HURRICANE KATRINA FLOOD. BY: JESSICA KANG. Formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 Crossed southern Florida (category 1) Turned into category 3 on August 29, 2005 and caused severe damage along the Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas
At least 1,836 lives were lost, making it one of the deadliest U. S. hurricanes
Since New Orleans rests on a delta and it is being drained, the city is continuously sinking
“Consolidation due to loss of water, when the peat loses volume in response to the loss of support offered by internal water pressure
Knowing that the natural levees would not be enough to protect this sinking city, artificial levees were built.
Risk Management Solutions Inc. “Hurricane Katrina: Lessons of a Super Cat.” http:///www.rms.com. Web. 24 Feb. 2010.