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Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded....

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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Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis Effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123).

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....


Data from this multi-year qualitative study of the effects of Hurricane Katrina and flooding in New Orleans suggest differences in how the elderly cope with disaster.

In other words, blaming the Kochs is more about politics than, say, an analysis of where to lay the blame for the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on the 29th of August 2005 and displaced virtually the entire population of the city

While the majority of the city of New Orleans had been evacuated before the worst of the storm, many natives felt they could endure it in their own homes, like they had before. The combination of the Category 3 hurricane with the failure of the levees led to 80 percent of the city being immersed in water, and the need for tens of thousands to be rescued.

Natural disasters: Hurricane Katrina Essay Hurricane is a natural disaster

The Huffington Post wrote claims the Koch brothers “exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf Coast’s recovery.”

As Hurricane Harvey churns onward toward southwest Texas, astronauts on the International Space Station caught a glimpse of the monster cyclone from a …

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released this satellite image of Hurricane Katrina when the storm was a Category 5 hurricane. (Photo: NOAA/UPI Photo/Newscom)

The Katrina Pierson Bubble Bursts - The Texas Observer

Ironically though, a mock scenario was created by Louisiana State University’s Center for the Study of Public Health: Impacts of Hurricanes and FEMA, called Hurricane Pam in July of 2004....