historical event of Hurricane Katrina, a category three hurricane with winds ranging from 111-130 mph, in August 2005 revealed major structural failures in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all structural failures are as catastrophic, the breeched levees led to loss of life, homes, businesses, highways, and left a trail of destruction that is still being repaired today. The result of this failure led to lawsuits, conspiracy theories, and court cases. Hurricane Katrina had a major effect
In August of 2005, a category 5 hurricane struck land along the Gulf Coast. This storm was given the name Hurricane Katrina. The United States Department of Commerce reports in its October 2005 technical report, Hurricane Katrina, A Climatological Perspective, that this was the most costly disaster to devastate the US since September of 1928 and that this was the strongest storm to hit the US within the past 100 years. Hurricane Katrina caused widespread, massive destruction throughout many central
through many hardships after Hurricane Katrina hit. The city would not have gotten as damaged as it did if it were not for the levees breaking. In addition, if the government acted immediately upon what happened in New Orleans, the city would most likely be further along in reconstruction and transition than it is now. Finally, if FEMA gave the citizens of New Orleans water, food, and other much needed humanitarian aid and supplies immediately following this devastation than many people would be satisfied
weather has been most uncooperative and Mississippi has bared the brunt of destruction and damage. In recent history Mississippi has seen a major flood and two catastrophic hurricanes within 40 years of each other. Mississippi has also been affected by the great floods of 1927. Furthermore, Hurricane Camille in 1969 and hurricane Katrina in 2005 caused major damages in Mississippi especially in the gulf coast region. All three of these events led major damage to property and businesses in Mississippi.
Hurricane Katrina, the most expensive natural disaster in the history of the United States of America, hit the Gulf Coast on the 29th of August 2005, leaving behind an estimated damage worth $125 billion US, and a total death toll of over 1800(Graumann et al., 2006). The essay will discuss why Hurricane Katrina had such a devastating effect on New Orleans, the worst affected area, and the post-disaster recovery process. Like in any other natural hazard, geographical factors had a strong influence
accountable for. This was Hurricane Katrina. On the early Monday morning of August 29th, 2005, a Category 5 rating Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States with winds up to 175 miles per hour and a storm surge of 20 feet high. Hurricane Katrina was one of the greatest and most destructive natural disasters recorded to make landfall in the United States. The natural causes of the hurricane, poorly structured levees, disaster inside the Superdome, and the
August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina breached the flood protection systems in New Orleans. This caused over four fifths of metropolitan New Orleans to be flooded. (Fausset) The levees that failed showed that the urban planning of the city was neglectful and dysfunctional, even before the hurricane hit. The destruction of Hurricane Katrina is illustrated by Jon Hughes’ photo gallery, and his photos further corroborate the fact that the level of devastation caused by the hurricane was a result of improper
Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating hurricanes to strike the United States in several years. Harvey resulted in over eighty fatalities and over 150 billion dollars in damages. This proves to be one of the most destructive hurricanes to be recorded. The overwhelming damage was caused by many different aspects; however, three of the greatest aspects are: varying weather patterns throughout the storm, the city structure of Houston, Texas, and the lack of evacuation. Each of these factors
handling of the response to Katrina exposed a level of incompetence from President Bush previously unseen. In the eyes of the world, if a disaster of any kind happened the United States could be counted on to assist in the recovery. The response to Katrina destroyed that notoriety and the president’s image. Excuses, poorly chosen photographs, public statements and denial all demonstrate just how unequipped President Bush was to deal with this disaster. “A few days after Katrina struck New Orleans last
Hurricanes Hurricanes occur all over the world, at different times, but commonly through June first and late November. However in late August 2005 a catastrophic hurricane struck. This was Hurricane Katrina. With winds traveling over one hundred miles per hour making it a category five on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Scale it was said to have cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Hurricane Katrina flooded nearly forty thousand homes, and killed at least two thousand people (“Hurricane”).