, 2022. It was degraded to a category one hurricane. This does not mean it is less dangerous. Regardless of the category, a hurricane is still a hurricane.

Today, according to many news organizations, there is a death toll of at least 119 people, and about 11,000 homes in Florida have been destroyed.   

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Personal Affects 

Hurricane Ian is absolutely disappointing. It is definitely the worst hurricane since 1935. To see what a specific group in Valor thinks personally about the impact of the storm. I interviewed a random selection of people in 9th grade.

The majority of the responses were thoughtful and caring. They often commented on how devastating it must be for them to experience this horrific event. A few were intelligent. Maryn Wyatt remarked on how hurricane Charlie which happened in 2004, could fit inside Ian. Charlie had once been the largest hurricane before Ian came along.

But like every school, there is always that one brutally honest kid. A particular student in 9th grade named Ryan Thompson said he did not care about Hurricane Ian’s people suffering through the deadly storm.

Even though we are far away, we should put ourselves in these people’s shoes and pray for them.