Modern Day Setbacks Of Hurricane Katrina

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A stunning example of our modern day setback is hurricane Katrina. In August of 2005, humanity watched in shock as - every warning and study notwithstanding - each system that might have saved New Orleans turned futile. Inland waterways collapsed, sending a torrential of floodwater into the city. This destroyed communications channels crippling rescue processes. Roads were impassable and transportation that was expected to evacuate tens of thousands never arrived. There was a major blackout - the city came to a standstill. The result, not less than 1,400 people died and more displaced. Was this great city disfigured beyond repair? Could this city ever recover? At the time of writing this manuscript it is exactly a decade after New Orleans
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