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We Still Don’t Know How Many People Died Because Of Katrina
Certificate of Excellence. Other Recent Reviews. Read all reviews. Level 3 Contributor. Residents of Saucier, Mississippi, line up to get gas on August 31, Hanging from her roof, a woman waits to be rescued by New Orleans Fire Department workers on August 29, People seek high ground on Interstate 90 as a helicopter prepares to land at the Superdome in New Orleans on August 31, A woman cries after returning to her house and business, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, on August 30, , in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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People search for their belongings among debris washed up on the beach in Biloxi on August 30, People try to get to higher ground as water rises on August 30, , in New Orleans. People wade through high water in front of the Superdome in New Orleans on August 30, President George W.
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August 29, - Katrina makes landfall near Grand Isle, Louisiana as a Category 3 storm with winds near mph. Wind and water damage to the roof created unsafe conditions, leading authorities to conduct emergency evacuations of the Superdome. Fatalities: directly or indirectly - Alabama: 2 - Florida: 14 - Georgia: 2 - Louisiana: 1, - Mississippi: - Total: 1, Nearly half the fatalities in Louisiana were people over the age of Impact on the Gulf Coast: More than one million people in the Gulf region were displaced by the storm.
At their peak, hurricane relief shelters housed , people.
Later, approximately , households were housed in FEMA trailers. By , the estimated population had increased to ,, according to the Census. The storm killed or made homeless , pets. Katrina was devastating because of its path.
Car pulled from underground canal in New Orleans was reported lost in Hurricane Katrina
Its foot storm surge exposed engineering mistakes in New Orleans' levees. It destroyed miles of the mile system. Floodwaters did not recede for weeks.
Some neighborhoods were eradicated and never recovered. If the levees had held, flooding would have been reduced by two-thirds. The U.
Army Corps of Engineers did not update all the levees with concrete support pilings. Some levees were not high enough.madresandpeater.cf
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Others were built on soil that crumbled under the flooding. The storm also damaged oyster beds and the local shrimping industry. Despite Hurricane Katrina's overwhelming damage, there is a light on the horizon. A report from the University of New Orleans found people were flocking back to the city. In , there was a record of 10 million visitors.
Katrina's extensive damage was unusual. Typically, hurricanes that hit the densely populated East Coast cause the most damage. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that dropped more than 50 inches of rain. The resultant flooding covered two-thirds of Houston, Texas in August This Category 5 hurricane devastated Puerto Rico in Although it was a tropical storm, not quite a hurricane, it hit highly developed areas.
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