Hurricane Katrina Case Study

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Effects
    • Hurricane Katrina (Developed)
      • Responses
        • Long-Term Responses
          • The US government spent over $800 million on rebuilding flood defences
          • Around $34 billion has been set aside for the re-building of things like houses and schools
        • Short-Term Responses
          • During the storm, coast guard, police, fire service, army and volunteers rescued over 50,000  people
          • Around 25,000 people were given temporary shelter at the Superdome
      • Causes/ Preparation
        • Mississippi and Louisiana declared states of emergency on August 26th
        • Hurricane Pam stimulation was used to predict the outcome if a hurricane was to pass through New Orleans 1 year before
    • Social Effects
      • 3 million people left without electricity
      • On of the main routes out of New Orleans was closed because parts of the I-10  bridge collapsed
      • 300,000 houses were destroyed
    • Economic Effects
      • 30 offshore oil platforms sunk or went missing (This increased the price of fuel)
      • Shops were looted by residents after the hurricane
      • $300 billion worth of damage
      • 230,000 jobs were lost
    • Environmental Effects
      • Because the levee's were poorly maintained, they collapsed
      • Costal habitats (e.g. sea turtle breeding beaches) were destroyed
      • This lead to sea water rushing in and flooding the city
  • Specific Facts
    • South East USA, New Orleans
    • 29th August 2005
    • Category 3 hurricane
    • 22 foot storm surge
    • Wind speeds of 127 miles per hour
    • Hurricane Katrina (Developed)
      • Responses
        • Long-Term Responses
          • The US government spent over $800 million on rebuilding flood defences
          • Around $34 billion has been set aside for the re-building of things like houses and schools
        • Short-Term Responses
          • During the storm, coast guard, police, fire service, army and volunteers rescued over 50,000  people
          • Around 25,000 people were given temporary shelter at the Superdome
      • Causes/ Preparation
        • Mississippi and Louisiana declared states of emergency on August 26th
        • Hurricane Pam stimulation was used to predict the outcome if a hurricane was to pass through New Orleans 1 year before

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Weather and climate resources »