Informative Essay On Hurricane Katrina

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Ryan Rosier Mrs. Ball English 9 February 27, 2014 Hurricane Katrina As Hurricane Katrina struck land in New Orleans people who didn’t leave the city were staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. Only Katrina’s gun was loaded with 140 mph gale force winds and crushing flood waters. The effects of the hurricane’s wrath were devastating enough to cause 75 billion dollars in damage. (Hurricane Katrina) Raging through while demolishing buildings, leveling entire suburbs, and taking thousands of lives was what this storm was hell bent on accomplishing. For those who didn’t leave the city, whether they couldn’t afford the costs, seeked the thrill of the storm, or just simply didn’t wanna leave on the opened interstates, (Beller) the storm…show more content…
Acting on lessons learned, the city now has a better system of levees and a improved disaster preparedness plan. Many homes have been rebuilt or repaired and businesses have reopened in the area. Home values are now up around the $16 billion dollar mark. Tourism is now once again a thriving industry for major events like the well-known Mardi Gras (Verghese) Hurricane Katrina took many innocent people’s lives along with the lives of thousands of pets. She caused billions upon billions of dollars in damage. The city’s lack of preparedness was as large of a culprit as the hurricane itself. If another hurricane strikes, the city will now be more ready. Katrina will definitely go down in the hall of fame for worst storms ever to hit this Earth. Works Cited Bellar, Ashley. Personal interview. 4 Feb 2014 Brinkmann, Emile and Wade Ragas. “An Estimate to the Cost of Hurricane Katrina.” Mortgage Bankers. 2006. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. “Hurricane Katrina” History Channel. 2009. Web. 18 Feb 2012. “Katrina’s Impact.” Charity Navigator. org n.d. Web. 20 Feb 2012. Parker, Laura and Manning, Anita. “Trapped New Orleans Pets Still Being Rescued” Ed. Brenda Owens. St. Paul: EMC Publishing, 2011. 287-291. Print. Verghese, Abraham. “Close Encounter of the Human Kind.” Ed. Brenda Owens. St. Paul: EMC Publishing, 2011. 292-294.

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