Lastly human error was a big impact on this storm being as bad as it was. Forecasters took over 100 hours tracking the storm and they thought that it would miss them, That’s why there was no warning. When the forecasters did put out a warning it was when the storm was considered a hurricane and the hurricane hit them. After the storm survivors were devastated that
The aftermath of Katrina left the city underneath water. Time Magazine reported that Hurricane Katrina caused over $211.2 worth of damage to the city. (Time Magazine. 2017. www.time.com/4952628/hurricane-season-harvey-irma-jose-marie.)
book was that he could relate to the feelings of being hit hard with a
To began, Hurricane Katrina became a Category 5 storm on August 28, 2005 as the winds struck at 175 mph. The major impact of Hurricane Katrina's flooding was due to the fact that the levees had broken and New Orleans was below sea level. According to the article called ‘’Facts for Features: Katrina Impact’’, ‘’The levees protecting New Orleans failed in August 2005, approximately 80 percent of the city was flooded’’ (Pyler). All of the levees had breached before 10a.m on the morning of August 29, 2005. There are many causes of Hurricane Katrina from the weather to how the state was established.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way. It brought the continuous mistreatment of African Americans once again apparent. It also devastated many states in economic and personal ways. Homes and businesses were destroyed, loved ones were lost and
Additionally, scientists had been warning New Orleans and the government that climate change would lead to increased storm activity and that the city’s defenses weren’t strong enough for such a storm. However, these warnings were ignored by the government and no preventative measures were taken which has influenced the effects of the storm. The reason for the poor response of the government and their negligence of the warnings is arguable. However, it is positive that the reason for this is that the majority of the people affected were the poor, and mostly colored, citizen of New Orleans. The city is racially and economically segregated and these citizen lived in the lower parts of the city, which go down to 11 feet below sea level. (Hurricane Katrina: A Man-Made Crisis?). Additionally, as their economical situation is inferior, it was harder for them to flee the flooding. Therefore, it was mainly this class which was affected and the government was not rushing to help. The slow reaction and the negligence of the government had a major influence on the effects of the storm. If their response was quicker or their preventative measures stronger, the effects could have been reduced as more people could have been evacuated, lives would have been saved and the damage would have been reduced due to extra protection. (Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made ' Disaster Caused By Government Failure). Therefore, it is to say that hurricane Katrina was definitely partially a man-made
No sign of any catastrophe that was going to happen in 2017, until August 17, 2017 - September 2, 2017. (“Historic Hurricane Harvey 's Recap”, 2017) This is a date that will not be forgotten by millions of people. Uncertainty is what is left because it’s a long process of rebuilding, not only that but to see what used to be home now is gone and have to start from zero. After, the impact there is many rescues done as well as evacuations, the flooding caused massive destructions (“Federal report shows punch of last year 's Hurricane Harvey”, 2018).
People lost their homes, their loved ones, and their communities.I couldn 't image how horrible it would be to come back to your home and it be destroyed. I feel like even though there was a lot of destruction, there was some good. It opened people’s eyes that places like New York and other very populated cities can be hit by natural disasters. The storm showed that big cities need to take more precautions in the future. I also feel like it banned people together. People who were not affected saw the devastation of the storm and started food and clothing drives. People who were in the storm banded together to rebuild their cities, and look for missing loved
Following the tragic event, the Water and Sewage Board in New Orleans ordered taller levees to be constructed. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 caused leaders to redesign the levee system and the responsibility of levee construction was placed under the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Once again citizens of New Orleans started to reconstruct their city after another natural disaster. Only forty years later Hurricane Katrina, the unfortunate event that was due to the failure of levees to withhold water, left many homeless, dead and looting for survival. Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support. The reaction to Hurricane Katrina to me is shockingly similar to events that have happened both in the past and today in New Orleans. In the weeks after Katrina, the people of New Orleans were devastated by the death of family members, and the loss of their businesses, but eventually they began to rebuild the city just like they did after Hurricane Betsy. Since the construction of the levees
Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina. Thus, after days of delay, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) staged their command center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a majority of the damage
Every once in a while, a nation faces a calamity which shakes its very core and that incident happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the US, more specifically the city of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 Hurricane which is estimated to have killed over a thousand people. Although Hurricane Katrina caused destruction on many coasts of the US, however, nothing matches the destruction that happened in New Orleans, Louisiana. What makes this issue more devastating and at the same time interesting is that in the case of New Orleans, it was not only nature that caused all the destruction, man played an important role as well, and that’s when the Levee in New Orleans broke. Although many short films and documents have been made on the subject, one of the most interesting and heart wrenching documentary has been made by Spike Lee, When the Levees Broke. The documentary very comprehensively
Katrina was caused by human error and natural forces. An Army Corps of Engineers contractor failed to adequately plug holes left. Those holes allowed Katrina’s surge to go underneath the 14-foot wall, contributing to its failure. “On August 23, 2003 Katrina formed about 200 miles outside of the Bahamas” [ Kim Ann Zimmermann]. In New Orleans during Katrina there were over 50 levee failures different times throughout the day there were 28 levee failures in the first 24 hours. An estimated 24ft. of water 10ft. higher than the levees flowed through the eastern part of New Orleans. All of these levee failures caused over 900 deaths and 705 missing persons. The hurricane flooded over 100,000 homes and businesses. After 2 weeks 80%
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. This makes the hurricane fascinating because if you did not live there at the time, then you probably do not know what happened. The highest measured wind speed for the great storm of 1900 was 100 mph which was more than ever experienced at the time. This made people who were alive not very prepared for what happened and they didn’t know if their family members were even
Hurricanes appear and throw our world into chaos; over the years, hurricanes have caused extreme destruction all over the globe. In September, Hurricane Irma struck and removed everything in its path. Although the amount of destruction caused was devastating, precautions were taken to help save lives and avoid as much damage as possible. Hurricane Irma escalated quickly, yet humans still remain unsure on how to stop these storms from occurring.
With winds reaching more than 175 miles per hour this was the strongest winds the city of New Orleans had ever seen. With the winds came lots of water, some areas of New Orleans seen more than 20 feet of water. My home was in an area that was greatly impacted by the water. I remember watching the news and seeing all the damage caused by the hurricane. The system that was in place to protect the city had failed. It broke my heart because I couldn’t believe the city I was born in and had memories was just washed away. At this point, I knew there was no returning home for my family and me. This life-altering event made me see how blessed I was and at any moment I could I have been stranded on the rooftop, or just trying to make it to higher ground because of the rising waters. There were many casualties as a result of Hurricane Katrina and still hundreds of people haven’t been found. It took a few weeks for the water to recede and then people were allowed to return home to inspect the