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New Orleans

New Orleans. Calle Fritze P.1. Effects.

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New Orleans

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  1. New Orleans CalleFritze P.1

  2. Effects • The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans have been long-lasting. As the center of Katrina passed South-east of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, winds downtown were in the Category 3 range with frequent intense gusts and tidal surge. Hurricane force winds were experienced throughout the city, although the most severe portion of Katrina missed the city, hitting nearby St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. • Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion.

  3. How did it happen? • Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing almost 1,800. When levees in New Orleans were breached, 80% of the city was submerged by the flooding. About 20% of its 500,000 citizens were trapped in the city without power, food, or drinking water. Rescue efforts were so delayed and haphazard that many were stranded for days on rooftops and in attics before help arrived.

  4. Why hurricanes in New Orleans? • Hurricane Katrina hit the east coast of Florida on Thursday 25th August 2005. It then intensified as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico and changed course and was projected to hit New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday 29th August 2009 at 8:00am. The eye of the Hurricane passed to the east of the city of New Orleans subjecting the city to category 2 to 3 winds for hours. The huge storm surge caused failures in the canal levees leading to massive flooding and left up to 80% of the city flooded.

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