Hurricane Katrin The Hurricane Essay

790 Words Sep 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Hurricane Katrina
This day of August 23, 2005 was one of the biggest disasters our country could have ever faced in out time. I will never forget that day. That day one simple tropical storm swept through the southern states of our country and killed hundreds of people. Even the day when many U.S. Citizens had to relocate and start life elsewhere. When families were separated and never seen again. The tropical storm that built enough strength to become a hurricane. This Hurricane was named "Katrina". Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named hurricane and one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. History. Over 1200 people died in the disaster from very aggressive flooding and strong winds make it the deadliest hurricane since 1928. Over a half million citizens of New Orleans became victims of Katrina. This hurricane packed winds of 174 mph, which put it at category 5 hurricanes. Once it ground, the winds dropped, which made it a category 4 hurricane. However, due to city being below Sea level, water from the Atlantic Ocean was forced into the city causing the levee system to break down as water rushed into the city uncontrollably. During my research, one of the articles I read stated, citizens of the city began to hear loud noises as if bombs were going off. Those very loud noises were the levees breaking. For many years, people thought that the levees were built improperly or they were broken purposely. In 1965 a…

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