Just the impact and conditions it had on people’s lives is tragic. Picture it’s September 1938. Everyone is playing ball or going for a stroll. All of a sudden it starts to rain so everyone goes back home and thinks it will pass by. people knew this was no ordinary storm. As water rushed in with no warning and buildings were getting washed away and roads were getting destroyed. Almost all families were split up and washed to sea. When the weather finally died down people were shocked to see what the storm did to all these places. But the biggest question was why wasn’t there any
Since 80% of the city was flooded, tens of thousands of people went to the Convention Center and Louisiana Superdome for shelter. But help arrived extremely slowly and soon conditions became unsanitary and endangered the people. People suffered from hunger, the heat, and the lack of medical attention. The city was in shreds and there was nowhere to go for most people as the majority of New Orleans was just above the poverty line before the hurricane
Hurricane Katrina left many of the residents of New Orleans homeless and without hope. Many of the residents were displaced and had nowhere to go, as low economic status played a definitely role in this matter. Many of these same residents have resided in New Orleans their entire life, and did not know anything outside of New Orleans. As a result of FEMA assisting with placement of the displaced residents of New Orleans, many people were sent to live in other parts of Louisiana and Texas. Others made their way to other parts of the country with hopes of one day returning home to Louisiana.
Being somewhat curious, I asked Cousin John how he survived Katriana. With a big smile on his face, he said, “If I have survived Mardi Gras festivities for all these years, then Katrina was a cakewalk” (Personal Interview). According to the mayor of New Orleans, it is estimated that about 100,000 people had returned, of the 485,000 who lived in New Orleans before the storm. Forty percent of the homes were still without electricity and — again, according to the mayor — half the small businesses, 57,000, may have been lost for good (New Orleans Jazz Funeral).
To began, Hurricane Katrina became a Category 5 storm on August 28, 2005 as the winds struck at 175 mph. The major impact of Hurricane Katrina's flooding was due to the fact that the levees had broken and New Orleans was below sea level. According to the article called ‘’Facts for Features: Katrina Impact’’, ‘’The levees protecting New Orleans failed in August 2005, approximately 80 percent of the city was flooded’’ (Pyler). All of the levees had breached before 10a.m on the morning of August 29, 2005. There are many causes of Hurricane Katrina from the weather to how the state was established.
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. However, the main complication that had a negative influence on the effects of hurricane Katrina was the poor response of the government. The hurricane has been the cause for many economical, environmental and political problems and is affecting the city up until today.
Catastrophes affect humanity all the time but two of the most memorable in history are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are first seen from the satellite. This means that the hurricanes are spotted right away, it gets predicted where its going to impact first and how strong it can be when it hits the ground. These hurricanes are extremely dangerous because of its high-speed winds it comes with and the amount of rain produced by them, this makes it worst because they can last for days. The two most recent Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina impacted differently, they both had fatalities, damages and occurred different years.
Hurricane Harvey had a huge devastating impact due to all the recorded rainfall over the city of Houston. Harvey dropped so much rainfall because
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water. Most of those homes were the beach homes that were along the beach or were in towns that were on the beaches. The winds ripped roves off homes and toppled over trees and the trees were all over the place so many homes were him by the trees or the feel over the road so people could not pass the road in their cars. Then some of the trees fell over the power lines and shut down all the power in that area. With the trees falling all over the place there was floods because the trees backed up the rivers and streams then the rain did not help because it rained for many days strait. The rain also affected the cities because the city’s sewer plants flooded. The rain also flooded the subways. The subways were completely full of water. The subways were still not in use months after the hurricane because it cracked the concrete in the subways. The cost of all the damages amounted up to 75 million United States dollars (Dunbar, 2013). There were at least 117 deaths in the United States as a cause of hurricane sandy 40 of the fatalities were caused by flooding. Hurricane sandy was a one through four category hurricane but, there were not very many deaths which is a good thing. Next many families were left homeless after hurricane sandy. Their homes were either destroyed by flooding, high winds, fallen trees, or waves from the ocean. Most homes were destroyed by flooding and high winds. The Red Cross had to step in because
There are some natural disasters that shake up the world and make people depressed, but Hurricane Katrina was like no other. Even though warnings were given and evacuations were held nearly 2,000 people died because of this hurricane. During the storm winds were as fast as 175 mph with heavy rain all through out. People were stranded and about 8,000 homes were destroyed. People had to wait five days at the superdome full of many New Orleans residents. It took 160 billion dollars to make the city beautiful again. Hurricane Katrina changed what the world thought about hurricanes completely.
Following the tragic event, the Water and Sewage Board in New Orleans ordered taller levees to be constructed. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 caused leaders to redesign the levee system and the responsibility of levee construction was placed under the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Once again citizens of New Orleans started to reconstruct their city after another natural disaster. Only forty years later Hurricane Katrina, the unfortunate event that was due to the failure of levees to withhold water, left many homeless, dead and looting for survival. Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support. The reaction to Hurricane Katrina to me is shockingly similar to events that have happened both in the past and today in New Orleans. In the weeks after Katrina, the people of New Orleans were devastated by the death of family members, and the loss of their businesses, but eventually they began to rebuild the city just like they did after Hurricane Betsy. Since the construction of the levees
New Orleans, a flourishing city sitting on the Gulf coast. The city thrived with life. But, on the morning of August 29th,2005 everything changed. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the gulf coast. It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans local & federal legislation should supply the money in order to secure the well being of the city.
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed. From Katrina to Matthew, there are many notable hurricanes that have hit the United States mainland. The idea of hurricanes is very frightening and an interesting part of nature.
The city of New Orleans wasn’t prepared for the type of danger that was to come. There wasn’t many safety routes for us to follow because no one expected a category five hurricane to hit. Normally what would be a five to six
The tropical depression that became Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and meteorologists were soon able to warn people in the Gulf Coast states that a major storm was on its way. By August 28, evacuations were underway across the region. That day, the National Weather Service predicted that after the storm hit, “most of the Gulf Coast area will be uninhabitable for weeks…perhaps longer.” New Orleans was at particular risk. Though about half the city actually lies above sea level, its average elevation is about six feet below sea level and it is completely surrounded by water. Over the course of the 20th