Hurricane Katrina By: Gary Hovsepian
What was it? <ul><li>It was a Category 5 hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled across the United States leaving complete de...
What was happening? <ul><li>Started 175 miles east of Nassau as tropical depression as of August 23, 2005 </li></ul><ul><l...
Damage <ul><li>The economic lost generated by hurricane Katrina was estimated at an amount of $150 billion dollars </li></...
Damage cont. <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina had caused oil spills, industrial wastes, household sewage, etc. had damaged the he...
Path <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina’s path and wind speed as it changed speed.  </li></ul>
Sources <ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanekatrina.com </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>cs.gmu.edu </...
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Hurricane Katrina

  1. 1. Hurricane Katrina By: Gary Hovsepian
  2. 2. What was it? <ul><li>It was a Category 5 hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled across the United States leaving complete destruction in the path it created from August 25-31, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Caused major flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of lives were lost </li></ul>
  3. 3. What was happening? <ul><li>Started 175 miles east of Nassau as tropical depression as of August 23, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Each day Katrina gained more strength </li></ul><ul><li>A hurricane watch was issued at 1700 EDT </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours later it became a hurricane warning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Damage <ul><li>The economic lost generated by hurricane Katrina was estimated at an amount of $150 billion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Death count is unknown but can be estimated between the hundreds and the thousands. </li></ul><ul><li>150,000 people left poor living in New Orleans when the levees failed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Damage cont. <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina had caused oil spills, industrial wastes, household sewage, etc. had damaged the health of people, animals, and plants </li></ul><ul><li>This also polluted groundwater reserves which was a vital source for drinking water </li></ul>
  6. 6. Path <ul><li>Hurricane Katrina’s path and wind speed as it changed speed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources <ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanekatrina.com </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><li>cs.gmu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/reports/tech-report-200501z.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.homelandsecurity.org/newjournal/Articles/images/Katrina_path.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://useconomy.about.com/od/grossdomesticproduct/f/katrina_damage.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/ops/hurricane-katrina.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.buzzle.com/articles/effects-of-hurricane-katrina.html </li></ul>

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