Hurricane Katrina Thesis

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Intro: Hurricane Katrina is an important event in history because it was a devastating hurricane that, damaged parts of the United States, the Federal government were unprepared, what has FEMA Changed to be more prepared? What happened after Hurricane Katrina hit?
Thesis: Hurricane katrina caused damages to the united states and the United states was affected by the impact of the storm.
History:
Hurricane Katrina a devastating storm also known as a tropical depression that hit the Gulf Coast caused many destruction. Katrina was formed around 200 miles southeast of the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, as a tropical depression, according to the NOAA. A band of storm clouds began to wrap around the north side of the storm 's circulation center around
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The Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act offered grants to help cities revise evacuation plans, includes resources for better communication with non-English speaking people, people with disabilities and recognizes the evacuation needs of people with pets. The act also increases funding for search and rescue. It requires the establishment of a family registry within six months after a storm. New Orleans has a new way to communicate to and give evacuation and alert information and inform citizens and prepare for hurricanes which is NolaReady which is an email and text message system which citizens have signed up for. The region is still recovering from Katrina, New Buildings are still being built. The New Orleans metro area 's population had dropped dramatically, from 1.386 million in 2005 to 1.04 million in 2006. The number of housing units and business establishments has also fallen and by 2014 still has not returned to pre-2005 …show more content…
The Hurricane killed a total of 1,833 people fatalities: Alabama 2, Florida 14, Georgia 2, Louisiana 1,577, and Mississippi 238 and affected some 90,000 square miles of the United States. You can see that Louisiana was affected the most by the hurricane because they had the most damages and fatalities. The Hurricane was the most destructive storm to strike the United States and the costliest storm in U.S. history, Katrina caused $81 billion in property damages, but it is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may exceed $150 billion, making Katrina one of the most destructive storm in terms of economic losses for the United States. It did not kill as many people unlike in storms such as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which killed as many as 6,000-12,000 people, and destruction of coastal Galveston. Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures resulted in the deaths of at least 986 Louisiana residents. The major causes of death included drowning 40%, injury 25%, and heart conditions 11%. The storm caused more than a million people displaced from their homes and 600,000 households were still displaced a month

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