Although the natural hazard was very destructive only 30 people died, and some of these deaths could have been prevented. As a response to the storm the state government ordered a review of current prediction and preparation strategies and the report came to a number of conclusions. As America is an MEDC they could avoid to design a new £15 million research aircraft that will be better for predicting future hurricanes. By educating the population of Florida people can know what to do in case one occurs. Alternative provision for essential emergency services, this assists the preparation, prediction and coping with effects.
The True Understanding of Hurricane Katrina In the essay, “Hurricane Katrina: Investigating the U.S. Government’s Failed Response” the author, Eliza Hubbard writes about the situations that accrued in Hurricane Katrina, which is one of the most destructive tropical storms ever to hit the United States. It affected many parts of the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on August 29th, 2005, it affected New Orleans, Louisiana the most by causing the levees, which helped the flow of the river and stop flooding, to collapse. This lead to flooding in the city, where many bodies still lie beneath the dirty waters filled with debris. Hurricane Katrina attacked in two ways, one being the hurricane itself and the other being the flooding throughout New Orleans. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was extremely severe, resulting from one of the most deadly natural disasters in U.S. history.
* Name of film: Inside the Megastorm (Hurricane Sandy) * Date viewed: April 24, 2013 * Your name: Mohamad Syahir Sabar * Today’s date: April 29, 2013 PBS Nova has come out with 54mins documentary following the Hurricane Sandy that has struck the East Coast of the United States. The Hurricane Sandy mainly attacked the New Jersey, New York and Long Beach. The chronology of this natural disaster started from the October 22nd until October 30th when it finally hit the East Coast area. As the early expectation begins, Sandy started as a typical Tropical Storm in the middle of Caribbean. Like the normal storm, it was formed from the warm water in the Caribbean.
The city is devastated and will not be available for the event. As the event coordinator, I need to decide if the conference should be rescheduled at an alternate location, postponed to an alternate date or cancelled completely. 3) What event triggered the situation? The host city for the accounting system user’s conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 30, 2005. The city and surrounding areas along the gulf coast have been devastated and the area is not safe or accessible.
history, struck early in Bush’s second term. Katrina formed in late August during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and devastated much of the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States, particularly New Orleans. Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on August 27, and in Mississippi and Alabama the following day; he authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage the disaster, but his announcement failed to spur these agencies to action. The eye of the hurricane made landfall on August 29, and New Orleans began to flood due to levee breaches; later that day, Bush declared that a major disaster existed in Louisiana, officially authorizing FEMA to start using federal funds to assist in the recovery effort. On August 30, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff declared it "an incident of national significance",triggering the first use of the newly created National Response Plan.
Levees Breached: Who was responsible for Maintenance? Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, the Louisiana wetlands breaching levees and canals, and filled the bowl of New Orleans with water. When the levees breached over the lower 9th ward, many residents said it sounded like an explosion and many believe that was history repeating it from the 1927 bombing of the levees and from Hurricane Betsy in 1965. When one is asked who is responsible for the levees, two groups are considered responsible Orleans Levee Board and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) but most of the blame goes to USACE. But one thing is for sure whoever was/is responsible should know that the disaster of Hurricane Katrina has been 40 years
These tremendous storms bring great harm to buildings and property, therefore costing millions of dollars, and hurting the Florida economy. Though people cannot stop hurricanes from coming into Florida, they can definitely take precautions when they know one is coming near them. They are one of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters around. With all the hurricanes and other storms that have happened in the past, though, people can now take even better precautions when expecting one, because they know of what a hurricane is capable of doing to the things around them. The term hurricane derives from the Taino Indian word huracan, which means evil spirit.
Hurricane Katrina was caused because of a tropical depression with low pressure (Emmanuel). When Katrina occurred, wind shear in the gulf was low with high temperatures, which caused the rapid strengthening. Hurricane Katrina started off the coast of Africa, where warm waters in retrospect caused Katrina. Before hurricane Katrina occurred this type of storm was already predicted to hit the gulf coast and virtually destroy it (Standring). Ivor van Heerden a hurricane expert predicted Katrina and tried to warn government officials since 2001, that a storm of this magnitude would ultimately destroy the gulf coastline
The cracks multiple throughout the levee made it weak, these cracks made it easy to be failure in the levee. According to (''what went wrong'', 2007) there was noticed breaches in the levee on the Orleans Parish near to 17th street canal which result in leak in that levee. The speed of the winds was estimated by (''what went wrong'', 2007) and it was 111-130 MPH. The other caused and it was the most affect on the levee failure was the design of the levee. Even though the category of Katrina was not stronger than 3 category when it hit New Orleans, it caused the failure in the levee.
Reagan Revolution Through President Obama Gary Clark Strayer University March 17, 2012 HIS 105 Professor Reeves Identify at least two major historical turning points in the period under discussion. Two major historical turning points in the period under discussion would be Hurricane Katrina and the election of President Obama. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall.