Location (Data) / Prepare / Facts & Effects
29th August 2005 - 9:45am
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana (USA)
Category - Started at 2, went up to 5 when over the sea.
Hurricane watch along the Gulf Coast
Gathered resources in areas outside the impact zone
Notified everyone, evacuated them
1800 people killed - Drowned in flood waters - lay in streets or floated in water for days
10,000 homeless - use Superdome for shelter ( Some people couldn't get there)
Roads damaged and bridges collapsed
Shortage of food and no access to clean water - problems of contaminated water
Violent winds, Storm surges, River floods and Land slides
Was it effective?
NO - There was a lot of damage even though they knew that the Hurricane was coming. Also, because President Bush declared a state of emergency to the Inner Cities and not the Coastal Areas - this is where there would be more damage than anywhere else. It was also hard for people to get to the Superdome, should have thought about access to it.