“The famous New Orleans city and surrounding areas were hit worst, as much of it sits some 6 feet below sea level. City defenses, such as levees, only designed for category 3 type hurricanes, gave way, leading to enormous flooding and associated damage, death and displacement of around 100,000 people who either chose to say the course, or could not afford to flee” (Shah, 2005). On that
Even though New Orleans was once devastated, major developments to the failed system of levees have been made. When Hurricane Katrina dealt New Orleans a punishing blow with its ferocity, the lives of the people living there permanently changed. The inhabitants which was composed of men, women, children and elderly citizens many of which were 85 years of age or older desperately clung to life and the need to survive. ("The Case of Hurricane Katrina", n.d.). As Katrina lashed the coast of New Orleans, the gusts of wind increased and the waves began to erode the only sense of security this, below sea level, city ever had against the many miles of water systems surrounding it.
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 Axial College Material Week Six COM/150 EFFECTIVE ESSAY WRITING Week 6 The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans have been long-lasting and a disaster for all families in the state of Louisiana. “Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years.” It is the third most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the United States. The duration of the storm was from August 23 through August 31, 2005. The storm had a short period of time but its damages were so tragic that left long term damages. 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.
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.
A lot of houses, buildings, cars and other vehicles will be ruined and people can be killed. When a hurricane is done, it rains very hard. Some hurricanes may cause floods or landslides depending on how much water falls. Hurricane Sandy has been one of the most recent hurricanes that have hit the US in the past 15 years. Hurricane Sandy destroyed millions of homes, brought a bunch of sand onto the roads, and killed 209 people.
Hurricanes in Florida Hurricanes are one of the biggest threats to Floridians throughout the months of June to November every year. Perhaps they are the most devastating natural disaster affecting the Earth today. They are capable of completely demolishing vast areas, causing trauma in neighborhoods and towns, and even killing people and animals. They also cause damage to the environment and the economy. These tremendous storms bring great harm to buildings and property, therefore costing millions of dollars, and hurting the Florida economy.
The mega hurricane displaced millions and killed over 1,800 people. The irony of the hurricane come from the impact it had on New Orleans. The preparation for the hurricane in New Orleans was inadequate, people were not ordered to evacuate until less than a day before hurricane Katrina made landfall which lead to numerous