The After Math of Hurricane Katrina By Gloria Gill
Hurricane Katrina Facts <ul><li>Formed:  August 23, 2005  </li></ul><ul><li>Dissipated:  August 31, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li...
Hurricane Katrina Facts <ul><li>Fatalities:  ≥1,605 </li></ul><ul><li>Areas affected:  Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louis...
Map Of New Orleans, LA
This is what remains of the Levee now
April 10- April 13 2006
Every House is Spray Painted
Doors and window have been boarded up to try to prevent looters from having access
Vines have grown on this water saturated home
Musicians Village
Neighborhoods are empty <ul><li>Many areas feel like eerie ghost towns </li></ul>
Abandoned Beauty Shop <ul><li>Many business and house owners have abandoned  </li></ul><ul><li>their life’s work </li></ul>
9 th  Ward <ul><li>Many Houses in the 9 th  Ward were  </li></ul><ul><li>leveled such as these </li></ul>
9 th  Ward <ul><li>Houses were completely moved off of their foundations and moved into the street. </li></ul>
Non-Governmental Response <ul><li>The American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army  </li></ul><ul><li>Common Ground...
Who Has Been Rebuilding New Orleans? <ul><li>High School Groups </li></ul><ul><li>National Collegiate Challenge </li></ul>...
Habitat For Humanity <ul><li>When Habitat for Humanity come to rebuild an area the crime rate goes down because it instill...
Americorps Relief Operations <ul><li>Americorps sent several crews to Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana in response to  Hur...
Effects of New Orleans <ul><li>Economic effects:  As of April 2006, the Bush Administration has sought $105 Billion for re...
Criticisms of  US Government <ul><li>Build levies not war </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed response to Flooding </li></ul><ul><li...
Issues relating to the local and state government's response <ul><li>Whether the mayor's evacuation plan was correctly exe...
Issues relating to the federal government's response  <ul><li>Whether factors of  race and class in the United States have...
Misconceptions about New Orleans <ul><li>That It is a Dirty Filthy town </li></ul><ul><li>That all of New Orleans is like ...
New Orleans is an important Historic, and Culture rich town <ul><li>LA is home to marsh lands rich in biological activity ...
BAYOU LA Nature Conserve
Why are we not educated about the Destruction in New Orleans <ul><li>Due to the Misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>People do...
What is Adgenda 21? <ul><li>Agenda 21 was produced as a result of the Earth Summit: it represents the consensus reached by...
Sustainable Development  <ul><li>Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations t...
Themes of Agenda 21 <ul><li>Combating Poverty:  is caused by hunger, illiteracy, inadequate medical care, unemployment and...
Themes of Agenda 21 continued <ul><li>The role of Women: Governments are urged to give females equal access to education, ...
Something very important happened after Agenda 21 <ul><li>As a result of this series of summits and conferences:  </li></u...
The US must take this to Heart <ul><li>It is crucial to maintain the momentum of the Agenda 21  and implement the agreemen...
Education <ul><li>Awareness, Attitudes, Values </li></ul><ul><li>Access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Means of implemen...
Further more… <ul><li>People out side of the LA also need to be educated about the devastation the LA faced.  </li></ul><u...
What you can do to help <ul><li>Join a group previously mentioned to physically travel there and help the rebuild </li></u...
My Experience <ul><li>Was life changing </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures can not capture the sadness  </li></ul><ul><li>Made me ...
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  1. 1. The After Math of Hurricane Katrina By Gloria Gill
  2. 2. Hurricane Katrina Facts <ul><li>Formed: August 23, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Dissipated: August 31, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Highest winds: 175 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest pressure: 902 mbar </li></ul><ul><li>Damages: $75 billion. Costliest Atlantic Hurricane in </li></ul><ul><li>history </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hurricane Katrina Facts <ul><li>Fatalities: ≥1,605 </li></ul><ul><li>Areas affected: Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of Eastern North Gulf </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season </li></ul><ul><li>Category 5 Hurricane </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map Of New Orleans, LA
  5. 5. This is what remains of the Levee now
  6. 6. April 10- April 13 2006
  7. 7. Every House is Spray Painted
  8. 8. Doors and window have been boarded up to try to prevent looters from having access
  9. 9. Vines have grown on this water saturated home
  10. 10. Musicians Village
  11. 11. Neighborhoods are empty <ul><li>Many areas feel like eerie ghost towns </li></ul>
  12. 12. Abandoned Beauty Shop <ul><li>Many business and house owners have abandoned </li></ul><ul><li>their life’s work </li></ul>
  13. 13. 9 th Ward <ul><li>Many Houses in the 9 th Ward were </li></ul><ul><li>leveled such as these </li></ul>
  14. 14. 9 th Ward <ul><li>Houses were completely moved off of their foundations and moved into the street. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Non-Governmental Response <ul><li>The American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>Common Ground Collective </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Communities </li></ul><ul><li>They provided housing, food, and water to the victims of the storm. </li></ul><ul><li>These organizations provided an infrastructure for shelters throughout Louisiana and other states that held thousands of refugees. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who Has Been Rebuilding New Orleans? <ul><li>High School Groups </li></ul><ul><li>National Collegiate Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Church Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Americorps </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat for Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Employees from various corporations </li></ul>
  17. 17. Habitat For Humanity <ul><li>When Habitat for Humanity come to rebuild an area the crime rate goes down because it instills pride within the community </li></ul><ul><li>They do not rebuild dilapidated houses </li></ul><ul><li>The build from the ground up on undeveloped land </li></ul>
  18. 18. Americorps Relief Operations <ul><li>Americorps sent several crews to Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. </li></ul><ul><li>The crews originated from two main organizations, the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) </li></ul><ul><li>The crews performed a number of relief tasks for hurricane survivors, including support on the FEMA, Carnival Cruise line shelter ship, tarping damaged roofs, and debris removal. </li></ul><ul><li>As of April 2006, AmeriCorps reported that it would continue to send relief to affected areas </li></ul>
  19. 19. Effects of New Orleans <ul><li>Economic effects: As of April 2006, the Bush Administration has sought $105 Billion for repairs and reconstruction in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Evacuee displacement </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Looting and Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul>
