One of the major problems was the flooding. Water submerged mostly everything that people owned including their homes and businesses. This led to another major problem, millions left homeless. People were forced to evacuate their homes because it was not safe and even after the hurricane was over they were not able to go back. Those who were fortunate enough to be in their homes, still had to face the problem of major power outages.
The Levee crash was one of the major causes of the flooding in New Orleans. The deaths and damages cost billions. After this storm many people didn’t want to move back to their home, New Orleans. During Hurricane Katrina all thing went to a living hell. Katrina ruined the city that we all know.
On August 29, 2005 is the day when Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast of the United States. (Staff, 2009) Hurricane Katrina was known as the eleventh Hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This Hurricane was known as one of the 5 deadliest Hurricanes in U.S History. On the day of August 29, 2005, New Orleans had its most dreadful day in history when Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans which caused damage worth up to 108 billion dollars, gas prices going up significantly, and causing a lot of environmental and economic issues. Before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, everyone in the Gulf Coast area was evacuated to safer grounds due to the Hurricane’s strong and aggressive winds.
It was classified as a category five hurricane, making it extremely dangerous to those in its path. Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction is the Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Bahamas, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands. Hurricane Irma is the second hurricane to hit U.S in the past two weeks, hitting mainly Florida and Georgia. It not only destroys buildings and homes, but it demolishes people’s hope as well. It’s been about twelve years since Florida has experienced such a threatening hurricane.
However, there is one hurricane that happened in 2005 that stands out among the others, Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States, a category 5 on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale. An estimated 1836 people died because of the hurricane and the floodings that happened after (Zimmermann 1). Katrina initially beg... ... middle of paper ... ...th of the levees shortly after Katrina, and millions of dollars have been spent on coastal restoration programs. Plenty of people from around the world helped take care of those affected by this horrible storm and help reconstruct the damaged places.
It was classified as a category five hurricane, making it extremely dangerous to those in its path. At this point, hurricane Irma’s path of destruction is the Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Bahamas, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands. Hurricane Irma is the second hurricane to hit U.S in the past two weeks, hitting mainly Florida and Georgia. It not only destroys buildings and homes, but it demolishes people’s hope as well. Furthermore, it’s been about twelve years since Florida has
“It’s amazing how our life can change from one day to another and Mother of Nature is one of them. Hurricane Katrina a category 4 hurricane struck the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29, 2005, causing death and destruction in New Orleans. Katrina will be remembered by all victims in New Orleans and around the world.” Hurricane Katrina was declared the costliest and most destructive natural disaster in history, because of the strong winds and storm causing destruction of many towns and communities for more than a million people. (History.com Staff). Hurricane Katrina a catastrophe that changed lives of many peoples, people were left without food and water for days.
The Superdome was overcrowded and undersupplied. While it was shelter for many during the storm, it was a nightmare after. People were sleeping next to dead bodies, and were left for multiple days without food or water. When finally aided, they were forced to evacuate the city and go wherever the buses and planes would bring them. Families were separated.
Which in turn can cause another problem in its self. The places that are most often hit with tornados are: Antigua, Bermuda, Central America, Charleston, SC, Galveston, TX, Miami, Providence, RI, Santo Domingo, Asia, Honduras, Oceania, United States, and the West Indies. Florida has to contend with the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Hurricane Andrew swept through southern Florida in August 1992, just south of Miami, leaving 41 people dead, making more than 200,000 homeless, and doing about $20 billion worth of property damage. In August 1995 Hurricane Erin crossed Florida along the same path, then turned and swept through the panhandle, causing an estimated $360 million in damage.
Hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States on August 28, 2005. The center of Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on the morning of August 29, 2005. The devastating effect of this hurricane resulted in more than 1,800 citizens losing their lives, as well as more than an estimated $81 billion dollars in damages occurred. By August 31, 2005, eighty-percent of the city became submerged under water because the storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points. If the levees are damaged massive water will flood Louisiana from the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi River, and other surrounding bodies of water.