Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina

  1. 1. Hurricane Katrina Mai Hanoon
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>This presentation is designed to inform others about the tragic event of Hurricane Katrina and the impact it had on the country as well as the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparations <ul><li>Two days before Katrina landed, President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>National Weather Service predicted New Orleans would have devastating damage </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million Gulf Coast residents were evacuated </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evacuation <ul><li>By August 29, 41 counties and 61 cities were issued evacuation orders </li></ul><ul><li>88 shelters were opened in coastal communities, including Louisiana Superdome which sheltered 26,00 people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Katrina lands <ul><li>Two days after Katrina formed, it landed in Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Within nine hours, the hurricane grew from a Category 3 to a Category 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum speeds reached 175 mph </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact <ul><li>53 levee breaches in New Orleans collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>80% of New Orleans was submerged </li></ul><ul><li>Damage cost was a total of $81.2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>1,836 deaths, 705 remain missing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Impact <ul><li>Katrina covered 90,000 miles (almost size of UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Left 3 million without electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Most destructive and costliest natural disaster in American history </li></ul>
  8. 8. Additional Impact <ul><li>Caused damage in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cuba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Louisiana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southeast United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Aftermath <ul><li>As of April 2006, $105 billion was spent on repairs and reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Damaged 30 oil platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1 million people redistributed – largest Diaspora in American history </li></ul>
  10. 12. Aftermath <ul><li>Looting and violence became an issue </li></ul><ul><li>Flood waters contained toxic chemicals and 6.5 million gallons of oil </li></ul>
  11. 13. The damage of Hurricane Katrina is still being recovered today.
  12. 14. THE END

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