Hurricane Katrina

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  • Hurricane Katrina
    • about hurricanes
      • all in the north west of the world mainly on the equator, biggest tropical storms are on the north of the equator (tropic of cancer)
        • this is because warm water is needed to give the hurricane energy (minimum of 26 degrees)
    • effects
      • social
        • water  contained  bacteria   heavy metals and pesticides
        • 1,577 people died and there was a 23% increase of rape, murder and theft after
          • 240,000 houses were destoryed and primiums for insurance have increased to cover the damages, some areas are refussed insurance
      • enviromental
        • destroyed 30 oil platforms
          • 24.6l million of oil released into the Atlantic Ocean
        • water was infected and due to 250mm of rain falling in 3 days 20% of marshland was lost (including rare animals)
      • economic
        • $89.6 billion cost of damage
          • $62.8 billion in aid for victims
    • AID
      • disease control
        • police closed roads and beaches
          • health department
            • search and rescue  teams
              • police patrol on financial  intuitions
                • priorities: 1) life 2) property 3) QOL
                  • BUT
                    • slow reactions
                      • only rich and white evacuated, not poor black people
    • preperation for a hurricane
      • supply every home with a supply kit
        • flashlighs, radio, toolkit, water, canned food, first aid kit
          • hygienic  items
          • public shelter
          • employ more emergency  services
      • spread homes out, better quality homes
        • phone lines available for information
          • increased people  evacuated
            • 12,000-24,000
      • stay away from windows
        • secure doors
        • keep blinds/ curtains  shut
        • cut down trees that could fall onto home
      • check insurance
        • generatior
    • New Orleans
      • was so severly affected because it is situated on a delta
        • so it was below sea level and there was more water so more energy for the hurricane
  • the formation:
    • Hurricane Katrina
      • about hurricanes
        • all in the north west of the world mainly on the equator, biggest tropical storms are on the north of the equator (tropic of cancer)
          • this is because warm water is needed to give the hurricane energy (minimum of 26 degrees)
      • effects
        • social
          • water  contained  bacteria   heavy metals and pesticides
          • 1,577 people died and there was a 23% increase of rape, murder and theft after
            • 240,000 houses were destoryed and primiums for insurance have increased to cover the damages, some areas are refussed insurance
        • enviromental
          • destroyed 30 oil platforms
            • 24.6l million of oil released into the Atlantic Ocean
          • water was infected and due to 250mm of rain falling in 3 days 20% of marshland was lost (including rare animals)
        • economic
          • $89.6 billion cost of damage
            • $62.8 billion in aid for victims
      • AID
        • disease control
          • police closed roads and beaches
            • health department
              • search and rescue  teams
                • police patrol on financial  intuitions
                  • priorities: 1) life 2) property 3) QOL
                    • BUT
                      • slow reactions
                        • only rich and white evacuated, not poor black people
      • preperation for a hurricane
        • supply every home with a supply kit
          • flashlighs, radio, toolkit, water, canned food, first aid kit
            • hygienic  items
            • public shelter
            • employ more emergency  services
        • spread homes out, better quality homes
          • phone lines available for information
            • increased people  evacuated
              • 12,000-24,000
        • stay away from windows
          • secure doors
          • keep blinds/ curtains  shut
          • cut down trees that could fall onto home
        • check insurance
          • generatior
      • New Orleans
        • was so severly affected because it is situated on a delta
          • so it was below sea level and there was more water so more energy for the hurricane
    • 1) formed as a tropical depression in south-eastern Bahamas on the 23rd August 2005
    • 2) 24th August 2005 the depression was upgraded to a tropical storm and it was given its name
    • 3) 27th August 2005 Katrina was upgraded to a category 3 hurricane where it hit the southern tip of Florida
  • not ready and nobody prepaired
    • have an exit route

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