Cause And Effects Of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadliest and horrific disasters in United States’ history. The hurricane started building up in the Bahamas from the “interaction between a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten.” On August 23, 2016. A day later the storm strengthened and was named Tropical storm Katrina. As the storm developed it at one point became a category five hurricane when it hit the gulf of Mexico. On August 29, 2015, the hurricane weakened to a category 3 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast of the United States. The hurricane pounded most parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, but most of the devastation was concentrated in New Orleans. Several days before the disaster, Louisiana activated their emergency…show more content…
Even though the city was able to evacuate many people, thousands were stranded for days in the Superdome. There was no food or water provided for the citizens. There wasn 't event a bathroom and people had to urinate and defecate on the ground and some even died due to the poor conditions. A major cause of this issue was that there was a delay in the evacuation of the people of New Orleans. The delay caused “preventable deaths and “great suffering” according to a senate investigation. Another cause of this issue was the lack of busses used for the evacuation. Only after when the hurricane hit the city, the governor of the city asked FEMA for buses. To prevent this from happening again we must make sure that citizens are warned well before hand by using the media and other means. We should also make sure that facilities such as the superdome are well equipped with the things it needs for an event like this. There should be a stockpile of food, water, and other necessities to make sure that a disaster like this would go more…show more content…
The levee system was put in place to block hundreds of miles of water to protect the city. One major problem in New Orleans’s resilience was that it relied on the protection of levees rather than implementing a strategy of enhancing overall community resilience. As a result about 80% of the city was submerged under water. The reason why the levees broke was because it had major flaws that were ignored. According to the experts, they said that the one of the reasons why the levees broke was due to the weak soil that the designers had ignored. Another reason why the levee system broke was because it was thought that it could withstand a category 3 hurricane so they didn 't bother fortifying them, In case of a future of like this happens again, we must inspect and make sure that these types of issues are not ignored. We must also put in place far more forbidle levees that are beyond the

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