Hurricane Katrina was among the deadliest hurricance’s to have ever reached the United States. It was formed over the gulf of Mexico before travelling north-east. It then travelled over Florida as a category 3 hurricane reaching very warm waters on the other site, it then ‘re-charged’ or gained more energy. It then travelled northwards over Louisiana and Houston. New Orleans was very badly struck, mainly because of the artificial river levies.
Date: 23rd – 30th of August 2005)
Deaths: 1,836 people
Damage: $81.2 billion
Effects: Major flooding, many homeless, very little food and water supplies
Recovery Time: Average (not as fast as was expected from the USA)