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
Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes, ever to hit the United States. There were extraordinary problems to deal with, and it was difficult to solve. Many things were lost, damaged, and washed away in the water. People had to fight through the flood to survive. However, New Orleans stuck together and had to be strong all the way.
Hurricane Katrina Vs. Hurricane Harvey While there are many similarities between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey that make them catastrophic natural events, the differences between the two cause each state their own tragedies. Events that led up to, happened during, and the aftermath of the two hurricanes were all horrifying examples of how dangerous Mother Nature can really be. Although the tropical storms happened years apart from one another they both left a mark on the people that personally experienced them that will never be forgotten. The beginning of each hurricane caused immediate fear for the safety of men, women, and their families. Although Katrina was explicitly explained how dangerous it would be to the people of New Orleans, Houstonians were not so lucky.
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.
Lots of people had gone missing and more than 100,000 people were stranded in their flooded towns. Overall Katrina had a huge negative impact on the U.S. Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal moment in history because it caused lots of damage and destruction to lives in the Gulf Coast of the
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
The Hurricane Katrina disaster is a complex one when analyzed through the interorganizational context of public administration. One of the primary reasons that major failures occurred was due to the deficiencies of intergovernmental relations within government agencies that had a direct tasking of addressing these types of disaster relief at the local, state and federal level. A Frontline investigation describes the political context involved with the crisis as one where “local and state officials failed to plan, the U.S military waited too long, FEMA was poorly lead, the government was indifferent to victims who were mostly poor and black” (Public Broadcasting Service, n.d.). The political context within the Hurricane Katrina disaster mimics
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.
The term Reconstruction is used because this was the period in time when the federal government was trying to get restore the seceded states to the Union. The Reconstruction Era was made of unique political conflict and of in-depth changes in the American government. At the national level, new laws and constitutional amendments permanently altered the federal system and the definition of citizenship. Reconstruction Era for African Americans resulted in a lack of sustenance and medical care which in effect caused a high death rate for African Americans, especially for the children. The parts of cities that African Americans where in or an entire cities would be run down and in ruins.
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.
A great deal of subsequent research has focused on the event and the public sector׳s handling of its aftermath. This possibly undermines our efforts to increase understanding and application of principles of collaboration in smaller communities, or in the case of New Orleans, even sub-communities within the larger metropolitan area where vulnerability and outcomes varied widely. In Katrina, “the public saw a community of private sector, nonprofit, religious, and local government actors…stepping up to respond to the need of Katrina victims…but soon realized the complexities of coordinating such an effort” in this work and elsewhere, collaborative efforts have come to the fore as salient. In Katrina׳s aftermath, a wide variety of actors played important roles, but the skills and expertise of nonprofits and faith-based groups were evidenced in ways “flexible and adaptive”; faith leaders in the New Orleans area continued to meet for many years after the event as recovery progressed. Even international nongovernmental organizations were determined to play a role in response: these international partners
All things considered, even though the Great Flood caused a lot of damage and devastation, it was also the cause of a major political change which in the long run was probably better. The flood changed the way that many states provided relief from natural disasters and the responsibility of government in assisting the victims that were affected by the disasters. The flood also changed the way that people lived, due to the fact that it destroyed multiple houses and towns. The Great Flood of 1927 is classified as one of the worst natural disasters of the 1900’s because of how many towns it destroyed and displaced when the MIssissippi overflowed into 11 states from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months.
Hurricane Katrina shift the position of the Department of Homeland Security from making natural disasters an equally as important as terrorism. This even showed that disaster planning requires a great deal of collaboration. The Department of Homeland Security who swallowed up FEMA where not quick to react to Hurricane Katrina because all their focus was spend on planning for a prevent terrorist attacks. The failure of the disaster response system resulted in over 1,200 lives lost in Louisiana and Mississippi. FEMA failed to work closely with its State and local counterparts and communications between these partners and the public were strained at best.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS DAMAGED BY HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA Following the devastation that ravaged Florida and Texas early September after Hurricane Harvey and Irma left hundreds homeless, jobless and emotionally distraught, America Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in a bid to ease the suffering of immigrants published a document titled “CBP Practice Alert.” The document was targeted at foreign nationals owning water-damaged passports and visas as a result of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Following the plague of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the body (AILA), showed that many foreign residents had their passports or visas damaged by water. The association advised that foreign nationals with such water-damaged documents with the intent of travelling abroad either by air or through the borders should either have their passports/visas replaced before leaving or allow for ample time for application and replacements of new passport before
Much of the land has been controlled by the city since the rebuilding efforts in 2009. The aspect of conflicting interests has been quite significant in the rebuilding process because most potential projects have stalled since the city has been unable to strike a suitable development deal. The city mayor understands the mistakes that contributed to the significant disaster witnessed during