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Unformatted text preview: Have no where to go 7 pm: HK Category 3, becoming 4 or 5- expanding rapidly, 12 ft waves Sunday- 12:40 am: HK becomes Category 5, just like Hurricane Pam scenario Mayor announces mandatory evacuation of city- never been done before-Too many people w/o vehicles/$, need refuge of last resort Superdome 10:11 am: Apocalyptic warning - homes will be uninhabitable, people/pets exposed will die, walls/roofs/windows will fail , etc Monday, August 29 th , 2005 4:00 am: storm surge of 14-17 ft towards coast, loss of electricity 6:10 am: 60 mi SE of New Orleans, storm surge up Funnel (Mississippi river) 10 am: 12ft above sea level- city is going underwater New Orleans- levees slowly sinking, in need of repair; largest system of dams/levees- streets normally 6 ft below sea level *Hurricanes draw power from warm (80 degree+) water- fuel...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENV 114 taught by Professor Cole during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.
- Spring '08