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Hurricane Katrina: Perception. Prediction, Prevention

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Essay: Hurricane Katrina: Perception. Prediction, Prevention Hurricane Katrina has been one the most devastating natural disasters to hit USA ever costing a total of 125 billion dollars, and leaving almost 1000 dead. We need to look at ways of preventing such a disaster. As this is the only problem, we can predict and perceive how dangerous a hurricane can be but preventing one is a different matter entirely The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) reported on August 23 that Tropical Depression Twelve had formed over the south-eastern Bahamas this was soon to be named hurricane Katrina, it was upgraded to a hurricane on the 25th of august, it hit land the same day lousing its strength while travailing over Florida. ...read more.


It is not possible to stop a hurricane but there are measures that can be taken to reduce damage and increase services so inhabitants can escape the impending danger of natural disasters. Disaster prevention includes modifying your home to strengthen it against storms so that you can be as safe as possible. It also includes having the supplies on hand to weather the storm. "During a hurricane, homes may be damaged or destroyed by high winds and high waves. Debris can break windows and doors, allowing high winds inside The home. In extreme storms, such as Hurricane Andrew, the force of the wind alone can cause weak places in your home to fail. "- Against the wind hurricane information booklet Three places in your home that are usually damaged by hurricanes are the roof, windows, doors, and there are things that can be done to strengthen these areas to minimise damage. ...read more.


Although in the following hurricane Rita, The US government was quick to act while sending hundreds of busses to evacuate cities. As a hurricane can never actually be stopped or destroyed prevention is a little more vague it's more of damage prevention rather than hurricane prevention. Although there are scientist researching in possible ways to lower storm intensity some of which include a substance that absorbs large amounts of water with small amounts of the substance being used up the idea is simple but somewhat impractical. In Conclusion, with today's modern equipment we can predict and perceive a hurricanes power easily but it is nearly impossible to stop a hurricane, so prevention needs to be researched more, if any lesson was learnt from Katrina it is this. ?? ?? ?? ?? GG4 Climatic Hazards: Causes and management: Mr Turnbull Aaron Evans : Essay 1 Page 1 ...read more.

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