Case Studies - Hurricane Katrina (USA)

Hurricane Katrina - Primary Effects
-More than 1800 people were killed. -300000 houses were destroyed. -Large areas were flooded, including 80% of New Orleans. -3 million people were left without electricity. -Some bridges collapsed. -Coastal habitats were damaged.
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Hurricane Katrina - Secondary Effects
-Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless. 230000 jobs were lost from damaged businesses. -Water supplies were polluted with sewage and chemicals. -The total cost of the damage was estimated at $150 billion.
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Hurricane Katrina - Immediate Responses (1)
-70-80% of New Orleans residents were evacuated before the hurricane reached land. -Mississippi and Louisiana declared states of emergency - they set up control centres and emergency shelters, and stockpiled supplies.
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Hurricane Katrina - Immediate Responses (2)
-The coastguard, police, fire service and army rescued over 50000 people. -Charities collected donations and provided aid, including millions of hot meals.
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Hurricane Katrina - Long-Term Responses (1)
-The US government provided over 16 billion dollars for the rebuilding of homes, and provided funds to repair other essential infrastructure. -The US Army recommended that buildings are rebuilt on stilts or not rebuilt at all in very low-lying areas.
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Hurricane Katrina - Long-Term Responses (2)
-Repaired and improved flood defences for New Orleans costing 14.5 billion dollars were completed in 2013.
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-Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless. 230000 jobs were lost from damaged businesses. -Water supplies were polluted with sewage and chemicals. -The total cost of the damage was estimated at $150 billion.

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Hurricane Katrina - Secondary Effects

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-70-80% of New Orleans residents were evacuated before the hurricane reached land. -Mississippi and Louisiana declared states of emergency - they set up control centres and emergency shelters, and stockpiled supplies.

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-The coastguard, police, fire service and army rescued over 50000 people. -Charities collected donations and provided aid, including millions of hot meals.

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-The US government provided over 16 billion dollars for the rebuilding of homes, and provided funds to repair other essential infrastructure. -The US Army recommended that buildings are rebuilt on stilts or not rebuilt at all in very low-lying areas.

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