The devastation of Hurricane Katrina led to one of the most severe humanities in our nations history. There are many social consequences including; racial, c...
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...among the most visited cities in the United States. Besides the attraction of its French Quarter, its internationally renowned restaurants, and its first-class accommodations, a series of celebrations, including Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, has drawn thousands of tourists to the city. These lively activities were affected by Hurricane Katrina. These events usually drew in money for the economy but when Katrina struck none of the events could happen. Also, casinos in mainly in Biloxi, Alabama drew in much of the states money. These casinos were destroyed by the hurricane. One casino called Harrah’s New Orleans building was used by first responders as a base of operations in the days following the storm. Fortunately, Harrah’s was able to open just in time for Louisiana Mardi Gras on February 17, 2006.
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