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Environmental Effects Of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the U.S. history. When the storm made landfall, it was rated as a Category 3. The storm destroyed beachfronts towns in Mississippi and Louisiana causing million of people to be displaced from their homes. When levees in New Orleans were breached, 80 percent of the city was under water. About 20 percent of the population was trapped in the city without power, food, or water. The delay in the rescue effort caused many to be strained for days on rooftops. The 20,00people who had taken shelter at the Superdome, found themselves crammed into sweltering and fetid conditions. Essential medical supplies remained profoundly inadequate during the first day of the disaster. The homes and building constructed
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