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Hurricane Katrina

This is a brief introduction of the events and effects of Hurricane Katrina.
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Samantha Feeser

on 11 May 2011

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Transcript of Hurricane Katrina

I THINK!!! Hurricane Katrina:
New Orleans, Louisiana When you think of New Orleans, Louisiana,
what is the first thing that comes to mind? Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Night life Jazz The Big Easy Zydeco Casinos Blues Cajun Cuisine Bayou Saints Football French Quarter Mississippi River River Boats New Orleans Style Beignet Recipe
1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast
3/4 Cup Water (110 degrees F)
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Beaten Egg
1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk
3 1/2 – 3 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/8 Cup Shortening
Vegetable Oil for Frying
Powdered Sugar in a shaker or sifter YUM!!! 1. Recipe 2. Map of New Orleans 3. National Weather Service bulletin for New Orleans region “000
WWUS74 KLIX 281550
NPWLIX

URGENT — WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28, 2005

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

.HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
KILLED.

AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE
OUTSIDE!” 4. Hurricane Survival Guide • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 7 to 10 days. Katrina and Wilma should have emphasized the importance of having sufficient water on hand. Don't forget some for your pets.
• Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods (Peanut butter; mixed PBJ; breakfast bars; crackers; canned fruit; raisins; chips;
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils / paper cups — trash bags and duct tape - useful for clean-up, or patching leaks in an emergency
• An ax to use if you stay and need to escape from your house - or other uses
• Blankets / Pillows, etc.
• Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
• First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
• Special Items - for babies and the elderly
• Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
• Bug spray, Cortisone for bug bites
• Sunscreen & Lotion
• Tarp to cover holes if needed.
• Bleach
• Water purification tablets
• Waterless soap saves water for drinking
• Flashlight / Batteries
• Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
• Battery operated television, with extra batteries. Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods. Make sure you have small bills because it will often be difficult to get change, I you only have a $100 and water is $10 for a case and you are limited to one case, you do not want to have the choice of paying $100 or having no water.
• Keys to house, cars, boats etc
• Toys, Books and Games
• Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc. Don't forget your re-entry documents (e.g. stickers or passes). Many barrier islands require some documentation in order to return. Keep important phone number here. You may know them, but a loved one may not.
• Tools - keep a set with you during the storm. A pocket knife, nails, a hammer and rope are important elements. Towels and buckets are useful too if you develop a leak.
• Vehicle fuel tanks filled
• Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash 5. Video in the News:
Hurricane Katrina Animation 6. Definition:
Stages of Hurricane Development A Tropical Wave is the most common type of tropical disturbance. These disturbances lack closed circulation, which is where winds are going in every direction and wind speeds are less than 25 mph. About 100 tropical waves form each hurricane season. A Tropical Depression develops when there is a presence of a closed circulation, and sustained winds are 25 mph. This system is still quite disorganized. A depression becomes a Tropical Storm when showers and thunderstorm activity moves over the closed circulation, and sustained winds reach 39 mph. This system is capable of causing minimal damage. A tropical storm becomes a Hurricane when the circulation becomes an eye, and sustained winds reach at least 74 mph. This system is can cause significant damage. 7. Saffir – Simpson Scale Category/Classification Winds (mph) Pressure (in. of Hg) Damage

Category One Hurricane 74-95 mph > =28.94 in. of Hg. minimal damage

Category Two Hurricane 96-110 mph 28.50-28.91 in. of Hg significant damage

Category Three Hurricane 111-130 mph 27.91-28.47 in. of Hg severe damage

Category Four Hurricane 131-155 mph 27.17-27.88 in. of Hg extreme damage

Category Five Hurricane >155 mph <27.17 in. of Hg catastrophic damage 8. Interactive Graphics of Hurricane Katrina 9. National Urban Search and Rescue Response Systems QUESTIONS?
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