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Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina was a category four storm that formed on 23rd August 2005. It hit New
Orleans at 6:10am on 25th August. Wind speeds reached 170mph and storm surges were
over six meters high.


Hurricanes can often cause the sea level around them to rise. This effect is…

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power supplies, and three million people were left without power for more than a week.
Telecommunications failed, and water diseases spread rapidly.


Environmental Impacts
Hurricane Katrina badly damaged the environment of New Orleans. 1.3 million acres of trees
were lost, and farmland was ruined by saltwater. Water supplies were polluted…

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