Primary and secondary effects of tropical storms

Primary effects of hurricane Katrina USA

  • 1800 people died
  • Roads damaged
  • Bridges collapsed
  • Buildings destroyed
  • Flooding
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Secondary effects of hurricane Katrina USA

  • 230.000 jobs were lost from businesses that were damaged/destroyed
  • Shops in New Orleans were looted by residents after the hurricane happened
  • Flooding - destroyed coastal habitats
  • 3 million people were left without electricity
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