Hurricane Katrina Case Study (Tropical Storm)

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  • Hurricane Katrina     Date: August 2005
    • primary effects
      • 1800+ people died
      • 300,000 houses were destoryed
      • 80% of new Orleans was flooded
      • 3 million without electricity
    • Secondary effects
      • Hundred of Thousand made homeless
      • 230,000 jobs were lost
      • water supplies were polluted with sewage and chemicals
      • cost of damage = $150 Billion
    • Immediate Responses.
      • 70-80% New Orleans were evacuated
      • Mississippi and Louisiana were in state of emergency
      • coast guard, police , fire services rescued over 50,000 people
      • Charities collected donations to provide aid
    • Long Term Responses
      • US Government provided 16+ billion dollars rebuilding
      • Army built houses on stilts / not to build in low lying areas
      • repaired and improved flooding defence costs = $14.5 billion

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