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Running head: WEATHER DISASTERS1Weather DisastersBardiya DeyhimfarGEO 101C – Earth Science with LabColorado State University – Global Campus ProfessorClifford BlizardJanuary 25, 2020
WEATHER DISASTERS2Weather DisastersWeather disasters are costing nations millions of dollars every year. They have played major roles in the earth’s history and can affect humans, animals, and plants' life. Tornadoes and hurricanes are some of the most damaging weather disasters. The United States (U.S) has dealt with many of these weather disasters. The most damaging one was Hurricane Katrina that cost the U.S millions of dollars in the evacuation, rescue missions and rebuilding costs.The KatrinaIn August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The Hurricane itself was the result of the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of the tropical depression. Just after 24 hours of Katrina’s arrival, 80% of the city was under the water and more than 300,000 homes were completely destroyed (Gallagher and Hartley, 2017). The New Orleans levee was built by