This graphic novel accurately depicts the reality that faced New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Eighty percent of the city was able to evacuate, and when the mayor issued a mandatory evacuation Sunday before the storm hit, it was too late for the police to enforce the orders. Drowned City goes into detail about the people who were left behind. Don Brown, the author, conducted interviews with rescuers and survivors to gain insight into what it was really like after Katrina hit, so the story is a compilation of all of the interviews. The devastation resulted in the levees breaking, looting, drowning, clouds of gnats and cockroaches, poisonous snakes in the high water, and even a Navy barge rolling through the streets. Brown also highlights
The Storm : Federalism Hurricane Katrina was a devastating disaster that has affected many people in New Orleans. The communication broke down hours after Katrina because of the unexpected fast winds and floods that broke down “3 million phone lines and 1,000 cellular towers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.”( Joch ). Because of the millions of phone lines that were broken down, contacting the government for help was difficult hours after hurricane Katrina. Not only that, the people of New Orleans underestimated the power of Hurricane Katrina causing many to be “ stranded with no food or water” (Narrator, “The Storm”,PBS).
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast at daybreak, “pummeling a region that included the fabled city of New Orleans and heaping damage on neighboring Mississippi. In all, more than 1,700 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of others displaced.” (Laforet, New York Times)
Lauren Alonzo Dr. Hardy Historical Geography 14 December 2016 The Aftermath of Katrina On August 29, 2005, the third strongest storm ever documented in America, Hurricane Katrina, hit the coast of Louisiana at 125 miles per hour. However, the real horror came when the levees breached, causing New Orleans to
Hurricane in Katrina and the Effect on Louisiana Like most states and countries positioned near large bodies of water, natural disasters and global epidemic have taken a toll on Louisiana’s climate and environments. Hurricane Katrina had a major effect on Louisiana. For example, its coastline, and environment was effected. Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina is one of the U.S’s most catastrophic events, and this was due to the number of people who were killed and displaced. Most of those effected most harshly by the storm were those that were of the poor community, which in New Orleans was mostly black. These people were not able to evacuate the storm, and also had the most trouble to try to rebuild after the storm. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary on Hurricane Katrina, Trouble the Water, portrays Hurricane Katrina in a different light, one that constantly get ignored by the popular media. By answering five main questions based on this documentary, a close to accurate portrayal of Hurricane Katrina can be made.
Introduction Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive loss of life and billions of dollars in property damage. There are many lessons worth learning from this event. Finger pointing started before the event was over. Most of the focus on Hurricane Katrina was on its impact on New Orleans; however, the storm ravaged a much wider area than that. This paper will briefly summarize the event, the impact on the city of New Orleans and the lessons learned to ensure preparedness today.
Zoos give us the chance of seeing some of the most endangered species on earth, which might otherwise be a once in a lifetime opportunity. But if it means that the animals don’t get the life that they deserve, should we be visiting them, paying, or enjoying it, just to
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a very popular place to visit. The zoo opened in 1882. The zoo is 183 acres of land. It is splitted into different sections. Those sections are Australian Adventure, African Savanna, Northern Tereck, The Primate, Cat and Aquatics building, The Rainforest, and The Waterfowl Lake(“Sandra Scott
American zoos developed in the midst of America’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. In an imposing industrial setting, city parks and zoos provided an intimate encounter with nature that had been previously foreign to urbanites. An invention of modern western culture, zoological parks provided education as well as amusement for the public. Jeff Stotts, zoo historian indicated “The three-pronged goal of the first zoos— public recreation, wildlife preservation, scientific and conservation education—shaped the development of the institution.” In the words of historian Elizabeth Hanson, “Natural settings in zoos were intended to confirm visitor expectations of a transcendent experience in the presence of natural wonders,
New Orleans was the city to be dealt the most damage. Over eighty percent of the city was left underwater from Hurricane Katrina (Nguyen, 2007). About seventy percent of occupied housing was taken by the hurricane (CNN Library, 2014). The population of New Orleans dropped from 484,674 in April of 2000 to 230,172 in July of 2006 (CNN Library, 2014). The hurricane’s total damages were estimated at about 125
Nowadays, it is hard to find a person who has never been in a zoo, aquarium or museum. Since childhood we find it fancy to observe animals and exhibits, but sometimes even adults do not understand what the real value of zoos, aquariums and museums is.
“Katrina was the most destructive storm to strike the United States and the costliest storm in U.S. history, causing $108 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Zimmerman 2015).” The federal government had no idea or information on how much destruction had been caused by the
Introduction Hurricane Katrina is a historical storm that hit the United States on August 29, 2005. The country experienced the storm exactly four years after the occurrence of the terrorist attack on 9/11/2001. This was three years after the establishment of a crucial department of Homeland Security. However, regardless of the intensified concentration to homeland security, response to Hurricane Katrina was a huge failure. The unfortunate response was due to lack of adequate planning and ability to take care of the risks. The possibility of New Orleans experiencing the effects of Hurricane had been put into consideration for quite a long time. There were enough warning signs of the hurricane. Declarations and deliberations were made days before the landfall. However, responders did not transfigure this information into the extent of preparedness suitable with the range of the imminent disaster.
Volunteer Management in Response to Natural Disasters: Challenges and Strategies Cameron P. Beilly Florida Atlantic University On August 29, 2005, just after 9:00 am, Hurricane Katrina made landfall just east of New Orleans, Louisiana (Drye, 2010). Winds near the downtown area were upwards of 125 mph, causing intense wind gusts and 40-foot high tidal surges (Drye, 2010). At 11:00 am, a major levee in the city failed, causing walls of water to come pouring into New Orleans proper (Drye, 2010). Throughout the day, other levies failed leading to a vast citywide flood (Drye, 2010). At least 1,836 people lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Katrina. For days, New Orleans was unrecognizable. Eighty percent of the city was left