Hurricane Katrina - Ayers1 Samantha Ayers ANTH 101 Brian Long March 7 2017 Katrina Impact and Devastation Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst

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Ayers1 Samantha Ayers ANTH 101 Brian Long March 7, 2017 Katrina Impact and Devastation Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst destructive hurricanes to ever strike the United States. Hurricane Katrina traveled aground across the southeastern part of Louisiana and the southern part of Mississippi in the early morning hours of August 29, 2005. Katrina made landfall as a category 4 storm according to the Saffir-Simpson scale. This scale system ranks hurricanes from one to five according to different factors including wind speed and the possible destructiveness it may create. A category four hurricane has wind speeds from 131-155 miles per hour and has the ability to create monstrous damage. Hurricane Katrina started out as a tropical depression west of the Bahamas and steadily appeared forceful as it traveled upward into the Gulf of Mexico. This tropical depression made landfall, as a category one hurricane, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida just 4 days before it hits Louisiana and Mississippi. Once hurricane Katrina crossed over Florida, it was reclassified as a tropical storm. Like all hurricanes, water keeps them
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