Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas in late August 2005, before crossing Florida as a Category 1 storm. It then moved out over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened to a Category 5 storm. It weakened somewhat and made landfall near New Orleans as a Category 3 storm on August 29, 2005.
Since Hurricane Katrina, three real villains have emerged in New Orleans: the Army Corps of Engineers for its poorly built floodwalls, FEMA for its "heckuva job" and the insurance industry for its stingy payouts and its deliberate and heartless attempts to rid its books of South Louisianians.
Perhaps more important to the legacy of Hurricane Katrina was the seeming indifference of the and to its impact. Rather than visit the affected areas, President preferred to fly over the area and commended the head of the (FEMA). Widespread looting and violence broke out in New Orleans after the storm. Many displaced residents were forced to stay in the Super dome for a period of time.
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The Coast Guard started to rescue people that were stranded and other volunteers started to help the stranded as well. They would rescue them with their boats and then give food and shelter. While they were helping each other, the Government took their time to get FEMA down to help them. It took days for them to arrive and when they did, they didn’t really have a plan of action to help them. It took years for the Gulf Coast to rebuild after Katrina but since then, they have moved on and establish the best they could after the storm.
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The Post believes that since the Kochs constructed and operated pipelines in the region, they destroyed wetlands that would have protected New Orleans from what became a Category 5 hurricane. Of course a more accurate view might be to put the blame for that devastation squarely on and the Army Corps of Engineers.
New Orleans, bearing the brunt of Katrina, was in a state of chaos.
Due to the costly destruction that the city of New Orleans faced after Katrina, they must now find a way to alleviate the blighted properties from their environment and also face the challenges....