Tropical Storms Case Study Hurricane Katrina

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  • Tropical Storms     CASE STUDY "HURRICANE KATRINA"
    • FACTS
      • August 2005
      • Mississippi and Louisiana USA
    • Primary Effects
      • 1800 people killed
      • 300,000 houses destroyed
      • 80% New Orleans flooded
      • 3,000,000  without electricity
      • Bridges collapsed
      • Coastal Habitat damages
    • Secondary Effects
      • 100,000's made homeless
      • 230,000 jobs lost from damaged businesses
      • water supplies were polluted with sewage and chemicals
      • Estimated cost $150 billion
    • Immediate Response
      • 70-80% New Orleans residents were evacuated before hurricane reached land
      • Set up control centres, emergency shelters and stockpiled supplies
      • Costguard, police, fire service and army rescued over 50,000 people
      • Charities collected donations and provided aid such as millions of hot meals
    • Long-Term Response
      • US government provided over 16 billion dollars for rebuilding homes and repair other essential infrastructure
      • US Army recommended that buildings should be built on stilts or not rebuilt at all in low lying area
      • Repaired and improved flood defences for New Orleans
        • Cost 14.5 billion dollars
        • Completed in 2013

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