Hurricane Katrina

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In what month and year did Hurricane Katrina occur?
August 2005
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Over what body of water did it start?
Gulf of Mexico
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Which city was devastated by Katrina?
New Orleans
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What was the peak strnght of the storm
Category 5
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What was the maximum wind speed?
282 KMpH
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What was the central air pressure
902mb
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What 2 things are needed for the formation of a tropical storm?
Water over 27 degrees and water over 60 metres deep
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Which direction did the hurricane move as it reached land?
North
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How many reserve members of the coast guard were called up
400
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How many people were issued evacuation orders?
1.2 million
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How many emergency shelters were set up on the coast
57
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Why did people struggle to leave (2 reasons)
Roads were jammed with traffic and not enough buses
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What is a levee
an embankment built to prevent the river flooding
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How many levees were breached
53
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How deep was the water
up to 3 metres
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what % of the city was flooded
80%
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How many died
1836
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How many were made homeless?
10,000
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How many were left without electricity
3 million
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How many major road bridges collapsed?
two
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What two vital things were people short of
Food and clean water
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