The federal took matters into their own hands by recording calls of what to when katrina strikes and who to put in the front line during the storm. The federal at this point were pulling commodities and organized search & rescue teams for before and after Katrina. During the storm Local citizens, 10,000 to be exact had to shelter in the Superdome while Katrina hit, other civilians decided to stay at their homes and just move to higher ground, the rescuers/police start to search for survivors of the city.
Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earned the title of being the costliest hurricane ever in United States history. Hurricane Katrina revealed and verified the link among race, place and vulnerability within groups. The survivors of Katrina still bear the psychological scars.
On August 29, 2005, a category five hurricane, named Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and destroyed everything in its path. As all the other residents of New Orleans, I was one of the people who experienced this horrible disaster. No one ever predicts that this kind of thing will ever happen to them. Everyone has their story about what happened to them during Hurricane Katrina, but I am going to tell you about my experience and how to affected my life.
FEMA Leadership and Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has been characterized as one of the most damaging storms to assault the United States. Approximately 1800 people were killed, hundreds of thousands of people were forced into homelessness, and the cost inflicted approximately $100 billion in damages (“Hurricane Katrina,” 2016). The catastrophic results led to vast criticism of various leadership efforts throughout the disaster response. One agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was extensively condemned as many of the leadership decisions resulted in massive blunders, costing further harm and loss of life.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.
Galveston Hurricane: September 8, 1900. On September 8, a Category 4 hurricane ripped through Galveston, killing an estimated amount 6,000 to 8,000 people. A 15-foot storm flooded the city, which was then situated at less than 9 feet above sea level, and numerous homes and buildings were destroyed. On the day of September 8 ,1900 a Category 4 hurricane went through Galveston, Texas and around 6,000 to 8,000 people died.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? 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).
Nearly 100 years later, the refugees fled to Philadelphia. In 1793, another outbreak occurred in Philadelphia. In the end, 5,000 had lost their life. Eventually, a cold front hit and knocked out Philadelphia’s mosquito population and the death toll fell to 20 a day.
More than 3,600 homes were destroyed on Galveston Island and the added toll on commercial structures created a loss of $30 million, about $700 million in today 's dollars.” While the storm was extreme, so was the response of the survivors. Despite the unimaginable devastation the survivors faced, they immediately began rebuilding their city. By 10 a.m. Sept. 9 the Mayor of Galveston, Walter C. Jones had called an emergency city council meeting, and by the end of the day had appointed a Central Relief Committee. The newspaper even continued to publish from Galveston and never missed an issue.
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.
It is indisputable that the death and destruction that occurred following Hurricane Katrina was caused by the negligence of the federal government to provide critical aid following the storm. A lack of coordination and cooperation between the Louisiana state government and federal agencies allowed for the unnecessary devastation and loss of life the city of New Orleans has endured. Prior to the hurricane, New Orleans was a rapidly evolving city that was home to individuals of varying races, ethnicities, and places of origin. With real estate booming and a fiscally sound government, the city was projected for great success. As Mayor of New Orleans, I utilized my power to protect my citizens to the best of my ability.
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.