The Disaster Of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina will forever remain as one of the most devastating natural disasters to have taken place on American soil. On August 27th, 2005, more than a day before Katrina made its way to New Orleans, President Bush, at the request of Louisiana state Governor Kathleen declared a state of emergency to both Louisiana and Mississippi. In doing so, these areas were considered major disaster areas that the federal government would concentrate most of its resources. Despite a declared emergency and the need to evacuate the city immediately, many residents decided to stay in their homes and shelter in place for various reasons, while others left the city as suggested or seek refuge at the state’s designated last resort shelter, The Superdome.
Nonetheless, as Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29th, 2005, destruction started as the storm grow stronger. The winds and severe rain fall devastated homes, causing them to be flooded. Families were trapped inside their homes and forced to seek refuge in their attics and rooftops, while waiting helplessly as water levels continues to rise one brick every 20 minutes, according to The Times-Picayune. Some people fled their unsafe homes, and were lucky enough to make it the Superdome. People that could not make it to the dome seek refuge on a dry section of the highway, while others quickly gathered at the convention center on high ground waiting to be rescued.
The city suffered from power outage, broken levees, flooded
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