Being somewhat curious, I asked Cousin John how he survived Katriana. With a big smile on his face, he said, “If I have survived Mardi Gras festivities for all these years, then Katrina was a cakewalk” (Personal Interview). According to the mayor of New Orleans, it is estimated that about 100,000 people had returned, of the 485,000 who lived in New Orleans before the storm. Forty percent of the homes were still without electricity and — again, according to the mayor — half the small businesses, 57,000, may have been lost for good (New Orleans Jazz Funeral).
Approximately 135 billion dollars was needed after the total damages. According to the article called ‘’HURRICANE KATRINA’’ ‘’In all, Hurricane Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and affected some 90,000 square miles of the United States. ‘’(author unknown). Around 70% (134,000) of all housing units that were occupied had damage done to them. The population of New Orleans dropped to almost half of the people. Drowning was one of the biggest causes of death. Almost 40% of the people had died from the flooding and 25% from injury. The amount of deaths had a big impact on the government and they started to argue and blame each other which turned into a political fallout. Today the city seems to have found the rhythm again and is running much more
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster?
Catastrophes affect humanity all the time but two of the most memorable in history are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are first seen from the satellite. This means that the hurricanes are spotted right away, it gets predicted where its going to impact first and how strong it can be when it hits the ground. These hurricanes are extremely dangerous because of its high-speed winds it comes with and the amount of rain produced by them, this makes it worst because they can last for days. The two most recent Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina impacted differently, they both had fatalities, damages and occurred different years.
The destruction of the earthquake and the fires that followed resulted in the estimated death of more than 3,000 citizens, property damage of $400,000,000, and homeless population of 200,000. With nearly every building leveled and the majority of citizens scattered throughout the city, large companies and businesses were forced to shut down or relocate, damaging the city's economy even greater. As a result, nearly every citizen of San Francisco was left jobless and unable to care for themselves or their family. In addition to the sudden skyrocket in unemployment, a large sum of San Francisco's refugees in need of urgent care could no longer wait for municipal or federal support and began relocating in available sources of aid such as Oakland. In response, social developments like relief services in San Francisco and from around the country organized throughout the city in an attempt to keep its population from lowering any further by providing aid for victims
The environment in which one grows up in impacts their development both physically and mentally. This is a part of setting which includes the time period as well. In the except from the opening of The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich. The year is 1932. Around this time in the United States, the Great Depression had taken place. Many people lost their jobs, homes, and families. Some people even died due to dehydration from lack of access to water, food, anr from general illnesses. This particular economic catastrophe hit children hard especially. This is depicted in the same excerpt mentioned before.
Furthermore, Fema focused more of their financial resources toward massive incarceration during hurricane Katrina. Fema priorities on how the handle funding resource during the after math of Karina, they focused more on crimes rather than helping victims. Fema overseen and run by homeland security directed there attention towards crimes and terrorist, instead of quickly making funds accessible to resident with no place live. Fema paid for this prison system to operate and covered inmates cost of living during the time spent in prison. Fema sent law officials to arrest New Orleans residents. Some of the arrest would falsely made by the agency. One arrest documented was a man name Zeitoun who was falsely arrested for theft and suspicion of being a terrorist. He
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
In the early 21st century, one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever make landfall in the United States occurred. New Orleans, Louisiana was forever changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina left over 1500 of its residents dead, and displaced more than 1 million people in the Gulf region (FEMA 2015). Although the city had always taken severe weather precautions, such as installing intricate levees to protect itself, it proved itself to be no match to the Category 5 hurricane that left it in shambles for years to come.
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%
By 7:00 am 80% of the city was flooded and everyone was on top of buildings and rooftops. In many cities, there was 6ft of water. The wind speed was at 174mph with a pressure of 902 MB. The Hurricane went back and forth from a category 1 to a 3. After the Hurricane hit the ground, it was a category 4 and went up to a 5. The eye of the Hurricane did not hit New Orleans, but as the storm was going away at least 5 canals flooded with water and left everyone worried about what would happen next. There were still 26,000 residents left in the city. Everyone was in their homes waiting and hoping for the best to come.At a tender 8 years old, Noah Benton Markham doesn 't completely understand the biological factors that have made him a media darling as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Nor does the Covington youth fully comprehend how his birth has come to symbolize the theme of grit and resiliency that underscores much of what 's being said about the region a decade after the devastating
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United States mainland. The idea of hurricanes is very frightening and an interesting part of nature.
In these day, hurricane is the one of the most terrifying disaster that occur on many countries in this world, it can cause damage and harmful to people. Hurricane is a huge storm that form above the ocean then move to the land and we call it “hurricane” when the wind speeds reach up to 74 mph. However, these storm are call in different names depends on the location that they occur. For example, we call it “typhoon” in Pacific Ocean, “cyclone” in Indian Ocean, etc. In these essay, we will point on the two-main cause and two-main negative effect of the hurricane and some idea of the basic preparation.
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
The tropical depression that became Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and meteorologists were soon able to warn people in the Gulf Coast states that a major storm was on its way. By August 28, evacuations were underway across the region. That day, the National Weather Service predicted that after the storm hit, “most of the Gulf Coast area will be uninhabitable for weeks…perhaps longer.” New Orleans was at particular risk. Though about half the city actually lies above sea level, its average elevation is about six feet below sea level and it is completely surrounded by water. Over the course of the 20th