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Report On Hurricane Katrina

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Report on Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina was one of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever hit the U.S coast. It caused a devastating damage to New Orleans, had an effect on the population of New Orleans and it had an effect on Louisiana. Because of this the preparations and emergency services were quite important. We also have to ask ourselves if there's anybody to blame for all the things that were caused to the people and city, then who? And what lesson can be learned from this event?1. Where and how hurricane Katrina developedOver south-eastern Bahamas the 23 of August a spiralling wind was produced which later turned into a tropical depression. Later, on the 24th of August it was declared that it had become a tropical storm due to the extra energy it had absorbed. It was also then that it was given its name. From there it kept moving towards southern Florida. However, two hours before landfall between Hallandale beach and Aventura, the storm had absorbed enough energy (and developed a rising hot spiralling wind with cold air sinking down in the middle) to turn into a hurricane. This happened on the 25th of August. Then, on August 28th when Katrina was passing over the Mexican gulf, the warm ocean gave Katrina enough energy to reach its strongest point where it had sustainable wind speeds of 175 mp/h. Katrina had gone from a category 3 hurricane into a category 5 hurricane in only 9 hours. Normally, it takes a lot more time. On August 29th Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane (sustainable wind speeds of 125 mp/h) where it had devastating effects, especially in New Orleans. Katrina kept moving north from here, slowly loosing strength until it disappeared.This picture below show the route that hurricane Katrina traveled and the colors signifies it's strength (red is when it was category 5 and blue when it was category 1):Damage to the cityAs Hurricane Katrina passed through New Orleans, it damaged the city a lot on its way. Although the wind did some damage, the main problem that caused most of the damage was the flood.Since New Orleans is located next to the ocean, flooding has always been a threat to the city. To protect themselves they built the levee system which is sort of big wall that leads the water away and stops it from entering the city. However, the levee system failed as hurricane Katrina passed the city. Either the levees were badly built or the hurricane was simply to strong. Because of that the water rushed into the city.This flood damaged the city in many different ways. It moved and destroyed objects on the streets, it destroyed buildings, trees and much more. It cut down power wires, destroyed water pipes, destroyed roads, bridges, vehicles and it killed humans and animals. There were even a few areas that were completely destroyed and nothing was left. Like some of the neighbourhoods located on the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain.These pictures below are some examples of how New Orleans looked...

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