  20. 20. Criticisms of US Government <ul><li>Build levies not war </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed response to Flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>residents who remained in New Orleans went without water food or shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths of several citizens of thirst, exhaustion, and violence days after the storm itself had passed </li></ul>
  21. 21. Issues relating to the local and state government's response <ul><li>Whether the mayor's evacuation plan was correctly executed. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the mandatory evacuation notice was given in a timely manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the evacuation should have been mandatory at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the significant walk-off of the New Orleans police force diminished the city's ability to keep order. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the necessary provisions were made ahead of time for housing evacuees at the city's shelters of last resort, including food and water. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Issues relating to the federal government's response <ul><li>Whether factors of race and class in the United States have caused those most in need to be treated unequally in a time of crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether preferential treatment was given to Americans or language barriers influenced evacuation. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the War in Iraq has diverted personnel, equipment, and other resources that would otherwise be available to assist in the crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether local, state and national officials have responded quickly enough, and with sufficient resources to address the crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether government 'placed pride over lives' when they declined the immediate offers of assistance from the international community </li></ul>
  23. 23. Misconceptions about New Orleans <ul><li>That It is a Dirty Filthy town </li></ul><ul><li>That all of New Orleans is like Bourbon Street (Red Light District) </li></ul><ul><li>Most residents have not even been there nor do they take pride in that area </li></ul><ul><li>It is similar to saying that all NYC is like parts of 42 nd street. It doesn’t even make sense </li></ul>
  24. 24. New Orleans is an important Historic, and Culture rich town <ul><li>LA is home to marsh lands rich in biological activity </li></ul><ul><li>Music, art and food culture have been establish in New Orleans </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place of Jazz </li></ul>
  25. 25. BAYOU LA Nature Conserve
  26. 26. Why are we not educated about the Destruction in New Orleans <ul><li>Due to the Misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>People do not care because they are ignorant to the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Pride do to racism and the subordination of Women </li></ul><ul><li>We have failed to apply the Principles of Agenda 21 </li></ul>
  27. 27. What is Adgenda 21? <ul><li>Agenda 21 was produced as a result of the Earth Summit: it represents the consensus reached by 178 States on how we can secure OUR future. </li></ul><ul><li>A guide for individuals, businesses and governments in making choices for development that helps society and the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>A blueprint for global partnership aiming at a high quality environment and a healthy economy for all peoples of the planet </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sustainable Development <ul><li>Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda 21 addresses the critical issues we face as a global community: continuing damage to ecosystems, the worsening of poverty, hunger and ill health, increasing world population and illiteracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda 21 identifies each challenge and proposes simple realistic solutions towards sustainable development </li></ul>
  29. 29. Themes of Agenda 21 <ul><li>Combating Poverty: is caused by hunger, illiteracy, inadequate medical care, unemployment and population pressures. The poor need access to basic education and health care, safe water and sanitation, and to resources, especially land. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Themes of Agenda 21 continued <ul><li>The role of Women: Governments are urged to give females equal access to education, to make health-care systems responsive to women's needs and to bring women into full participation in social, cultural and public life. </li></ul><ul><li>Governments are urged to combat abuse of the rights of youth, especially females in certain cultures, and to ensure that all children have access to education. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Something very important happened after Agenda 21 <ul><li>As a result of this series of summits and conferences: </li></ul><ul><li>People are realizing that for sustainable development in the community they have to look past the obvious things in the environment and pay more attention to social and cultural issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The need to allow women to play a full part is emerging as something vital. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The US must take this to Heart <ul><li>It is crucial to maintain the momentum of the Agenda 21 and implement the agreements that were reached. This requires not only the leadership and funding of our government but also the vision, cooperation and work of every citizen. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Education <ul><li>Awareness, Attitudes, Values </li></ul><ul><li>Access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Means of implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and sharing of success </li></ul><ul><li>Continuance of goal setting </li></ul><ul><li>The real solution here is education. </li></ul><ul><li>Better Schools = Better Education=Develops Values and Leadership = Pride in the community </li></ul>
  34. 34. Further more… <ul><li>People out side of the LA also need to be educated about the devastation the LA faced. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many things that we can do to help… </li></ul><ul><li>AND THEY STILL NEED A LOT OF HELP </li></ul>
  35. 35. What you can do to help <ul><li>Join a group previously mentioned to physically travel there and help the rebuild </li></ul><ul><li>Start a fundraiser or donate to an existing fundraiser to help support efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness about the devastation and our ability to help </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your family and friends to not be racist and to hold women in high regard </li></ul>
  36. 36. My Experience <ul><li>Was life changing </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures can not capture the sadness </li></ul><ul><li>Made me appreciate literally the roof over my head </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired me to seriously consider dedicating a year or more of my life to volunteer efforts </li></ul>

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