Tropical storms-case study Hurricane Katrina,New Orleans

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Name: Hurricane Katrina

Place: South east USA

Date:  29th August, 2005

Catergory; 5


  • Built levees- flood defences ( like a wall) Unfortunately had been broken because it was to strong enough to withstand a hurricane of category 3
  • The USA has strong monitoring systems- used to predict if a hurricane will hit (e.g using satellite images of the Atlantic)-people were warned
  • 70-805 of New Orleans residents were evacuated before Hurricane reached land.
  • Mississipi and Louisiana declares states of emergency on 26th August- set up control centers and stockpiled supplies

Social effects:

  • More than 180…


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