Katrina

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Katrina date
Aug 2005
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Katrina location
SE USA
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Cost of damage
$300bn
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Katrina was a category ______ storm when arrived in New orleans
4
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Wind speeds
Over 140 mph
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Storm surges size
over 6metres
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New Orleans was built on________
low lying land, mostly below sea level
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Engineers tried to protect the city with
Levees
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How many died
1800
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How many homes destroyed
300 000
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How many left without electricity
3 000 000 (3m)
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Destruction:
Infrastructure e.g. main roads due to bridge collapse, and costal habitats e.g. sea turtle breeding beaches were damaged
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How many made homeless
Tens of thousands
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How many jobs lost from businesses that were damaged/destroyed
230 000
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Water supplies:
contaminated with sewage bodies, and chemicals
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USA predicted hurricane using
satellite imaging
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Therefore, people were warned and _____% of New Orleans were evacuated
70-80%, reducing number of people who died
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Emergency services rescued _________ people
50 000
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How many sought refuge in Super-dome
10 000
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Problems with super-dome
Not enough food and water and toilet facilities couldn't cope
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Offshore oil facilities were damaged by Katrina
causing worldwide oil prices to rice
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Environmental damage of local ecosystems will take years to recover....
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