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Transcript of Hurricane Katrina
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No matter how prepared you think you are, you are never prepared enough.
Who did it impact?
Hurricane Katrina impacted millions of people. 1,836 people were killed because no one was prepared for such a horrible storm. Food, water, and shelter were all short when the storm hit, leaving many starving, thirsty, and homeless after the storm.
Why was Hurricane Katrina so unpredicted and damaging?
Hurricane Katrina was so awful because not only was no one prepared for it, but also it was only a tropical storm before it hit land. Suddenly it hit land without anyone being prepared and not many as many people as needed to be evacuated.
When was Hurricane Katrina?
Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005.
Katrina formed on August 23, 2005 as a tropical storm.
On the 28th, it soon becames a category 5 hurricane.
Where was it?
The Gulf of Mexico suffered the most damage. Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi
$81 billion of damage was caused in the Gulf.
Hanning's 3rd Period
In Louisiana, the levees collapsed. The levees were made for a category three storm, while Katrina was a five
Pain was felt through everyone
Man vs. Nature
Hurricane Katrina applies to man vs. nature because many men and women were put at major risk with nature because if shelters not high enough above water level, not enough food, or water.
705 people still recorded missing
15 million people affected economically, gas pricing, drinking water, and evacuations
80% of New Orleans underwater after the hurricane
Coast Guard saved 34,000 people after the storm
The storm was 400 miles across
Many natural ecosystems were destroyed
3x the amount of damage caused by Andrew