Hurricane Katrina

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm that occurred on the United States’ Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. This hurricane had winds ranging from 100-140 mile per hour that reached up to 400 miles across. There was a lot of damage caused by the actual storm but the aftermath was even more tragic, (Grunwald, 2005). As a result of the storm’s damage, levees were breached and this led to substantial flooding. It was calculated that hundreds of thousands of people in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana were put out of place from their homes. Hurricane Katrina was estimated by experts to have caused damage of more than $100 billion. “New Orleans was at particular risk. Though about half the city actually lies above sea level, its average elevation is about six f

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