Hurricane Katrina

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  • Hurricane Cyclones: Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that normally occurs in the North Atlantic Ocean, North America and the North-eastern Pacific Ocean. These cyclones normally build up over parts of oceans with relatively warmer water. They derive their body from evaporating water from the ocean which condenses to form clouds and precipitate as rain when the moist air reaches saturation. The motion is imparted to the cyclones by the rotation of the earth. Tropical cyclones rotate anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere while the motion is opposite in the southern hemisphere. A number of hurricanes have hit the North American continent since the formal documentation of hurricanes began. But very few have struck as hard as Hurricane Katrina…

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  • The Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina was a huge part of American History. It caused a lot of people to be out of homes and work. The people affected by Katrina had to be dependent on the government for almost everything. Hurricane Katrina had many factors such as the hurricane itself, the federal government involvement and how they warned the people, and the aftermath of the hurricane Hurricane Katrina had a great impact to the places that it hit. Hurricane Katrina destroyed gulf coast cities and 150 miles of…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Preparedness

    In 2005 New Orleans’ preparedness was tested to the limits against a natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina was categorized as a 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which meant that it was an extreme hurricane but that was not the end of it. The aftermath of the hurricane was the worst, all of the citizens living in New Orleans believed the worst was over when the storm calmed down but the worst was yet to come. The response system to aid the survivors of Hurricane Katrina was very slow and we can thank…

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  • The Disasters Of Hurricane Katrina

    BEFORE THE STORM: On August 23, meteorologists examined hurricane Katrina on a radar and realized that a major storm was nearing. Quickly after finding this out, they informed many people in the gulf states about what was coming there way. New Orleans knew that they were at great risk for the most damage. Even though, some of the city rests above sea level, the normal elevation is six feet below sea level. Plus, to add to the lists of downfalls, New Orleans is almost fully locked in by…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Reaction

    Hurricane Katrina was both completely expected, and wholly unprepared for. The National Hurricane Center 's mathematical models predicted that the storm wouldn 't hit New Orleans at all. At the time Hurricane Katrina was building, there was a front moving across the United States, and was expected to hit Hurricane Katrina, and the storm would rebound it across the Florida peninsula, right around Orlando and Lake Buena Vista. All of the models available for modeling the storm predicted this…

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  • Federalism In Hurricane Katrina

    In the reflections of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the unsteady response associated with dealing with the historic disaster that his New Orleans gives way to thorough discussion the levels of responsibilities and role of the federal, state, and local authorities in times of disaster and emergency response to such disasters like Katrina. Under the systems or practice where more power is pushed to the federal government to spearhead and to always play the lead role is not a good idea and…

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  • The Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

    With so much loss associated with Hurricane Katrina, the events leading up to the devastation should have allowed the city of New Orleans to be better prepared to undergo a category five storm. What caused the destruction, wind or water? What came first, the wind or the water? On August 29, 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana was caught in the eye of the unforgettable Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of innocent lives were lost, along with homes and businesses as a result of the rushing flood waters.…

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  • The Transformation Of Hurricane Katrina

    "The water 's rising pretty fast. I got a hammer and an ax and a crowbar, but I 'm holding off on breaking through the roof until the last minute. Tell someone to come get me please. I want to live," said Chris Robinson during the duration of Hurricane Katrina. The horrendous and catastrophic Hurricane Katrina changed Americans view about how the government is able to respond to emergency situations. With the help of many emergency crew and organizations, New Orleans was able to slowly…

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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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  • Racism And Hurricane Katrina

    many menacing situations that numerous innocent African Americans experienced during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, stories like these were almost never covered by journalists and therefore the world would not find out about this, not until years or so after the storm. Instead, what journalists covered during Hurricane Katrina were stories or reports that targeted African Americans, and this angered the African American community because these stories…

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