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Hurricane Katrina Vs. Isaac----- impact in the state of Mississippi. 3 damage categories. Storm surge. High Winds. Inland Flooding. Katrina : -As a category5 storm, the highest winds speed is about 175 mph (280 km/h ); and then drop to 120 mph winds upon landfall as a category 3 storm;

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Hurricane Katrina Vs. Isaac-----impact

in the state of Mississippi

3 damage categories

Storm surge

High Winds

Inland Flooding

Katrina:

  • -As a category5 storm, the highest winds speed is about 175 mph (280 km/h); and then drop to 120 mph winds upon landfall as a category 3 storm;

-Covered several counties; wind speed increased hurricane force when reaching landfall

Isaac:

  • - Maximum winds 80 mph (130 km/h)as a category 1 storm.

Katrina : 2 day path through central Mississippi ,27 ft.

  • Roads were impassable due to the damage of surge;
  • Isaac: Isaac rolled in straight from the southeast, the flow around the storm has driven a surge, about 8.3-foot (2.5 m)

Katrina:

- Over 6 miles of flooding

- Coastal towns

- Property damages and economic losses (about 1/2 can be attributed to flooding)

- Cost $22.6 billion (Flooding alone)

-60 Billion is insurance claims alone

Isaac:

- Reversed flow of Mississippi River for 24 hrs

- Drove upriver 50% faster than downstream crest 10 ft high

- Excess rainfall balanced out summer drought

- Flooding in Gulf

Economic impact

ISAAC

KATRINA

- Caused insurance companies $60 billion

- Roads, infrastructure, utility systems $10 billion

- Damage to 300,000 homes

-Consumer durable good: loss of about 7 billion

- Damages to fishing assets: 27% of investment

- Energy Corp. had 1.1 million customers out of power

  • Energy Corp had 787,000 customers out of power; cost $30-40 million
  • Shutdown most of gulf coast oil and natural gas drilling platform and refineries
    • 770 billion dollar loss in oil and natural gas prodcution