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  • Social Conflict In Hurricane Katrina

    As “the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history,” Hurricane Katrina wracked New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast region during and after 2005 and is virtually without parallel in recent U.S. history. The tremendous storm surge after the hurricane paralyzed the city of New Orleans because not only the city’s natural geographic features made it vulnerable to flooding, but also the built protective system failed and worsened the impact of flooding. The flooding ensued after Katrina exposed many persisting governmental management problems, which along with New Orleans’ long existed poverty, gender disparity, and racial equity, all played vital roles turning this natural hazard into a devastating disaster. While the hurricane, storm surge, and flooding were inevitable physical events that human have little power over, the tragedy behind Hurricane Katrina were socially created by different means of social discrimination that should be recognized and banished, but ignored instead. The…

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  • Growth Of Hurricane Katrina

    On August 29th 2005, the third strongest hurricane recorded in US history struck land fall. This hurricane was called Katrina, as scientist had been tracking its progression ever since it reached a category 5 in the Gulf of Mexico, the first to do so in over 25 years (Hurricanes: Science and Society). Hurricane Katrina did not just form randomly, multiple physical factors led to the growth of Katrina and the reason for it becoming so large. Hurricane Katrina began forming on August 23, as a…

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  • The Causes Of Weather Disasters: Hurricane Katrina

    Weather Disasters Bryce Tretter Earth Science: FALL16-A-8-GEO101-2 Sunday, August 21, 2016 Hurricanes and tornadoes have been occurring time to time causing massive havoc and destruction of property along their path. In this paper we are going to talk about one hurricane that occurred recently and caused a lot of damage, hurricane KATRINA. Hurricane Katrina was the third deadliest hurricane of all time to have ever hit the United States of America. The hurricane Katrina originated…

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  • The Causes And Effects Of Hurricane Katrina

    August 29, 2005 was a tragic day for the residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. It was a day that would change their lives. On August 25, Hurricane Katrina hit land in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 40 mph. On August 28, in the Gulf of Mexico, Katrina became a Category 5 with winds of 175 mph. At 6:10 on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana. When it finally reached Louisiana on August 29, it had weakened to a Category 3 with…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Drug Trafficking

    1. Define what you are protecting You are protecting the citizens of America against drugs coming across our southern border (carried in via vehicles and people walking and excluding aircraft). Drug trafficking is a worldwide unlawful exchange including the development, produce, circulation and offer of substances which are liable to medication denial laws such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and others. The common of illegal drugs comes from southern border into United States, the…

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  • Swot Analysis Of The Gulf Oil Spill

    black crude, and the hundreds of thousands of fish and other aquatic life floating above a decimated ecosystem, dead. Soon after these images were made public on every news outlet of the time, the PR machine at one of the largest fossil fuel companies went to work. With spin and confuse tactics, paying off “everyday folks” to say they stood by British Petroleum and appreciated so much that they were there to help. The year was 2010, an oil rig drilling roughly 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Hurricane Katrina

    encounter and unlike any other storm that has yet to come. Before the storm, I had moved homes about five times in my eight years of life and this move was no different from the rest. My mom, my stepdad Jamie, and my brother Rawleigh all packed our things to move from Lockport, Louisiana, to Boutte, Louisiana, which is thirty-seven minutes from the great city of New Orleans. My mom was six months pregnant with my little sister and I was just starting the third grade. I cannot remember a lot…

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  • A Trip To The Sterling Surgical Hospital By Shannon Risher

    She said, “The hurricane took up the whole Gulf of Mexico.” When the bands of Hurricane Katrina hit, all the windows in the hospital shattered. She stared to get a little nervous. Shannon said, “The boss of my department asked all the employees and patients to go upstairs in the hospital.” Once she made it upstairs she was about to relax some. Monday morning when she got up, around 10 in the morning, the mist of Hurricane Katrina had already pasted through. Shannon went to look out the…

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  • Case Study: BP And Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

    Case Study: BP and Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Presented by: Valerie Reese Case Summary: On April 20, 2010, a British Petroleum (BP) oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. Eleven people were killed and 17 more were injured (Barnard 413,421). The explosion caused a huge amount of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Before the explosion, BP had been known as a safe and environmentally friendly company. BP had been awarded several awards and received…

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  • Contrass And Compare And Differences Of Hurricane Andrew

    Hurricane Andrew: Compare & Contrast Hurricane Andrew was no doubt, the most devastating natural disaster to hit Florida of its time back in August 24, 1992. “Blown away” by Thomas Vonier and “Blow-out” by Brad German & David A. Jones, both articles are based on Hurricane Andrew. The two articles dwells on how Florida and its people were affected by this natural disaster furthermore, they both discuss the cost in damages, and what all it took to recover and rebuild. These authors both shared…

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