Hurricane Katrina.docx - Fisher 1 | Amber Fisher Introduction To Geography Stephen Buckman March 11th 2017 Devastating Effects of Hurricane Katrina A

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Fisher 1 | Amber FisherIntroduction To GeographyStephen BuckmanMarch 11th, 2017Devastating Effects of Hurricane KatrinaA hurricane is defined as a tropical storm that can have winds up to 75 miles per hour or more. This occurs mostly in the Atlantic. Rain, lightening, and thunder can also occur during these particular storms. Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating hurricanes to this day. This hurricane hit the southern coast in August of 2005. Katrina began forming 200 miles from the Bahamas with winds of 40 miles per hour. By the time this hurricane made its way through Florida it was named a Category One hurricane. In Florida, it caused flooding and two confirmed deaths. The weather service seen weakening in this storm after hitting Florida and was called just a tropical storm. Once this storm hit water again, it regained its strength and dominated the Gulf of Mexico. This was no longer classified as a tropical storm but a Category Five hurricane with winds of 175 mph headed into Louisiana. New Orleans received the most damage and death rates from this hurricane. Levees had already been built to help the city with flooding. The mayor of New Orleans issued the city’s first evacuation order. “He also declared that the Superdome, a stadium located on relatively
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