Hurricane Devastation Of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina Scandal Without doubt, Hurricane Katrina has been the major catastrophe of the century suffered in the United States. The category 5 hurricane which at first was on course to hit Florida drifted into the Gulf of Mexico taking a direct route to New Orleans. On his way, the hurricane left hundreds of dead, affected hundreds of thousands and left billions of dollars in damage. The largest number of deaths occurred in New Orleans where the hurricane hit the hardest and which was flooded because its levee system failed, collapsing many of them several hours after the hurricane had continued inland. Environmental damage and serious threats to public health were among the other results of Hurricane Katrina. Given the magnitude…show more content…
The environmental, social and economic chaos opened the way to abnormal conditions in the deviance of the funds. In these cases there are always people who want to take advantage of the situation, part of society responded generously while others reacted with greedy. The problem of the missing funds was a crime because it violated not only the state but also federal laws regarding the use of false documentation to receive funds. Hurricane Katrina caused the activity of the opportunists. As is common, disasters bring out the worst and the best of any individual in our society. As a result of fraud and as a result of the investigations many people ended up arrested. These people were charged for breaking the law by taking funds illicitly from the Red Cross which were destined to victims of Hurricane Katrina. In a way the punishment was appropriate, but at the same time, the squandered money that these people never made it to the hands of the people who really needed it. The ideal would have been to have these individuals give back what was given to them through a good will deed and then serve a sentence for the bad action. It is irritable to learn that there are always people who take advantage of very difficult situations, in this case from the hurricane disaster in New Orleans. Society often is affected by many negative decisions human beings make. Logically, a disaster
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