Hurricane Katrina

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  • Storm Hazard: Hurricane Katrina
    • Cuases
      • Formed between 8-15 degrees Celsius over seas
        • A low pressure tropical depression over the south eastern Bahamas
          • Moved towards Florida
    • Facts
      • 2005, Southern USA
        • Category 5 Hurricane
    • Location/ Distribution
      • New Orleans 7 to 10 feet below sea level
        • New Orleans lie on the gulf coast
    • Management/ Responses
      • people were ordered to leave
        • Poorest were at a disadvantage
    • Social
      • 1 million people became refugees
        • 75% of evacuees stayed within 400km of their homes
          • 110,000 houses were flooded 55,000 were too badly damaged to be repaired
    • Environmental
      • 80% of New Orleans houses were flooded
    • Economic
      • Financial cost broke all records $200 billion
    • Political
      • Government aid was rapidly assigned help
        • Afghanistan responded and donated $1.8 billion to America Red Cross
    • Risks & Vulnerability

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