About 80% of New Orleans was under water during Hurricane Katrina. They estimate there was $81 million dollars in property damages as a result of the hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi, and over $150 billion dollars in the total economic impact. This was the most costly hurricane ever in U.S. history. One of the most recent hurricanes was Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew killed over 46 people in the United States, along with over 1,000 in Haiti.
Hurricanes also leave people wondering why they have been hitting so hard. Are hurricanes finally slowing down or what can we expect in the future? Thousands of people were affected by hurricanes but they also had to worry about relocating their home or staying put. When hurricanes were starting to hit in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, millions were asked to evacuate temporarily. Many of them lost their homes and some unfortunately lost those they loved.
Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina is one of the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm.
Hurricane Katrina: the Affects of National Guidance SFC Guillermo Mora U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy Master Leader Course Class# 003-18 MSG Brandy Phillip Introduction One of the deadliest hurricanes hit the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina did a lot of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to eighty percent of the city to be flooded causing more than 2,000 deaths and over 100 billion dollars in damages (History.com staff, 2009). The flooding also stranded 20,000 residents in the Louisiana Superdome and thousands more on rooftops for days. Displaced residents were desperate for help and in much need of food, water and basic essentials.
Earlier this month, Hurricane Joaquin had most of the population along the U.S. East Coast on the edge of their seats as it was upgraded from Category 1 to Category 4 (130 mile per hour winds) within a week’s time. Although the “storm of the century” eventually bypassed the U.S., Joaquin has, nonetheless, caused considerable damages along the way. It tore off roofs, uprooted trees, unleashed unrelenting rain leading to heavy flooding in South Carolina. It also swallowed up a 735-foot cargo ship with 33 missing people off the Bahamas. The initial panic was understandable.
Lastly and the biggest impact was on the families. When everything was getting washed to sea a lot of families got split up and over 600 people died. Lastly human error was a big impact on this storm being as bad as it was. Forecasters took over 100 hours tracking the storm and they thought that it would miss them, That’s why there was no warning. When the forecasters did put out a warning it was when the storm was considered a hurricane and the hurricane hit them.
Hurricane Ike made 5 land falls before ever entering into the Gulf of Mexico. When Ike entered the Gulf of Mexico, it was classified as a category 1 hurricane. Over the warm waters of the Gulf, Ike once again began to strengthen. “As Ike passed over the warm waters of the Loop Current during the night of 10 September, the storm exhibited a rapid drop in central pressure, falling from 963 mbar to 944 mbar. This drop was not reflected by wind speed, however, which only increased to 160 km/h (100 mph) from 140 km/h (85 mph).
Overview of the Risk Issue: Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in the United States living memory, affecting 92, 000 square miles, and destroying the majority of New Orleans. Over 1,800 people died and tens of thousands were left homeless and without basic necessities. Katrina evolved into a series of connected crises, with two basic causes. The primary cause was the hurricane itself, and no less damaging, the collapse of man-made levees meant to protect a city built below sea-level. These factors caused a series of cascading problems that characterizes Katrina as an example of a new type of complex crisis.
In 2005 New Orleans was inundated by the hurricane Katrina, where 80% of the city area was under water. This natural disaster was predicted through electronic devices that monitor natural disasters and forewarn people about hurricanes or other types of catastrophes. However, there still were a lot of destructions and deaths. The main reasons for that large amount of deaths and destructions were because the government did not take enough responsibility to prevent New Orleans from flooding and to save people from this extreme situation. Another reason was because people were not evacuated from that city before the hurricane.
Federalism is one of the most important and innovative concepts in the U.S. Constitution, although the word never appears there. Federalism is the sharing of power between national and state governments. In America, the states existed first, and they struggled to create a national government. There are many states, which always face storm and flood, and there is an agency which provides service to rescue and helps the victims and family which is called federal emergency management agency and it is established for over 200 years. However, there were many times where FEMA failed to do their job properly for example the hurricane Katrina and New Orleans was at particular risk.
Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support. The reaction to Hurricane Katrina to me is shockingly similar to events that have happened both in the past and today in New Orleans. In the weeks after Katrina, the people of New Orleans were devastated by the death of family members, and the loss of their businesses, but eventually they began to rebuild the city just like they did after Hurricane Betsy. Since the construction of the levees
Erosion at the Outer Banks is a major issue that is threatening the existence of thousands of homes, businesses and the Outer Banks themselves. Erosion is a major issue in the barrier islands, millions of dollars are spent each year trying to delay and prevent erosion. The Outer Banks are nothing more than a series of barrier islands made of sand that are narrow and barely above sea level (Rebuilding N.C. 12 Threatens Outer Banks ' Existence). With the more erosion that occurs the less land there is for the residents of the Outer Banks. Erosion damages roads, buildings, and other structures that lead to extremely costly repairs (Rebuilding N.C. 12 Threatens Outer Banks ' Existence).
There are some natural disasters that shake up the world and make people depressed, but Hurricane Katrina was like no other. Even though warnings were given and evacuations were held nearly 2,000 people died because of this hurricane. During the storm winds were as fast as 175 mph with heavy rain all through out. People were stranded and about 8,000 homes were destroyed. People had to wait five days at the superdome full of many New Orleans residents.
The Levee breaches led to massive flooding, hundred and thousands of the people affected from the storm from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. (http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina) .The Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish were under so much water that people had to run to attics and rooftops for safety. And soon enough nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water. The government in particular was unprepared for a disaster like this. Officials, even the president at the time, George W. Bush, was unaware of how bad things were in New Orleans and didn’t know how to deal with something this terrible.