Hurricane Katrina was a massive category five storm. Katrina hit southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi and proceeded from August 23 through August 31, 2005. Hurricane Katrina was arguably the worst natural disaster in history to date. The cause of the major flooding was because the levees failed and the outcome varied from housing damage to political arguments.
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
In Katrina’s Wake: National Guidance Throughout the history of the United States Military, historians recorded the heroic actions of Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, and Marines that won countless battles in various conflicts around the world. In modern times, the role of the military changed drastically, especially in regards to the military’s role within natural disasters. Therefore, a National Guidance of Preparedness was developed, which reinforces response readiness and provides guidelines for the sharing of responsibility between all levels of government. After a review of the actions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2006, federal, state, and local governments aided in the development of the guidelines, which shape and support preparedness
A CASE STUDY ON HURRICANE KATRINA by Sushant Bhatt. Id- 170624. Table of contents Overview 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.
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).
Every once in a while, a nation faces a calamity which shakes its very core and that incident happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the US, more specifically the city of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 Hurricane which is estimated to have killed over a thousand people. Although Hurricane Katrina caused destruction on many coasts of the US, however, nothing matches the destruction that happened in New Orleans, Louisiana. What makes this issue more devastating and at the same time interesting is that in the case of New Orleans, it was not only nature that caused all the destruction, man played an important role as well, and that’s when the Levee in New Orleans broke. Although many short films and documents have been made on the subject, one of the most interesting and heart wrenching documentary has been made by Spike Lee, When the Levees Broke.
Although Hurricane Katrina wasn’t expected to ever hit land, it is one of the biggest storms to hit the United States. The storm devastated the city and the country more than anyone would have every thought. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, displays many of the disastrous events that take place during and after Hurricane Katrina. The book follows Zeitoun and his wife Kathy, a Muslim couple, with four kids and their own painting business, through the storm. After the storm, while Kathy and the kids are staying with friends and family, Zeitoun rides around in his canoe rescuing survivors and watching his properties which has a phone he uses to keep in touch with Kathy. When Kathy doesn’t hear form Zeitoun in a while she knows something is wrong. Zeitoun and his friends are arrested in their home and are taken to a temporary prison where there police violate some of the rights citizens have. In Zeitoun, Eggers expresses the issue that citizens were not treated adequately after Hurricane Katrina due
New Orleans was mainly the Confederacy. To being, the South’s was the main and the largest city; it considerable industry that sold ironclads. The more important is it controlled the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. It was based of Waterfield Scott’s Anaconda plan. This was suffocating the south. By February 1862 General Ulysses s grant and henry s Foote combined army and naval operations. Union troops finally take position of New Orleans, completing the occupation that had begun four days earlier. By April 24, Admiral David Farragut led a parade of 24 gunboats, 19 mortar boats, and 15,000 soldiers. They surrendered on April 29, and now New Orleans had no securities and protections. Crowds did not like the Yankees as all Confederate flags in the city were brought down in a lowering position and stars and stripes were raised in their place.
Hurricane Katrina Vs. Hurricane Harvey While there are many similarities between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey that make them catastrophic natural events, the differences between the two cause each state their own tragedies. Events that led up to, happened during, and the aftermath of the two hurricanes were all horrifying examples of how dangerous Mother Nature can really be. Although the tropical storms happened years apart from one another they both left a mark on the people that personally experienced them that will never be forgotten.
As I was awakened from a deep sleep, my aunt was yelling “get all your stuff we have to leave.” I didn’t fully understand what was going on by the way I was awakened. It was five o’clock in the morning when I heard my cousin on the other end of the phone saying “we have to leave New Orleans now, the hurricane is going to hit and we will not be safe here.” I never thought I would have to pack up and leave my home because of a natural disaster. As I gather the things that would fit in the small purple suitcase I was still in disbelief of what was going to take place. One by one we loaded up her red Pontiac and headed for the Texas border with my cousin following in the car behind us.
INTRODUCTION 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 glass castle was written in 2005. During that year, New Orleans and other areas in the gulf coast were struck by Hurricane Katrina; one of the biggest and most catastrophic hurricanes that impacted America. Many lives were lost and several were considered missing. As a result, the hurricane left numerous survivors stranded without any food, water, and shelter to resort to. Meanwhile other regions in west and south-south eastern nations were hit by massive earthquakes that left a high mass number of injured victims and numerous casualties. This year was also when 84-year-old Pope John Paul II died and with over 4 million people mourned over his death, they held one of the biggest funeral in history. Later on, in order to replace the late
The feeling of being afraid is a type of feeling in which we have all felt at one point in our lives. The person’s reaction to this feeling is different for each person. Some of the reactions would be the stress and the feeling of being vulnerable because the person would want to know on how to protect your loved ones and of course on how to protect yourself. This fear can rise through not only imminent threats but also through perceived threats. Some of the threats that a person can experience can be a terroristic attack, for example September 11 and another threat could be a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina. This paper will address the on the behaviors that people (individually and as a whole) will do when they are forced to question