The Storm Of The Hurricane Katrina

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In August 29, 2005 the Hurricane Katrina had stuck. “When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across.”("Hurricane Katrina.”) Katrina had destroyed the state, Louisianan is located below the city level. A known target to be floored by the Gulf Coast. “Local, state and federal -- was unprepared, uncoordinated and overwhelmed in dealing with the Hurricane Katrina disaster that devastated the Gulf Coast in the late summer of 2005 and killed more than 900 people in New Orleans.”(Smith) But why did all this happen and whose is too blamed? In the video, “The Storm” by Frontline brings in the true of the…show more content…
Countless things were not addressed in Hurricane Pam. It was put off and budget were cut from it. They had estimated that 100 thousands will die, mostly patients or elderly, which was accurate. Key planning decision were not made. Medical care for Katrina victim wasn’t finalized. Communications requirement were not addressed at all. Transportation decisions were not addressed either. All this were needed during the destructor, it wasn’t fair for the people.
There were other disaster that happen in New Orleans it wasn’t the first hurricane. “During the past century, hurricanes have flooded New Orleans six times: in 1915, 1940, 1947, 1965, 1969 and 2005.”(“Hurricane Katrina.") Like Hurricane Betsy, it strike Louisianan in 1965, half of the state was flooded. FEMA performed well after 9/11, they set up a destructor field office and communication. Allbaugh said “The FEMA you seen in 9/11 is not the same you see today” What we had learn during 9/11 was not apply during the Hurricane.
Disasters did not occur for years when FEMA was established. The company wasn’t taken serious, for that it was moved into bigger companies. Millions of money was pulled and spent among the other companies. Michael Brown was the current director of FEMA during the Hurricane. During his press conference he claim his organization is working tight-net and a very professional matter. On day 4 Michael Brown said 3 times FEMA just learned about those people “today”, which he
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