Katrina recorded top wind speeds of one hundred miles per hour and spread across four-hundred miles. Massive floods occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as, widespread damage recorded in Georgia and Florida. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed over two thousand people, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and is currently the most costly natural disaster in US history at one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. As expected, the local and state governments were overwhelmed by this cause of events, especially dealing with the limited resources and political climate that surrounded the aftermath of Katrina. Thus, after days of delay, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) staged their command center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a majority of the damage
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
As Katrina traveled to Louisiana and made landfall, it weakened again. It was on August 29, that Hurricane Katrina reared its head and landed in Louisiana as a Category 3 Hurricane, causing one of the most destructive and deadly disasters in the history of the United States. (Blake, Eric; Landsea, Christorpher W; Gibney, Ethan J; National Hurricane
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
Katrina was responsible for one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three deaths. It left over a million houses without power and demolished nearly two hundred seventy-five thousand homes. Harvey was accountable for thirty-nine deaths so far and prepared for numbers to rise. Nearly three hundred thousand people have reported loss of power and approximately ten of thousands of homes were damaged due to this storm. Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina cost over a billion dollars in damages.
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).
With winds reaching more than 175 miles per hour this was the strongest winds the city of New Orleans had ever seen. With the winds came lots of water, some areas of New Orleans seen more than 20 feet of water. My home was in an area that was greatly impacted by the water. I remember watching the news and seeing all the damage caused by the hurricane. The system that was in place to protect the city had failed.
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing a community assessment of the town South Amboy, there were several areas identified as critical in the assessment matrix and they were: Electrical power services, water services, medical services, food services, telephone services and financial services. First Subheading On October 29, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, Super Storm sandy touched down the area of South Amboy in New Jersey.
The Hurricane Betsy struck at New Orleans in 1965. The police statistics showed that burglaries reported to the police fell from 617 to 425 comparing to the same month in the previous year. There was a decline of major crime 26%. Thefts of over $50 dropped around 13% and these of under $50 also dropped 30%. The Police statistics of Lubbock compared the crimes during a major tornado period with normal time periods.
Hurricane Katrina Striking the US on the morning of the 29th day of August, Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the nation, stands as the most destructive. It had a death toll of about 1833, with millions of others remaining homeless. The loss that the nation suffered as a consequence, as per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), went beyond $108 billion (Zimmerman, 2015). First hitting the US’s Gulf Coast, the hurricane fast spread inland making a landfall with the strength of a Category-3 rating. The hurricane ranked sixth in terms of strength.
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.
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.
By the end of September during Hurricane Katrina, “it 's estimated that EMAC has coordinated 12.843 troops and more than 8.900 civilians. Personnel and equipment come into the devastated area from all over the country, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” (Bell, 2006, p. 26). 2005 brought the largest national response to natural disasters. Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita affected numerous states. The states affected were unable to help themselves, as would be responders were now victims.
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.