Till this day parts of the city are still in ruins. Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earned the title of being the costliest hurricane ever in United States history. Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups.
Hurricane Katrina an extremely deadly tropical storm that was one of the most high cost disasters and one of the most deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the United State. The Hurricane at its peak, had winds of speeds of at 175 mph, and did devastating damage to coastal areas and islands. With most of the harm hitting Louisiana, particularly the New Orleans. The cost of Katrina was catastrophic, it is estimated the total cost impact is around the range of a 150 billion dollars. This storm claimed its title as one of the most deadly hurricanes to ever hit the United States of America with a estimated death count of 1,245 to 1,836 total.
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.
The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path. The strong winds accounted for some of the damage but the wind wasn’t the only factor that caused property damage. The main cause was from the flooding/storm surge. As talked about in the previous paragraph the surge was the leading cause of damages. The estimate cost in damages are expected to reach 160 billion.
FEMA Leadership and Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has been characterized as one of the most damaging storms to assault the United States. Approximately 1800 people were killed, hundreds of thousands of people were forced into homelessness, and the cost inflicted approximately $100 billion in damages (“Hurricane Katrina,” 2016). The catastrophic results led to vast criticism of various leadership efforts throughout the disaster response. One agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was extensively condemned as many of the leadership decisions resulted in massive blunders, costing further harm and loss of life. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of FEMA during Hurricane Katrina in respect to leadership decisions
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?
Hurricanes not only bring devastating storm surges, violent winds, and torrential rainfall, but the aftermath of these storms proves to be costly. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ivan resulted in over $14.2 billion and Hurricane Katrina produced over $75 billion in damages. After witnessing the devastation of these hurricanes, I remain determined to improve structures on the Gulf Coast.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina). However, it particularly damaged New Orleans, due to its poor infrastructure and unfortunate geographical location.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.At around 8:14 a Major aftershock hit making even more damaged building collapse. The earthquake and fires in San Francisco were recorded to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
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.
Near the end of August in 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept the nations southern coastline. Winds within the storm reached a maximum speed of 172mi/h (Category 5). This resulted in 1,300-,1,400 deaths which makes Hurricane Katrina the 5th deadliest Hurricane in U.S. History (Eamon, Fitzpatrick, Truax, 2007, p.117). How prepared were we for this disaster? The Government Accountability Office determined that part of the failure in planning was the actual plans.
The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages. What is a storm surge? A storm surge is the rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.
The tempest surge from Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005, brought about calamitous harm along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Levees isolating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans were broken, at last flooding around 80% of the city. Also, real wind harm was accounted similarly as 200 miles inland. Katrina is presently considered the deadliest and costliest tropical storm in the U.S. in more than 80 years. On the whole, more than 1,400 individuals were murdered and harms are evaluated to have surpassed more than $75