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
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.)
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.
Katrina flooded the power. Without power, nobody would have access to the internet or lights. New Orleans has been hit with a hurricane 6 times. Katrina caused $108 billion in damage. At the time, 80% of the city had been evacuated (covered with water).
Katrina was responsible for one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three deaths. It left over a million houses without power and demolished nearly two hundred seventy-five thousand homes. Harvey was accountable for thirty-nine deaths so far and prepared for numbers to rise. Nearly three hundred thousand people have reported loss of power and approximately ten of thousands of homes were damaged due to this storm. Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages.
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
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.
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing a community assessment of the town South Amboy, there were several areas identified as critical in the assessment matrix and they were: Electrical power services, water services, medical services, food services, telephone services and financial services. First Subheading On October 29, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, Super Storm sandy touched down the area of South Amboy in New Jersey.
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. On the day of September 8 ,1900 a Category 4 hurricane went through Galveston, Texas and around 6,000 to 8,000 people died. During the Galveston hurricane the city of oleander was filled with people that were on vacation.
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, California. The earthquake lasted for less than a minute but caused some serious damage. It had started several fires through the city, lasted for three days and destroyed nearly 500 blocks. The people that had survived went to sleep in tents in city parks, stood in line for food, and had to cook in the street so they couldn 't start any more
A stunning example of our modern day setback is hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, humanity watched in shock as - every warning and study notwithstanding - each system that might have saved New Orleans turned futile. Inland waterways collapsed, sending a torrential of floodwater into the city. This destroyed communications channels crippling rescue processes. Roads were impassable and transportation that was expected to evacuate tens of thousands never arrived.
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.
By the end of September during Hurricane Katrina, “it 's estimated that EMAC has coordinated 12.843 troops and more than 8.900 civilians. Personnel and equipment come into the devastated area from all over the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” (Bell, 2006, p. 26). 2005 brought the largest national response to natural disasters. Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita affected numerous states. The states affected were unable to help themselves, as would be responders were now victims.
Furthermore, Hurricane Katrina effected over a million people, thousands remained displaced a month after the storm passed, since the body count outweighed the number of shelters. Prior to landfall, the doors to the Superdome opened and approximately 16,000 people sought refuge there, but 16,000 would not even make a dent in 70,000 people who sought shelter after the storm. After Katrina took her path through the south (dissipating near the Great Lakes), the damage continued. As the shelters arose, FEMA officials became aware with that fact that their accommodations would not be enough. “More than one million people in the Gulf region were displaced by the storm.
In 2005, August 29th, hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast. This impacted both Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana alone, there were 971 hurricane Katrina related deaths. In total, the amount of recorded deaths because of hurricane Katrina were