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b and D Some basic information…
Costliest natural disaster ($108 billion)
1 of 5 deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history
At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane
and in the subsequent floods
There were winds up to 175 mph
Category 5 hurricane Hurricane Katrina’s Path Katrina’s Journey
Hurricane Katrina developed initially as a tropical
depression in the southeastern Bahamas on August
This tropical depression strengthened into Tropical
Storm Katrina the next day.
It then moved slowly along a northwesterly then
westerly track through the Bahamas, increasing in
strength during this time.
strength Satellite Image of Katrina Katrina’s Journey Cont.
A few hours before landfall in south Florida at around 6.30
EDT on August 25th, Katrina strengthened to become a
category 1 hurricane.
On the morning of Sunday August 28th Katrina
continuinued to strengthen and move northwards towards
the gulf coast.
During the next 48 hours, Katrina reached maximum
windspeeds 170 mph, making it a category 5 hurricane.
windspeeds The Damage…
The damage Hurricane Katrina created was astronomical.
There were lives lost, injuries, floods, power outages, and
the oil industry suffered.
As we said before, the damage cost over $100 billion.
People’s lives are still not the same due to the damage
from Hurricane Katrina.
from Louisiana Highway Flooded Houses were left in shreds People are still rebuilding today Video of Katrina
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course AOS 101 taught by Professor Mark during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '08