Hurricane Katrina

Case Study of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina

25th August 2004

Southern Florida- 100,000 without power

80% of New Orleans flooded.

New Orleans- 100 dead of Mississippi, millions without power.

Alabama- 400,000 without power.

Widespread looting and violence in New Orleans.

2nd September- Series of huge blasts at the chemical plant (French Quarter) started fires.

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Repairing Levees

Helicopters dropped large sandbags into the canal breech.

Temporary steel barrier built at the mouth of the canal. 

Once breaches sealed pumps drained the floodwater. 

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