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invasive species adrift into new environments.” (Thompson, 2015) Habitat changes caused by the storm had positive and negative repercussions. While strong winds and flood waters destroyed some of the wetlands, the storm also brought in silt and sediment that provided those areas with nutrients. While Hurricane Katrina did cause a lot of damage and destruction, it led to improvements in the New Orleans levee system and evacuation plans. The unpredicted power of the storm gave light to the warming of the oceans and changing climate. Berube, Alan, and Natalie Holmes. “Concentrated Poverty in New Orleans 10 Years after Katrina.” Brookings.edu, The Brookings Institution, 29 July 2016, rina/. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Hurricane Katrina.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 16 Aug. 2018, . Thompson, Helen. “How Hurricane Katrina Redrew the Gulf Coast.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 28 Aug. 2015, Impacts.” Hurricanes: Science and Society: Home,