The Possible Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

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Some natural disasters overwhelm the management capabilities of authorities, agencies, individuals, businesses, and of many others. When such incidents strike, they cause several casualties among humans and or indescribable damages to properties, and worse, some of the destructions they engender can never be repaired. After the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 which was a human-caused disaster, Hurricane Katrina inflicted in 2005 human losses, damages to goods and properties, and other destructions that were not expected at all. The severity of the event required its calling of a mega disaster by specialists and non-specialists. The description of the event, the backfire or absence of mitigation actions, the lessons learned from the event, …show more content…
The next day, its intensity rose to a category 5 hurricane according to Saffir-Simpson scale reported Mazzeno (2015). It headed to the Gulf of Mexico the same day, and made a landfall on New Orleans many days after but precisely on August 29, 2005. Although it was downgraded category 3 hurricane before hitting New Orleans, it inflicted many hundred of casualties and inestimable damages to properties and goods in the city. The magnitude of the damages brought the appellation of one of the deadliest, but the costliest catastrophe in the United States (US) History wrote many specialists among which are Mazzeno and Russell (2015). For memory, the human losses accounted for more than 1,800 people; the destructions’ costs were estimated at $125 billion, more than 1, 5 million people were evacuated, and nearly 80% of the city was flooded for many long days according to Russell (2015). A look on some images of the event takes me to pass out a …show more content…
Both events showed the importance of mitigation actions, preparedness to response, and the implementation of incident management systems. They also showed that the magnitude of a disaster whether it is a man made or natural can be unimaginable with the worst consequences for humans, goods, properties and the environment. The Hurricane Katrina effects led to its calling as a mega disaster or the costliest natural disaster in American history. In disaster prone areas like in New Orleans, emergency managers can be successful by checking and correcting all mitigation

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