Hurricane/Coastal Flooding Case study

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  • Created on: 15-05-17 13:11
What is the case study?
Hurricane Katrina
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Where did it take place?
New Orleans
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When did it take place?
August 2005
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What caused it?
Very low pressure, 140mph wind, 31oC water temp, funnel shaped coast line
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What type of hurricane was it?
Catagory 4
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What was the death toll?
1863
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What were the impacts?
25000 people stranded in city, 200,00 homes flooded, no pwer, looting, canals overflowed, underwater for 3 weeks, oil rigs evacuated, violnce and crime in superdome, black community worse off, superdome ripped off, 15ft storm surge
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What were the responses?
Search and rescue, FEMA, refugees went to superdome, $1bill repairs
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Why did Lake Ponchartrain flood?
Levees failed (only built for catgory 3), 3rd flood wall collapsed (only 6ft)
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