Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans. A Natural Disaster and its Consequences


Scientific Study, 2018

9 Pages, Grade: 90.0


Abstract or Introduction

Hurricane Katrina is tied with Hurricane Harvey as being the costliest tropical cyclones in history. The storm was immense with a range of over 400 miles wide and winds of 140 miles per hour or more making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. Though the storm was immense, the aftermath would be the demonstration of a catastrophe. The failures that contributed to a city being underwater for weeks to follow is one of the greatest disasters associated with this hurricane. The cost of the storm and its aftermath would be felt for years to come. The total mount of property damage is estimated at 125 billion dollars. This is roughly four times the amount of damage caused by the Hurricane Andrew which happened in 1992.1245-1836 people killed is the estimated total as this counts evacuees on the latter end of the amount as people who were classified as missing which makes an exact number hard to determine.

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Title
Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans. A Natural Disaster and its Consequences
College
Mississippi State University
Course
CJ 610 Homeland Security Operations
Grade
90.0
Author
Year
2018
Pages
9
Catalog Number
V425087
ISBN (eBook)
9783668703964
ISBN (Book)
9783668703971
File size
609 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Hurricane Katrina, Flooding of New Orleans, USACE, Levees, Flood walls
Quote paper
Brandon Holladay (Author), 2018, Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans. A Natural Disaster and its Consequences, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/425087

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