Hurricane Katrina Flashcards

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When did Katrina hit New Orleans?
29th August 2005
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What category was it when it hit?
Category 5
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What percentage of the city was below sea level?
49%
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Which three bodies of water was New Orleans located next to?
Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, Gulf of Mexico
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What percentage of the city lived in poverty?
23% (Mainly black population)
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What was the population of the city?
Roughly 500,000
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How many people died and how many were missing?
1,836 died & 705 missing
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Why did some people not leave during evacuations?
Subborn - Did not think it would be bad/simply didnt want to leave
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How much of the city was left flooded?
80%
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How many breaches were left in the levees?
50 breaches
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How many were left without power?
3 million
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Why were thousands cut off from support and left to fend for themselves?
Poor chain of command and management of aid led to many not receiving it
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How many oil rigs and refineries were evacuated?
30 oil rigs & 9 refineries evacuated
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How much oil does the Gulf of Mexico rigs (which were evacuated) account for the US's oil capacity?
20%
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How much was the overall cost?
Around $100 billion
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What criminal activity increased individual loss?
Mass looting
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Why was there limited insurance payout?
Many could afford it +unwilling to give out (no Act of God claims)
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What percentage of coastal marshes were destroyed?
20%
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How many thousand Km2 of forest was lost?
5,300km2
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How many Km2 of beaches were heavily eroded?
562km2
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What percentage of the population was evacuated?
90%
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How long before Katrina striking was the order for evacuation given - despite knowing of the impending storm for days?
19 hours prior
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How many National Guard troops were mobalised?
60,000
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How many million litres of water was provided by the state?
2.5 million litres
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How many ready-to-eat meals were provided by the state?
1.3 million meals
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Which sporting facility was hastily prepared as a shelter?
Mercedes-Benz Super Dome
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How many lives did the US coastguard save?
35,000 people
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How many canteen units did the Salvation Army set up?
178 units
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How many people did the Salvation Army provide emotional support to?
277,000 people
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How many days before Katrina had computer models assessed the risks of the hurricane
3 days prior
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Which institution had predicted the storm very well + has now placed more weather buoys in the Gulf
the US NOAA institution
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How many kilometers of levees have been rasied?
354km
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What was the name of the hurricane which proved lessons had been learned from Katrina + when did it hit?
Hurricane Rita - September 2005
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