When Hugo landed directly in South Carolina, Charleston and Myrtle Beach sustained significant damage from storm surge; the impact was severe. Katrina’s wrath primarily affected New Orleans, causing massive flooding in the city. This catastrophic event nearly destroyed New Orleans, and is responsible for an estimated 80 billion dollars in damages. What makes these two hurricanes strikingly different, however, is the extent of their aftermath. These differences are portrayed clearly through the lack of preparation the government and its citizens displayed when faced with the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
Every year many natural disasters happen around the world. In New Orleans, and several other states, a devastating hurricane struck. High speed winds and major flooding caused many people to lose their homes and even their lives. Many people have heard of hurricane Katrina, but not everybody knows what caused it and the affect it had on the United States. On early morning of August 29th, 2005 on the Gulf Shore near New Orleans, a devastating hurricane struck.
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Anatomy of a Hurricane Many of American citizens along the southern boarder states such as Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama, and the Carolina’s that have water on one or both sides of it, and knowing the dangers and flash back pictures associate with the word hurricane begin their preparation would be considered a tropical storm. It can put even those who lived through tropical storms and Hurricane s to become in either evacuation routes or started hurricane proofing their homes.. As, soon as the words tropical storm or the Weather Channel starts its hint of an on coming hurricane it begins to whip these coastal dwellers into a frenzy. Americans as far back as the colonial days have had to whether the unpredictable weather related tragedies. Because, the millions of people who love shore side living and the Gulf of Mexico have had to deal more natural disaster then most; tornado’s, floods and the all fearing hurricanes. Now not all Hurricanes are the same.
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The riots were do to all the underlying festering rage that had been building up in the residents of Los Angeles and the disbelief that police even when caught on tape, could get away with such brutality. Los Angeles was just waiting for an event like the Rodney King verdict to explode. All that was needed was that one spark to ignite the anger in the citizens of South Central and cause the area to explode. South Central had been dealing with significant underlying racial and economic problems in the years since similar riots in Watts in '65. In 1965, steps taken to remedy the racial tension in the city were begun.
Hurricane Katrina was a source of social change as people have learned from the impact it had on the mind and body of the citizens of New Orleans, the mismanagement and lack of leadership the government showed, and the substantial immediate and long term economic damage it caused the country. Hurricane Katrina had a huge impact on the world and more specifically, New Orleans for there was substantial damage to the citizens property and more importantly their body and minds. The biggest impact Hurricane Katrina has was on the people of New Orleans. Having their homes destroyed or uninhabitable, thousands of New Orleans residents were forced to flee in the Superdome and t... ... middle of paper ... ...ef workers, police, and military personnel. Many felt as if the government cared less because New Orleans mostly consisted of low income African Americans.
According to History.com Staff, 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 million people (History.com). In discussion of History.com Staff, Hurricane Katrina a catastrophe that changed lives of many peoples, people were left without food and water