Tropical revolving storm-Hurricane katrina

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  • Tropical revolving storm-Hurricane katrina august 23-30, 2005
    • Short term effects
      • wind speeds rising from 74-130 mph winds developing from a 3 to a 5 cetegory hurricane
      • total death toll was 1836
      • 12 ft waves
    • Long Term effects
      • $81 billion in property damage
      • Power failure
      • roof of the sheltered super dome began to break away
      • 14-17 ft storm surge
    • Responses
      • shelters and mobile feeding units were set up
      • 2.5 million litres of water supplied
      • 6.00 pm cerfew put in place
      • help from FEMA (federal emergancy management agency)
    • general
      • poverty rate of more than 23%
      • area protected by levees and flood walls
      • 100,000 citezns have no form of personal transportation
      • 20% of entire city do not own cars
    • causes
      • hurricane caused by warm waters of 27 degrees
      • most of new orealns lies below sea level
      • The surrounding waters of the gulf of mexico,lake pontchartrain and the mississippi river all caused the hurricane to increase and maintain its size

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