Hurricane Devastation Of The Hurricane

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Abstract Hurricane Katrina was considered as one of the worst hurricanes ever recorded in the history of the United States. It was the sixth strongest Atlantic hurricane ever and the third strongest on record that had reached the United States. According to Brinkley (2006), “Katrina was the eleventh tropical storm, fifth hurricane, third major hurricane, and second Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.” The hurricane occurred on August 29th, 2005, and had a massive physical impact on the land and to the residents of New Orleans City (Galea & Brewin, 2007). Before the hurricane, there was massive destruction of the wetlands beside construction of canals and these increased the erosion rates in the lands. After the floods, much of the city’s water was contaminated leading to the loss of the aquatic lives and indigenous plants.

Introduction Arguably, the hurricane Katrina effect was estimated to cover about 90,000 square miles; affecting over eighty percent of the city’s land space (Jacob et al., 2008). The disaster led to the displacement of over eight hundred thousand New Orleans citizens and directly affected over one million families (Kirk, 2009). These exceptional properties and life loss was recorded in

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