Effects Of Hurricane Katrina

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. It had a category 3 rating on hurricane scale with sustained winds of 100-140 miles per hour and lasted for days. The storm did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. “Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage.” (Hurricane Katrina, 2009). Further, though Katrina Hurricane affected the Gulf Coast area, the city of New Orleans was particularly the most at risk and affected, since half of the city actually lies above sea level. In the past, the Army Corp of Engineers had built a system of levees and seawalls to keep water entering from the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Borgene to the city; however, with Hurricane Katrina striking the city, it was impossible to prevent flooding. When the storm surging New Orleans, it damaged many of the city’s levees and seawalls, eventually nearly 80 percent of the city was flooded and around 90 percent of the city’s population had to be evacuated; additionally, “many were displaced from their homes and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage.” (Hurricane Katrina, 2009)
With the storm affecting the city of New Orleans, there were some of controversy surrounding the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina. Many of the city resident and the public,
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