Hurricane Katrina Case Study

My notes for the case study of hurricane katrina,2005.

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A climatic hazard event in an MEDC
Hurricane Katrina, USA
Tropical storms like Katrina are called hurricanes in the
Caribbean and the USA
Formed 23rd August 2005 over the Bahamas
Highest wind speed 280km/h
It was a category 3 storm when it hit the Louisiana coast
near New Orleans.
Damage: most costly hurricane in history, estimated at
$200 billion.
1836 people confirmed dead
705 missing
Most of the lives were lost in Louisiana
Dissipated 30th August 2005 over central USA


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