One of the main causes for the death and destruction to the city New orleans, was the failure of the levees that were at the time designed to withstand a category 3 hurricane. Levees are designed as a water barrier to help prevent flooding. Since these levees broke, and the fact that New Orleans has an elevation lower than sea level, it contributed to the mass flooding of the city. It 's estimated that about fifty levee systems were breached, which caused about 80% of the city to be submerged in water. There were pump stations designed to aid in removing the water, but t...
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.... According to the Democratic National Committee, FEMA turned away trucks that had water, refused Amtrak;s offer to evacuate victims, and even prevented generators that were needed by the hospitals. One can clearly see that the federal government was without a doubt unprepared for this disaster.
These mistakes are without a doubt unforgivable and inexcusable. You would think it would be common sense to allow trucks with water into the city, but since it might have violated some rules and regulations it was denied. The simple solution to this problem is that we must first learn from our mistakes and make sure something like this never happens again. One resource that we had that was delayed to be used was out military. “They have the command; they have the people; they have the discipline; they have the equipment; they have the transport; they have the communication”
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