Hurricanes And Its Impact On Hurricane Katrina

2202 Words Oct 28th, 2014 9 Pages
INTRODUCTION: It is well known that hurricanes are extremely dangerous and cause a significant amount of damage and devastation among many cities and countries. Researchers have studied and found that hurricanes could be classified and categorized into five different areas ranging from least severe to most extreme. Category one being the least severe and Category five would be known to destroy a whole city. Hurricanes are categorized on how much damage one can cause and how strong they are. There have been many hurricanes around the world that were known to cause a significant amount of damage but not one hurricane was compared to what the people from New Orleans, Louisiana experienced when Hurricane Katrina hit on Monday August 29, 2005. Katrina was known to be the hurricane that devastated the country, and the biggest hurricane recorded in the history of the world. The city of New Orleans was confronted with social, ethical, and economic implications after the tragic occurrence of Hurricane Katrina.
THE DEVELOPMENT: Hurricane Katrina developed from a Tropical wave in Africa. This Hurricane fell in category five that struck New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane traveled through Brazil, and it was known to be one of the first hurricanes to ever hit the country of Brazil. Katrina took about five to seven days to become a category five storms, and then it finally hit its main areas. This hurricane caused a significant amount of damage in the areas…
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