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The Consequences Of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina “ What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences ” ( “Al Gore” AZ Quotes ). This quote was said by former Vice President, Al Gore, and he believed that Global Warming was to blame for Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane comes from spanish word “ huracán ” which was borrowed from Taino Indians word “ hurakán ” which means center of the wind ( Hurricane Katrina Devastates ) . Katrina formed August 23, 2005, when it had hit New Orleans, in early morning of the 29th. Katrina was designed as a Category 3 hurricane but , peaked at a Category 5. Hurricane Katrina was the most powerful and destructive storm that came across America due to the massive devastation it…show more content…
The relief efforts tried to save as many people as they could. Yet, most of the emergency planning failing. The people that were rescued were mostly put in the Superdome for safety. The destruction that was made was terrible. People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t. When people came to rescue they had to go by either boat or air. 10 years later it’s still not right to say that New Orleans is back ( 10 Years After Katrina ). The recovery process can take up to 20 years to get back to original or at least close to it. In fact 1 in 3 people that lived in New Orleans came back while the others didn’t. When rebuilding the city, 60 percent or the people 's voices weren’t heard at all. Everyone realized that after Katrina hit the cities, that they will never be the same. As the total economic impact cost the government around $160 billion dollars ( The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica…show more content…
Sadly, while people were innocently waiting for the rescue teams, disgusting people raped the since the victims had nowhere to run to. Families left stranded, most people had no transportation t get away, and they had no shelter to be safe. 100,000 people in total were left stranded ( Hurricane Katrina ). All valuables lost in the storm weren’t salvageable at all. Families were just left with the structure of their house if it hadn’t already collapsed on itself. Highways were packed when they found out Katrina was on its way. At that point because of the mass amount of people, it was a one way out scenario. According to Ruth, who has had a personal experience in the storm, said it was one of the most depressing times in her life. Her kids were terrified and her and her husband James tried keeping them calm. She said “ It’s difficult to watch coverages of hurricanes every year. It brings back memories, and creates anxiety. I never knew until I experienced a hurricane, what kind of destruction it could really do ” . When it started flooding they were already at their in-laws house watching the destruction on the news. When they went back after everything was safe and saw their house in
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