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Hurricane Katrina

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Displaced over 1 million people in the Gulf Coast Region

HURRICANE KATRINA

By Jason Chan

90,000 square miles were affected

Almost all who died were over 73 years old

1,833 deaths

- The most destructive and costly storm in U.S. history.- Hit areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, but New Orleans was in the most chaos.- Started forming August 23, 2005 and hit southeastern Louisiana on the 29th.

Statistics

40% died by drowning25% died by injury and trauma11% died by heart conditions

Cost $108 billion in damages

- Average elevation = 6ft below sea level- Completely surrounded by water using levees to prevent overflows, most being weak- The Mayor issued a mandatory evacuation the day before the storm, 80% evacuated- 80% flooded, ranging from 1 to 10 feet under water- 70% of occupied households damaged- Federal, state, and local officials blamed others for the disaster

New Orleans

Video 1 From History.com

Video 2 by Weather Documentarist and Storm Chaser Jeff Piotrowski

Sources: http://www.livescience.com/22522-hurricane-katrina-facts.html http://www.datacenterresearch.org/data-resources/katrina/facts-for-impact/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/us/hurricane-katrina-statistics-fast-facts/http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina/videos/hurricane-katrina?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false

Source:http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/studies/katrinacase/

Source:http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina

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