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
As conditions became favorable, it started barrelling toward the Gulf Coast. It made landfall at Buras-Triumph, Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane. The winds of Katrina were 200 kilometers per hour and its storm surge reached 8 meters above sea level. This damaging storm killed 2,000 people and caused 108 billion dollars in damage. After Katrina, many conclusions regarding hurricane intensity were evaluated.
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 Irma 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. Irma originally was a tropical wave that was located off the coast of Africa.
Now two community storm houses are located at Hurricane Baptist and the fire department near the old school grounds. Last February, Marty Russell guest editor of the Daily Journal “commented on the 1971 storm. Hurricane was aptly named the community during that unfortunate encounter with the 1971 killer storm.” . (Daily Journal) Life still goes on in Hurricane, but February 21, 1971 will always be remembered by my cousin’s family as their home became the command center for MODT, Northeast Power of Oxford, and the MHP also Civil Defense gathered for use of their telephone to report the storm. The landscape in Hurricane has been changed forever due to the loss of those community buildings and due to the loss of the stately oak trees that once stood on the old school and the old church
Running head: THE KATRINA BREAKDOWN 1 THE KATRINA BREAKDOWN 2 The Katrina Breakdown Sylvia M. Bermudez Grand Canyon University March 14, 2018 The Katrina Breakdown In August of 2005, the eye of Hurricane Katrina hit the area near Buras, Louisiana, with winds reaching over 140mph. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 4 hurricane that caused destruction and chaos across the regions of southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama (Starling, 2011). The Katrina hurricane was one of the worst disasters to hit the United States and occurred unfortunately, despite the warnings of experts of the “flood dangers faced by New Orleans” much of which is under sea-level (p. 149). The aftermath of Katrina caused blame and finger pointing among the state and federal governments and had many questioning who was responsible for the thousands of people, who were left stranded after the hurricane. Which of the three perspectives do you find most persuasive?
The only difference is that we can predict when they will arrive. It's shocking to think that there were four large hurricanes in just the year of 2017. All four together killed around 103 people, making 2017's hurricanes the 17th worst in the world. The world's worst hurricane occurred in 1900 in Texas. It was called Galveston Hurricane, it killed 8,000 people.
Hurricane Mathew had hit Augusta hard. It flooded everything, houses, stores, everything. It was cold, so cold it was impossible to go outside without having tons of clothes on. It was a category 4 nothing was left standing not even one little bush. The people were not prepared for this disaster.
“Hurricane Katrina itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic” (History). On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall at 6:10 am on the Louisiana Coast as a category 4 storm. As with many hurricanes and storms, evacuations are ordered for the safety of the people. Despite the numerous amount of Hurricanes and storms that have ravaged throughout the Gulf Coast, the area was not prepared for it. Many chose to not obey the order of evacuation and decided to remain in their homes.