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Unformatted text preview: Midway through researching for her project, Hurricane Katrina hits. Without the buffer of the wetlands to protect New Orleans, the category 5 hurricane hit full force. The entire city was evacuated. During the hurricane, the levies broke and the city flooded. Hurricane Katrina ended up being the most costly natural disaster to hit the United States. The aftermath of Katrina was terrible. People were stranded for days without any help. At the end of the movie, the musicians went on tour to help raise awareness in hopes of reversing the effects of the erosion of the wetlands. They suggest one solution is to build floodgates, which would allow the river to flood and deposit the soil necessary to sustain the wetlands. With the wetlands rejuvenated, future hurricanes won’t have such a damaging effect on cities like New Orleans....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENV 114 taught by Professor Cole during the Summer '08 term at Northeastern.
- Summer '08