Many living in the city fled prior to the storm, but many believed the reminiscences of the storm wouldn’t be as bad as they thought and they stayed. As a result of New Orleans being below sea level, levees were placed around the city to keep the streets and homes from flooding. When the intensity of winds and mass flooding came from the storm, these levees broke, flooding nearly 80% of New Orleans communities. The Pre-Katrina preparations were a disaster for all communities. Following Hurricane Katrina, outrage was one of the many feelings that survivors experienced.
The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was extremely severe, resulting from one of the most deadly natural disasters in U.S. history. By August 30th, 2005, one day after the Category 4 storm made landfall, about 80 percent of the city of New Orleans, was flooded with some parts of the city under 20 feet of water. The flood was caused by several levees breaches, which most people didn’t believe it could breach, due to a combination of a powerful storm surge, strong winds and excess water in the bodies of water surrounding the city. After reading the author’s response, her curiosity was based on her belief that the delayed response time was due to racism. She first noticed when watching the T.V.
Cause and Effects of Katrina October 30, 2012 Cause and Effects of Katrina The tragic occurrence of Hurricane Katrina, a registered CAT 3 hurricane with gusting winds ranging from 111-130 mph exposed significant architectural deficiencies in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all architectural breakdowns are as disastrous, the breeched levees led to numerous deaths, homes, community businesses, roadways, and left a pathway of devastation that is still being repaired today. Due to the horrific event many lawsuits were filed, many conspiracy theories were created, and many court cases were initiated. Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on our country and those effects are still being endured today. Even though New Orleans was once devastated, major developments to the failed system of levees have been made.
How 9/11 and The Patriot Act affected America What happened on September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten and is now considered one of the worst terrorism tragedies in American history. Consequently, it had made Americans grow closer together in the wake of the tragedy. Ever since the beginning, America has faced many significant changes, but ever since the atrocity of 9/11, America has made many changes that made an impact to most Americans. For instance, the events of 9/11 may have had a greater impact on our economy, but it also affected the lives of ordinary Americans. In this paper we will examine the impact of 9/11 on Americans and the U.S. economy and why the U.S. responded to the terrorism by enacting the USA Patriot act to “protect” America, which had become a big controversial issue to Americans.
Introduction: This report is about the levee failure in Grater New Orleans and its effects on the city and individuals. The definition of a levee is a special wall that built in such away to protect a city from flooding. The levee was built to protect the city because it was under the sea level. The problem is failing the levee because the design was not able to stand the hurricane. So the city was under the water and destroyed.
It was later on found that the levees failed because they were only built to withstand a category 3 hurricane, it was also recognised that during construction the wall segments of levees were not interlocked which made them weak and vulnerable to breaking under stress. In the end the levees broke after 10 feet of water. The levees proved not to be successful, they were the only form of protection to people who couldn’t evacuate and they failed, killing, angering and disappointing people. A $70 million cut was made to levee funding prior to the event which would’ve added to the cause of the failure of the levees. Cuts were made because New Orleans has a low economic value (1/3 people below poverty line) and the money saved in cuts can be used in more important areas.
When the storm struck New Orleans and the levees failed, the low-lying lands flooded at record levels. As only a category 3 storm, Hurricane Katrina could have caused much less damage then it did if the levees held. The reason for the levee failure was due to an engineering fault, leaving the levees prone to malfunction. Tens of thousands of victims were either forced from their homes due to the flooding, or lost their lives trying to ride out the storm. The impoverished areas of New Orleans suffered the greatest losses because the houses were poorly built and many people were not educated on the danger of the coming storm.
Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster that was uncontrollable but the lives of many could have been saved if proper actions were taken. Since the disaster has passed and we are left with this disaster the only thing left to do is recover. Since the disaster, the government has finally opened their eyes. Government preventative measure need to be enacted to prevent this disaster from happening again, the state level cannot adequately deal with this. With some portions of Louisiana 6.5 ft. below sea level, this place is a disaster waiting to happen.
NOORDIYANA F MOHAMAD REACTION ESSAY Hurricane Sandy due to Global Warming In the article “Sandy: Act of God or Act of Man?” (Los Angeles Times, November 1st 2012) by editor of LA times claims that Global Warming may have caused Hurricane Sandy. There are debates and argues about the relationship of Global Warming and Hurricane Sandy. “Pundits and politicians were arguing about that even before the massive storm struck the Atlantic coast; now that it has moved on, after killing 50, flooding the New York subway system, ripping away chunks of New Jersey's coastline and causing myriad other damage that will place Sandy among the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history, it's a more pressing question.” (para. 1). The arguments involved myriad of people claiming whether or not Global Warming has anything to do with Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Katrina The Hurricane Katrina showed the reality of the United States government for that moment. The government was unprepared to deal with a tragedy of that caliber. Surely, no country is ever prepared for something that huge and devastating, but the action plan that the States had was not enough to help the people. Let us consider the fact that the people of the United States always demanded and will demand more freedom and less government involvement in their lives, but as soon as something terrible happens, they turn back to their government and demand actions and they demand them immediately. In cases of national tragedies of that scale the government tried to do anything they could as soon as they could, that is why they