People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t.
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.
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).
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
President Bush signed a $10 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane, he ordered 7,000 troops to help with relief efforts. There was also concern that many National Guard units were short staffed in states surrounding, because some were deployed overseas and recruiting efforts in schools and the community had been shorted. Due to the slow response to the hurricane, New Orleans's top emergency management official called it a "national disgrace" and questioned when additional aid would actually reach the desperate city. The city's emergency ops chief Terry Ebbert blamed the response on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mayor Ray Nagin expressed his anger at what he claimed were lousy reinforcements provided by the President and the federal government.
In a case study called “Vulnerable Populations” Dr. Richard Zoraster (2010) mentions “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated many of the risk within the United States. These factors include poverty, home ownership, poor English, ethnic minorities, immigrant status and high density housing”. Social vulnerable populations are at risk during a disaster because of their socio-economic standing. Lack of money and transportation hindered their attempts to evacuate. Furthermore, a large number of residents did not trust the local authorities and refused to evacuate.
Additionally, scientists had been warning New Orleans and the government that climate change would lead to increased storm activity and that the city’s defenses weren’t strong enough for such a storm. However, these warnings were ignored by the government and no preventative measures were taken which has influenced the effects of the storm. The reason for the poor response of the government and their negligence of the warnings is arguable. However, it is positive that the reason for this is that the majority of the people affected were the poor, and mostly colored, citizen of New Orleans. The city is racially and economically segregated and these citizen lived in the lower parts of the city, which go down to 11 feet below sea level.
As the rescue team headed out, the citizens of the city started to steal out of all the stores for their survival. More crimes broke out after katrina than when katrina never hit. Stealing, rapes and all other crimes were being committed and the police couldn’t do anything about it because the mayor and government made their first priority to rescue the survivors or the city, the people who decided to stay in the city. The delay of federal response to Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast and has been led to many officials, also with President Bush. President Bush called the initial response “not acceptable” to question FEMA’s preparedness for a natural
On August 29, 2005, a category five hurricane, named Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and destroyed everything in its path. As all the other residents of New Orleans, I was one of the people who experienced this horrible disaster. No one ever predicts that this kind of thing will ever happen to them. Everyone has their story about what happened to them during Hurricane Katrina, but I am going to tell you about my experience and how to affected my life. When Hurricane Katrina came, I was eight years of age and was in the third grade.
In 2004 there was a category 4 hurricane that swept through a number of states and islands in the Atlantic and caused horrific damage. Leaving families were without shelter, food, water, and power for days. Roadways were flooded, houses were crushed by trees, and the most tragic outcome of all lives was lost. Yet somehow I managed to make a pretty good memory of it. My experience with hurricane Charley was challenging, but surprisingly fun.
Black on Black violence in New Orleans Louisiana has risen exponentially ever since the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, a problem that can be solved by the coming together of the African American community to protect each other’s back. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and left an impact that could not properly be described by any set of words. The main problem that everyone could see was that a great city had been completely obliterated. The dilemma that was overlooked by practically everyone was that the entire city had shut down. The Mayor at the time, Mayor Ray Nagin called for a mandatory evacuation of the city for the Hurricane, but due to the history of false calls with storms that were said to
Dr.Cline began to become terrified of what the storm was becoming capable of and began warning Galveston residence. But it was too late, very few got out of the city in time. The wind blew the water out of Galveston bay and into the city itself. In effect, the storm 's trajectory made galveston the victim of two storm surges , the first in the bay, and the second from the Gulf. Many men and women began furiously chopping holes in their parlor floors to hopefully admit water and to anchor their homes in place.
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.