Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups. The survivors of Katrina still bear the psychological scars. However, with the help of psychological care, the survivors ultimately displayed resiliency. Hurricane Katina caused $81billion in property damages. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion.
As Katrina traveled to Louisiana and made landfall, it weakened again. It was on August 29, that Hurricane Katrina reared its head and landed in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane, causing one of the most destructive and deadly disasters in the history of the United States. (Blake, Eric; Landsea, Christorpher W; Gibney, Ethan J; National Hurricane
Katrina intensified before making landfall in Florida and was a hurricane about 2 hours before making landfall on the southeastern coast of Florida, near the border of Miami-Dade County and Broward County. A well-defined eye became apparent on radar imagery and remained intact all the way across Florida. Katrina only spent about 6 hours over land and was in the Gulf of Mexico early on August
Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages. The power and devastation from these hurricanes tore lives apart. Hurricane Katrina’s scars are still marked on the city and the memories of people who lived through it and so will the wounds made by Hurricane Harvey in the next decade. Although these two hurricanes brought torment to people it also brought a sense of community. The world is coming together yet again to help the people hurt by this act of Mother Nature and raise money and food to support them in their time of
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina). However, it particularly damaged New Orleans, due to its poor infrastructure and unfortunate geographical location.
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
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.
It is deemed the deadliest natural disaster in the U.S. history. It took down thirty-six hundred buildings. “Although the history of the hurricane’s track and its intensity are not fully known, U.S. Weather Bureau forecasters were aware of the tropical system as early as August 30, 1900.” (History.com Staff. “1900 Galveston Hurricane.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, ) This is probably because of the fact that since it happened so long ago and there wasn’t enough technology to even know exactly what happened.
The week of the storm Hurricane Katrina is the third most powerful and deadliest hurricanes to occur in the 21st century in the U.S.A. Southern states are known to have the occasional hurricane yearly through out August to early November. However, citizens were not quiet prepared for how serve Hurricane Katrina was going to be. Hurricane Katrina originated in the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 the storm swiftly made its way to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf coast within days. Over 300,000 people were displaced and evacuees relocated throughout the United States. On August 29,2005 after several days of high wind volume and major rain fall hurricane Katrina made its