Hurricane Katrina a catastrophe that changed lives of many peoples, people were left without food and water for days. That storm itself did a great damage lead to the massive flooding, the most seriously hit area was New Orleans, not to mention Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Cuba was also affected by rain and winds (History.com Staff). According to Hurricane Katrina At Issue Disasters, economic damages from Hurricane Katrina have been estimated at more than $200 billion… More than a million people were displaced by the storm… An estimated 120,000 homes were abandoned and will probably be destroyed in Louisiana alone (At * Issue). For this perspective, “Hurricane Katrina change the Gulf Coast landscape and face of its culture when it hit in 2005” (Rushton). A disaster like Katrina is something the victims are always going to remember, for the ones the lost everything including their love ones. Katrina became a nightmare for all the people that were surround in the contaminated waters in the city of New Orleans. People were waiting to be rescue for days, kids hoping to find their parents, others trying to find a shelter to survive. Others die waiting for someone to rescue ...
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...ue has been the disaster of hurricane Katrina. On the one hand, we need to keep in mind that is up to us to try to be prepared in case of a hurricane warning. On the other hand, if you ignored evacuation orders you may regretted later on in life, don’t wait.
All things consider, the morning of August 29, 2005, became history to the United States. One of the most devastated disaster that left thousands of people without a home and some of them without their love ones. Hurricane Katrina will be remembered for all the victims that, till this day are struggling on trying to get their lives back together. “Katrina was the most destructive storm to strike the United States and the costliest storm in U.S. history, causing $108 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” (NOAA). What can we do to be prepared for future disaster?
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