In the past hundred years, there have heen frequent natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, mud-rock flows, seismic sea waves, earthquakes, windstorms and the stretching of new deserts. The disasters have killed millions upon millions of people, destroyed countless homes, and wiped out numerous pieces of fertile land.
Now more and more people become aware that those disasters have much to do with what we have done to the earth. We have cut down too many trees in the forests,we have badly polluted the environment, we have shocked our own home-planet time and against with tremendously powerful explosions of nuclear bombs. As a result, climates have become abnormal, rainwater rushes down hillsides angrily, and the underground energy goes up to revenge itself on us.
The earth is our only home-planet. It is urgent for us to stop damaging it, and to do our best to protect it and make it a lovely place suitable to live in, for we have nowhere to go and survive except where we are now.
Yesterday afternoon, when I was sitting in the classroom and listening to the teacher. Suddenly, the screen seemed moving and it started to shake. My teacher stopped his class and then he asked us to calm down. He let the students who were close to the door left first, and then the rest of us ran out of the classroom one by one.
After a while, everything seemed to be normal, the teacher asked us to go back to the classroom. Later I learned that there indeed came the earthquake. I admired our teacher so much, in the important moment, he did not run away, but considered us in the first place. He is a good teacher.
It was about 1 p.m. on March 29th, a middle school of Xinjiang was having the monthly exam, when suddenly a strong earthquake occurred. It was about 5.6. At that time, the building and the glass were shaking, and the earthquake occurred two times in ten seconds. As a result, it interrupted the exam.The students and the teachers shouted,"earthquake!earthquake……"The teacher quickly organized students withdraw. Luckily, more than 800 students and teachers withdraw 50 meters away from the teaching building to playground safe and sound.
The disaster didn't cause tragedy depended on the safety training of that school. They will have 2 or 3 times emergency evacuation each semester. the teachers and students master the rapid escape evacuation ability, which greatly enhance the escape ability when geological disaster and fire disaster happen, avoids the personnel casualty catastrophe effectively.
A Strong earthquake hit YuShu and destroyed it seriously.Which event in YuShu do you think is the most moving?There is a survey about this recently.The results can be listed as follows.
43 percent of the people choose the event that HuangFurong who came from HongKong sacrificed his own life to save the students and teachers in ruins.24% support the electricity worker who died of overwork to restore the electricity supply owing to public service.20% are in favor of an old man who made a living by performing in the street in ShenZhen but donated his money to the disaster area twice.13% choose the event that the school at which nobody was injured in the earthquake resumed classes quickly and was called the proudest one.
Different people have different ideas.I will choose the event concerned with HuangFurong.It is my honor to introduce some backgrounds about him.He once participated in the rescue of WenChuan earthquake in 2008.He himself was not healthy enough.But he insisted on public service diligently without any payment for many years .Though not rich, he tried his best to help the people who need help,especially the poor.He was awarded the honorary citizen of HongKong after his death by Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.To spread his spirit,the young in Hong Kong form an organization named after him now.He is called Afu, according to Chinese custom and he will be remembered by all the Chinese people.In my view,Afu is a hero who can move me to tears .Only by learning from him and doing something to help others,can we make contributions to a better society.
On May 12, 20__, there was an earthquake happened in Wenchuan, Sichuan province. More than 69000 people had lost their lives, 374643 people had injured and 17923 people could not be found in this earthquake. After the earthquake had happened, people from all the field joined the rescue teams. At that moment, people only care about one thing, that was to save more people from this disaster and encourage the injure to be strong. After seven day, the chairman declared that May 19 is the national day of mourning. Flags were at half-mast everywhere on the day of mourning for victims of Wenchuan earthquake.
The mourning day is to remember the people who lost their lives in the earthquake, on one hand, is to remind people do not forget that day, don’t forget about the past and look into the future; on the other hand, is to encourage the survivers to stay strong. Life is worth living for.
Although Earthquake had destroyed our home, but we can build a brand-new one. We can rebuild our hope. Just as Nixon said so, our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. So let us seize it, not in fear, but in gladness. Just have a little faith. Just try to remember that everything will be alright. We will find what we are looking for in the future.