Katrina

View mindmap
  • Katrina
    • FACTS
      • Strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico
      • Formed over Bahamas on 23rd Aug
      • Category 3
      • 29th aug 2005
      • 200km/h winds
      • 200-250mm rainfall
        • Louisiana
      • Storm surge 8.5m
        • Mississippi
    • RESPONSES
      • during and after
        • Coastguard, fire service and army
          • 50,000 + rescued
        • emergency shelters
          • 26,000 people
        • Search and rescue, medical teams and supplied
        • Charities
          • $4 bn provide aid
      • Federal Emergency Management Agency
        • FEMA
          • Teams and supplies
            • Mortuary teams with refrigerated trucks to deal with dead bodies
          • US coast guard
            • Helicopters and boats
          • Compulsory evacuation systems
            • 80% of N,O
      • 26th Aug - national hurricane centre (NHC)
        • Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama
      • Effective warning systems
    • IMPACTS
      • Economic
        • 5300km2 forest
          • $5bn lost income
        • Industries disrupted
          • 30 oil platforms in the GoM damaged / destoyed
        • cost of damage $300 billion
        • 230,000 jobs lost
      • Environmental
        • flooding damaged oil refineries
          • oil spills
        • coastal conservation areas destroyed
        • flooding of salt marsh
          • habitat loss
        • coastal habitats & breeding beaches damaged
      • Social
        • 3 million w/o electricity
        • 300,000 homes
        • water supplies polluted
        • 1836 killed
        • 18 schools N.O destoyed
          • 74 damaged, disrupting education

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Case studies resources »