Hurricane Katrina Essay

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  • Hurricane Devastation Of Hurricane Katrina

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    Hurricane Katrina Scandal Without doubt, Hurricane Katrina has been the major catastrophe of the century suffered in the United States. The category 5 hurricane which at first was on course to hit Florida drifted into the Gulf of Mexico taking a direct route to New Orleans. On his way, the hurricane left hundreds of dead, affected hundreds of thousands and left billions of dollars in damage. The largest number of deaths occurred in New Orleans where the hurricane hit the hardest and which was flooded

  • Hurricane Devastation Of Hurricane Katrina

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    Introduction Hurricane Katrina is known for being the most dangerous and murderous hurricane that occurred on August of 2005. It was formed by a tropical wave that moved from the coast of Africa to the Gulf Coast. According to hurricanes they are distinguished by five different categories, the fifth being the strongest. The tropical wave turned into a hurricane under the fifth category that destroyed thousands of homes and killed thousands of people. Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans hardest

  • Hurricane Katrina

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    Datrel Johnson Professor Peter Johnson Geography 101 25 August 2013 Describe Hurricane Katrina Beginning in the 1950s, the United States have witnessed two Category Five Storms and seven Category Four Storms naming Hurricane Katrina as one of the most deadly Category Four hurricanes to hit the Gulf Coast. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina dismantled several sections of the levee which caused it to collapse. The storm then breeched the New Orleans’ levee system allowing Lake Ponchartrain

  • Hurricane Katrina Simulation

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    Hurricane Katrina was a devastating disaster that has affected many people in New Orleans as well as the surrounding areas. It had a stunning “death toll of 1300 people and damage over $100 billion ”( Davlasheridze 94 ). The communication were taken 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 battered, contacting

  • The Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

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    they were desperate for the cash. (Ludwig). In addition to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Hurricane Katrina also hit the gulf coast area and affected Americans across the nation. With winds over one hundred and twenty-seven miles per hour, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005. By the end of the hurricane, one thousand, eight hundred thirty-three people were dead. (CNN Library, “Hurricane Katrina”). The damage amounted to one hundred eight billion dollars and left millions of people

  • Katrina And Hurricane Katrina Similarities

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    catastrophe is popularly known as Hurricane Katrina. However, in recent news it appears that we have another disastrous hurricane within our midst. Hurricane Harvey has since devastated the state of Texas, and more specifically the large city of Houston. This article helps to detail the comparisons between the two hurricanes. Although Hurricane Harvey is still in effect, there are many similarities and differences that we can already see between it and Hurricane Katrina. One main difference is the cities’

  • Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

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    There were several issues that played a part in the disaster of New Orleans afte Hurricane Katrina had struck. Due to neglence of the five agencies ( that were responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System led to insuffiecent preparation. Even after declaring a state of emergency, lack of coordinating between Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resulted in a poor response to help render aid and

  • A Comparison Of Hurricane Katrina

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    Hurricane Katrina: Lessons in Contemporary Intergovernmental Relations When the Katrina Hurricane hit ground in New Orleans people did not evacuated on time. It was said that the Military waited for too long to take any action and that The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) failed to plan for evacuation and that the government was indifferent to the victims who were mostly poor and black. Few hours before Katrina hit ground, people believed the storm had missed the city. In Jackson Barracks

  • Roles Of Hurricane Katrina

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    After Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, on the Gulf Coast of the United States, there was widespread damage, loss of life, and the exposure of people to health problems by the natural disaster. It caused major devastation on public health services around the region, to an extent that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to respond by activating its Emergency Response Fund. It was a move meant to support CDC health teams who were deployed to the flooded communities

  • The Disaster Of Hurricane Katrina

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    Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophic natural disaster in American history. The aftermath had substantial negative impact on New Orleans and it could have been avoided if proper disaster management practices were put in place. Therefore, it is important to determine the factors that caused the hurricane to be catastrophic. One factor that was responsible for the disaster was failure of the three levels of the government working cohesively (Thiede & Brown, 2013). The incoherent interaction between