Hurricane Katrina 2005

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  • Created on: 22-04-18 07:12
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  • Hurricane Katrina
    • Facts
      • Category 3 with 280km/h winds
      • Hit Louisiana through New Orleans then Mississippi
      • 27 August 2005
    • Impacts
      • Primary
        • 1,836 dead most drowned
        • Over 6m high storm surge
        • Coastal habitat destroyed
        • Over $300Bn
        • 3Mn without electricity
        • I-10 Bridge out of New Orleans collapsed
      • Secondary
        • 30 offshore oil ridges sank lead to soaring prices
        • Over 80% of New Orleans under
        • Flood waters severely poluted
        • Looting and violence made city unsafe
        • 230 jobs lost
        • Over 300,000 homes destroyed
    • Response
      • Immediate
        • National Guard came in to recuse and treat people
        • Government sent food and water aid
        • $50Mn Government aid
        • Over 200k sought refuge in Superdome
      • Long term
        • Government $800 Mn on improving flood defences
        • $34 bn set aside for Rebuilding schools and homes
        • Many evacuees never returned

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