Hurricane Katrina

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August 25th 2005
Hurricane Katrina hits Florida, leaving 100,000 homes without power.
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August 29th 2005, 10am
Hurricane Katrine, Category 4 storm, hits New Orleans coast
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Why is New Orleans especially vulnerable to Hurricane Katrina?
1. Below sea level therefore vulnerable to storm surges. 2. Levees only built to protect against a category 3 storm, hurricane Katrina was a 4/5. Soil type mean New Orlean's was actually sinking lower.
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How much of the city was left under water?
80%
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How far in from the coast line did water reach?
12 miles
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Total economic cost of Hurricane Katrina
$150billion
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Number of oil refineries damaged or destroyed
30 - leading to loss of income and 7 million gallons of oil split
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Impact on insurance costs?
Prices rose dramatically and in some case insurance was simply unavailable
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Issues with flood water
heavily contaminated damaging wildlife as it was removed into open water
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Number of people displaced
1 million
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population increase in Texas after people forced to move
35,000
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Population of New Orleans in Jan 2006
20,000 (half the pre storm population)
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Immediate issues in community following Hurricane
People left traumatised. Tensions grew, looting and violence began, distracting from the rescue attempts.
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FEMA
Federal Emergency Managed Agency
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What did FEMA provide?
planned logistics of supply distribution, provided housing assistance, paid hotel costs of 1200 people
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in 2010, how many families were living in FEMA trailers
30, at the time these trailers did not meet the needs or match the supplies families had to work with
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What fraction of Americans believed president Bush could have done more to mitigate effects of Hurricane Katrina?
2/3rds
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How many National Guard personnel were activated and what was their job?
58,000, to aid rescue attempts and clear debris such as damaged levees.
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How much money was send from the international community?
$500 mil
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Predications from the National Hurricane Centre allowed for...
evacuation of New Orleans before the Hurricane hit
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Total number of deaths?
1800+, people who either refused or could not evacuate the city.
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NGO that sent volunteers to help in New Orleans
American Red Cross
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Lowest pressure of Hurricane Katrina
902mb
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Wind speed of Hurricane Katrina
100mph
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How many people used the SuperDome as a refuge place?
30,000 (over crowded and dangerous conditions post storm
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Hurricane Katrine, Category 4 storm, hits New Orleans coast

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August 29th 2005, 10am

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1. Below sea level therefore vulnerable to storm surges. 2. Levees only built to protect against a category 3 storm, hurricane Katrina was a 4/5. Soil type mean New Orlean's was actually sinking lower.

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80%

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12 miles

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