Cause And Effect Of Hurricane Katrina

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Cold, wet, deadly, windy, furious, and dangerous. Hurricane Katrina is the worse natural disaster every recorded, leaving over a thousand people dead in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina landed in New Orleans, Louisiana around 6:45 am on August 23 as a Category 3, 2005 and end as a Category 5 hurricane on August 31, 2005. After this horrendous hurricane took New Orleans it made its way through Mississippi, Florida and even up into other states north of Louisiana taking 1,245 lives with it including one from Kentucky and two from Ohio, Florida, and Georgia. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and other states caused many people to die of starvation, hydration, and diseases, a gruesome amount of damage, and many different responses from many different people. Hurricane Katrina started out as a Category 1 hurricane and had winds speeds higher then 75 mph. Hours later Katrina finally made landfall and would change from a category 1 to a category 3 with wind speeds reaching up to 120-130 mph. New Orleans thought Hurricane Katrina was over, but on August 29, 2005 Katrina would hit a category 5 hurricane and would reach 160 mph winds. Finally the hurricane would disband an become a tropical hurricane over Tennessee. This information is just the beginning of the furious and dangerous Hurricane Katrina. In 2017 Texas was hit with a horrible hurricane that caused much damage throughout Houston and other parts of Texas, but Hurricane Harvey wasn’t the worst

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