Uninhabitable Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

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On August 23, 2005, a tropical depression, over the Bahamas, morphed into Hurricane Katrina which would become known as “the single most catastrophic national disaster in U.S. history” (FEMA, 2006). As Hurricane Katrina developed, weather warnings followed, advising residents of the Gulf Coast States to leave their homes evacuate the region because the storm was predicted to leave the area uninhabitable for up to a week, possibly more. One week later, on August 29, Katrina struck the Gulf Coast states as a category three hurricane, stretching 400 miles and bringing sustained winds up to 100-140 mph and causing great damage to infrastructure, homes, and lives. Nevertheless, the worst was yet to come for this region of the United States (History,

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