Hurricane Katrina

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Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

The total cost of hurricane Katrina was a huge $89 billion dollars. Most of the Louisiana coastline was devastated. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans the worst because it is on low lying ground and the levees built to protect it failed. 80% of New Orleans was evacuated before the hurricane. Thousands had to sleep in the superdome a stadium in New Orleans. There were mass breakouts of flooding throughout New Orleans. In New Orleans the hurricane forced survivors to stand on their roofs and hope for rescue. And clean water was temporarily unavailable. The hurricane destroyed thousands of houses leaving thousands homeless. The hurricane also seriously damaged the telephone connections which meant connection was lost. In the hurricane roads were badly damaged and it was hard to get aid into New Orleans because the vehicles could not drive on the roads. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, looting, violence and other criminal activity became serious problems. The rescuing of civilians became the main objective and New Orleans’s security was decreased which caused a lot of criminal activity

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What and when?

Hurricane Katrina was an intense, rotating oceanic weather system. Its path was miles and mile across. Hurricane Katrina’s path started by the Bahamas and ended in the state of Tennessee. It started on the 23rd August and ended on the 30th August 2005. By the 25th August it had hi Miami Florida. Hurricane Katrina was a very powerful hurricane it was rated force 4 and reached 140mph in some places. The hurricane caused many problems like: Serious flooding, Destruction of property in USA mostly, A huge death toll, killing over 1200 people. Millions were made homeless. ...

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