Hurricane Pam Essay

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Hurricanes are massive storms that form of fronts of warm waters throughout the tropical oceans. The intensity of hurricanes can be categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most severe. The damage that these storms can bring can be from ripping a tree out the ground, to destroying a whole city.
On August 23, 2005 a dreadful hurricane hit the Golf Coast mainly New Orleans. All the civilians around were not prepared for such a hit. Hurricane Pam, an artificial hurricane was created as a practice run before this dreadful hurricane attacked. Although, little did everyone know that what they were preparing for was not enough. The city of New Orleans would be soon known as the city under water. It all started as a tropical storm, leading to a disastrous hit. Hurricanes are usually studied in 5 Categories (According to Saffir-Simpson …show more content…

The Levee breaches led to massive flooding, hundred and thousands of the people affected from the storm from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. ( .The Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish were under so much water that people had to run to attics and rooftops for safety. And soon enough nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water. The government in particular was unprepared for a disaster like this. Officials, even the president at the time, George W. Bush, was unaware of how bad things were in New Orleans and didn’t know how to deal with something this terrible. Homes, businesses, people missing and the shortage of food and water and aid for the people were questionable and at risk. The reason why all this happened is because the pressure from the water over flooded the levee’s that were actually meant to keep the water out were impacted. Causing all this disaster to occur. The air above the oceans

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