Hurricane Katrina Webquest Report


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Hurricane Katrina Webquest Report

  1. 1. Hurricane Katrina Report <ul><li>Produced By: </li></ul><ul><li>Britney Washington </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>ZaRia Washington </li></ul>
  2. 2. Za'Ria's Opinion <ul><li>Za'Ria's Opinion About Hurricane Katrina </li></ul>
  3. 3. Britney's Opinion <ul><li>Britney's Opinion About Hurricane Katrina </li></ul>
  4. 4. Initial Information on Hurricane Katrina <ul><li>Symbolic and Practical Interpretations Article </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 120,000 New Orleans residence lacked cars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80 Percent of the inner city was flooded </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1836 individuals were killed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Almost ½ of the individuals killed were 75 or older </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Social Affects <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>204,700 housing units were affected by Hurricane Katrina according to FEMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>220,000 jobs were lost according to Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 Public Schools were damaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>72,479 students displaced from the state of Louisiana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 200 billion dollars worth of damage was done by Hurricane Katrina </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Analysis of Social Affects <ul><li>Many individuals who have lost their homes are having trouble getting their houses rebuilt due to lack of insurance/insurance not providing coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Many individuals had to move to other states with family and friends because they had no where to go </li></ul><ul><li>Many individuals lost personal affects that they will never be able to salvage due to the destruction of their property </li></ul>
  7. 7. Analysis of Social Affects <ul><li>As far as jobs, many individuals automatically lost their jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the individuals were very poor so losing a job in New Orleans affected the families greatly. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals that had to leave New Orleans may have gone to areas that may have high unemployment rates. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Analysis of Social Affects <ul><li>Older individuals appeared to be the most disadvantaged during Hurricane Katrina, more than likely due to their inability to move quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Older individuals made up nearly half of the perished individuals, which affected families who were in the care of their grandparents. </li></ul><ul><li>Older individuals failed to get medical assistance in a timely fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Some individuals feel that ageism played a role. The final analysis was that better plans of action should have been taken to assist them during the disaster. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mental Affects <ul><li>Many African-Americans feel that the government failed them. </li></ul><ul><li>African-Americans no longer trust the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Many New Orleans residents feel that the government has ignored the poverty in New Orleans for a long time and that the hurricane allowed the world to see what America had ignored. </li></ul><ul><li>Some individuals feel that if the government had fixed the levees,the flooding would not have occurred. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emotional Affects <ul><li>Many individuals were very traumatized from Hurricane Katrina. </li></ul><ul><li>Many didn't expect that the hurricane would be so destructive. </li></ul><ul><li>Some police officers couldn't be located during the aftermath. </li></ul><ul><li>Some police officers committed suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>Many families lost their loved ones and are still in the processing of healing. </li></ul><ul><li>Many individuals can't believe a place of great tourism, food, music, and culture is now an abandoned city that has lost its inhabitants. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Emotional Affects <ul><li>Many individuals felt that because they were poor and African-American that the government did not respond in a timely fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>It appeared that some areas of support were neglected such as providing food, sanitation, water,transportation, etc to the residents. </li></ul><ul><li>It appears to many that the government would rather assist other countries who have natural disasters than to help African-Americans. </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Affects <ul><li>Institutionalized racism may have been the reason behind the maintenance of the levee. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the flooding occurred in the 9 th Ward and that was the location of the most poor individuals in New Orleans. </li></ul><ul><li>Still evident that racism is still rooted in America, even if there is a Black American President. </li></ul><ul><li>There has been an increase in crime in New Orleans due to the lack of resources/scarcity. </li></ul><ul><li>There are still areas of New Orleans that are still damaged, no reconstruction, and individuals have abandoned their property. </li></ul>
  13. 13. View of Government <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina is just an example of the domestic division in class and race in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>It appears that political factors affected the individuals in the 9 th Ward due to budget cuts for the levee maintenance. </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences. (2009, October 28). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic and Practical Interpretations of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster in New Orleans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By David Alexander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Evacuation of Older People: The Case of Hurricane Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Bill Bytheway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worst Case Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Lee Clarke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Geography of Social Vulnerability: Race, Class, and Catastrophe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Susan Cutter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Imperfect Storm: Narratives of Calamity in a Liberal-Technocratic Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Alex de Waal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing and Not Seeing: Complicity in Surprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Virginia R. Dominguez </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Havidán Rodríguez; Russell Dynes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and Girls Last?: Averting the Second Post-Katrina Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Elaine Enarson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Toxic Gumbo: Recipe for a Politics of Environmental Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Scott Frickel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katrina’s Political Roots and Divisions: Race, Class, and Federalism in American Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Dara Strolovitch; Dorian Warren; Paul Frymer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaving New Orleans: Social Stratification, Networks, and Hurricane Evacuation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Elizabeth Fussell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What Katrina Teaches about the Meaning of Racism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Nils Gilman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cities Under Siege: Katrina and the Politics of Metropolitan America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Stephen Graham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridges Over Troubled Waters: What are the Optimal Networks for Katrina’s Victims? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Jeanne S. Hurlbert, John J. Beggs, and Valerie A. Haines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Un/natural Disasters, Here and There </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Stephen Jackson </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Political Floodwaters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By James M. Jasper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Criminalization of New Orleanians in Katrina’s Wake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Sarah Kaufman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Orleans: The Public Sphere of the Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Monika Krause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Disaster to Catastrophe: The Limits of Preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Andrew Lakoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions About Power: Lessons from the Louisiana Hurricane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Stephen Lukes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering knowledge: A modest proposal for a broader social science research agenda in the wake of Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By James K. Mitchell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Death on the Roof: Race and Bureaucratic Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Harvey Molotch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurricanes, Poverty, and Vulnerability: An Historical Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Matthew Mulcahy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disasters and Forced Migration in the 21st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Anthony Oliver-Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Organizations: the Case of FEMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Charles Perrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catastrophes are Different from Disasters: Some Implications for Crisis Planning and Managing Drawn from Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By E.L. Quarantelli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Cities, Two Evacuations: Some Thoughts on Moving People Out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Joseph Scanlon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Neil Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather Media and Homeland Security: Selling Preparedness in a Volatile World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Marita Sturken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toxic Soup Redux: Why Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Matter after Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Julie Sze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Red Pill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Kathleen Tierney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvising Disaster in the City of Jazz: Organizational Response to Hurricane Katrina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Tricia Wachtendorf; James M. Kendra </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. References Pictures <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina- </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane flooding- </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane Katrina - </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Crying - </li></ul><ul><li>Man in the Water- </li></ul><ul><li>Bush Hurricane - </li></ul><ul><li>Water Still Rising - </li></ul>