Odetola Emmanuel Odetola Professor Hudson WRC 1013.003 25 March 2019 Hurricane Katrina On August 5, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck. It was a Typhoon tornado that was hit by the Gulf of America and caused catastrophic destruction of the East Texas train station in Florida. The hurricane was caused by a storm in the 2005 Atlantic storm. The natural disaster reported be- ing the fourth strongest typhoon in the United States. In comparison to the 1935 storm of Labor Day, Camille Tornado, and the Black storm in 2018, Hurricane Katrina caused more damage to more than 1 million homes and businesses in the United States. Hurricane Katrina first hit the gulf coast in 1996, is the largest hurricane to hit North America since its inception. The most de- struction occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana causing most costly annihilation to the whole area. This was a major disaster for all Americans, especially for those who were living in the area. It affected about twenty percent of the New Orleans population, including many people who had lived there for years. According to recent data, the storm, unfortunately, caused more than one thousand and five hundred deaths and injured over one hundred thousand residents in New Or- leans. The damage was so severe that it destroyed many homes, businesses, and hospitals across the whole city. With a recovery period of almost two weeks for everyone to try and get off the flooded city, people patiently waited and tried to receive shelter. The government's budget was low and despite their efforts to pay for transportation or food supplies, people strived to find some resources using the Internet and other resources. Many buildings collapsed due to flooding; flooded-prone areas were nearly gone. Furthermore, most of the water supply was infected with
Last Name 2 bacteria and sewage. Low water supply left many residents to fend for themselves and figure out another alternative to receive reliable resources. The roads made it impossible for people to move around because there were no roads, and little to no way of transportation for people. Massive
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 5 pages?
- Spring '17
- Tropical cyclone