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  1. 1. Hurricane Katrina Disaster in New Orleans Andrew Kiste ED205 QUIT
  2. 2. Main Slide <ul><li>The Gathering of the Storm </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Strikes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction of the levees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas affected by the storm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After the Storm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The FEMA Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Author Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>QUIT
  3. 3. The Gathering of the Storm <ul><li>Aug. 24, 2005: Tropical Depression 12 becomes Tropical Storm Katrina in S. Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 25, 2005: Katrina strikes SE Florida as a Category 1 Hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 26, 2005: Katrina weakens to a tropical storm, before veering toward Mississippi and Louisiana and exploding into a Category 2 Hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 27, 2005: Katrina becomes a Category 3 Hurricane; Mississippi governor and New Orleans mayor declare a State of Emergency and make evacuation mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 28, 2005: Ten evacuation centers are established for those unable to evacuate (including the Superdome) as Katrina becomes a Category 5 Hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 30, 2005: Two levees in New Orleans break, causing more than 80% of the city to become flooded in over 20 feet of water; between 50,000 and 100,000 still stranded </li></ul><ul><li>Aug. 31, 2005: Looting becomes rampant; military, search-and-rescue teams dispatched to fight looting; people begin to be shipped out of the Superdome to Houston’s Astrodome </li></ul><ul><li>Sep. 3, 2005: Pres. Bush has about 40,000 military personnel stationed in areas affected by the hurricane </li></ul><ul><li>Sep. 6, 2005: Pres. Bush says that $191 million will go towards hurricane relief </li></ul><ul><li>Click on this line to see an animation of Hurricane Katrina’s path from the Gulf of Mexico to the mainland US </li></ul>QUIT
  4. 4. Disaster Strikes! QUIT
  5. 5. Destruction of the Levees <ul><li>The battering of the storm surges beat against the levee system’s protective flood barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Levees fall on Aug. 30, 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering failure? Overwhelming storm surge? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Levee breach in Lower Ninth Ward causes a thirty-foot wall of water to rush into the neighborhood, decimating the entire area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture to right was once a large neighborhood with many homes, cleared out by the storm surge (large purple object is a barge swept into the Lower Ninth Ward when levee broke) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most of the flooding caused by the levee breaching, even reaching to the higher areas of elevation, such as the French Quarter </li></ul>QUIT
  6. 6. Areas Affected by the Storm (To the left is a map of the parishes, or towns, that make up New Orleans. To the right are aerial views of the flooding in New Orleans, which correspond to the areas on the map on the left) QUIT
  7. 7. Katrina Statistics <ul><li>42% bodies found in Katrina damage were in neighborhoods where poverty rates were higher than 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Katrina New Orleans is at 66% its population from Pre-Katrina </li></ul><ul><li>Property damage cost about $25.3 billion </li></ul><ul><li>1,833 deaths total attributed to the storm (1,577 in LA alone) </li></ul><ul><li>Katrina manifested 43 total tornados </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million people in the Gulf coast were ordered to evacuate </li></ul>QUIT
  8. 8. After the Storm QUIT
  9. 9. Looting <ul><li>Looting was a big problem post-Katrina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After the flood waters retreated, many returned home, gutting their homes and putting the unsalvagable belongings in piles along the streets. Many who passed by looted these piles, becoming a problem, as well as breaking into homes to steal possessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many who stayed behind threatened to protect themselves and their stuff </li></ul>QUIT
  10. 10. Shelters <ul><li>Over ten shelters in the New Orleans area to house those unable to evacuate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One included the home of the New Orleans Saints football team, the Superdome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Housed 30,000 people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Damaged by Hurricane Katrina—two holes in the roof </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ran out of food, violence, disease, uncleanliness after a few days, overflowed toilets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rumors of rapes, murders, assaults, still-born babies terrified people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People eventually loaded onto busses and shipped to Houston’s Astrodome in Texas </li></ul></ul></ul>QUIT
  11. 11. The FEMA Disaster <ul><li>FEMA was organized to help state or local disaster agencies with disaster-response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In case of catastrophe, FEMA is to send out food, water, medical supplies and services, search-and-rescue operations, and transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the case of Katrina, when LA Gov. Blanco applied for help from FEMA, federal response wasn’t seen for days after the application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blamed on racism and the focus more on terrorism than on domestic disaster </li></ul></ul>QUIT
  12. 12. Recovery <ul><li>New Orleans still has a long ways to recover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 66% have returned to New Orleans! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help out in the greater New Orleans Area!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gutting of homes and buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Painting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc </li></ul></ul>QUIT
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li>http://www.usatoday.com/weather/graphics/hurricane/hurricane2005/flash.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.weather.com/blog/weather/8_10273.html?from= hurricane_tracker </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/watch?v=_SLXYRJnYm0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/20/AR2005092001894.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/h2005_katrina.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hurricane-katrina.org/aftermath_statistics/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://uspolitics.about.com/od/katrina/l/bl_katrina_stats.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.weather.com/newscenter/topstories/060829katrinastats.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alternet.org/katrina/24990/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Superdome </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec05/katrina/fema_background.html </li></ul>QUIT
  14. 14. Author Autobiography <ul><li>Andrew Kiste is a sophomore at Grand Valley State University. He has done a lot of studying on New Orleans and the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and has been to New Orleans for hurricane relief work three times (he is pictured in two pictures on the “Recovery” slide ). He is very passionate about the New Orleans incident and the people that were affected, and believes that it was a major flaw in the US government system, an integral part of US History. </li></ul><ul><li>To reach Andrew, email him at [email_address] </li></ul>QUIT
  15. 15. Concept Map QUIT