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  • Hurricane Katrina - 409 Words
    Hurricane Katrina is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States of America. It took thousands lives of citizens of New Orleans, left them without homes and families, and changed their lives forever. Many of those who survived the hurricane died waiting for help to come. Hurricane Katrina exposed the existence of ''two Americas''. It took government several days to get help to the victims of Katrina in New Orleans. After watching Spike Lee's documentary ''When The...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 2661 Words
    Hurricane Katrina! Katrina was a massive hurricane that formed in the Atlantic in 2005. The storm was described as being among the worst natural disasters of all time. While at its peak, Katrina caused severe flooding and produced more than 1 inch of rain every hour, leaving some areas completely submerged under nearly 20 feet of water. Some scientists claim that global warming is partially to blame for the power and endurance of hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes are formed in tropical waters, and...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 637 Words
    Have you ever imagined your home being destroyed as well as your whole community? Well the people in New Orleans experienced this last year. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the whole New Orleans area as well as many other areas. Today I will talk about the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. I will inform you of what organizations provided help to the victims. And also I will talk about what actions are being taken to rebuild the area. Hurricane Katrina did its destruction in late August of...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 769 Words
     The Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina Sid van der Woude Natural Disasters EES:1400:A08 2/19/2015 Once the storm finally passed, the flood waters finally receded, and the levees were put into some sort of repair, Hurricane Katrina, through its path of destruction left New Orleans and the surrounding areas in one of the costliest states of disrepair ever seen from a natural disaster in U.S. history. From the damage to infrastructure, to the lost jobs, to the loss of...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 526 Words
    Hurricane Katrina On Saturday August, 27th 2005 President Bush was notified about the news on Hurricane Katrina while on vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and after hearing the news remained on his vacation and took no action to help aid the people of New Orleans (Dyson 63-64). When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it was at a Category 5 hurricane. Many unnecessary lives were lost in the hurricane and in the events after the disaster hit. What was the reason for the extreme amount...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 2150 Words
    RESEARCH PAPER Our environment and ecosystem allow us to live and enjoy our world. Natural disasters are not dependent on when man desires them or not. They can occur at any time in any place and we won't necessarily be expecting them. But we can decide on how we preserve our environment by taking the proper precautions for these natural disasters. The levee failure of New Orleans greatly devastated the aquatic ecosystem of the nearby lakes from Hurricane Katrina. The failure of the levees...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 395 Words
    Hurricane Katrina charged through Florida’s densely populated southeastern coast, Thursday the 25th, with sustained winds of 80 mph and pouring rain. The storm strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane just before it made landfall along the Miami-Dade and Broward county line between Hallandale Beach and North Miami Beach. An analysis by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, said flooding was the main concern as the storm dropped a foot of rain or more in some spots. Katrina generated over 5 inches of...
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  • hurricane katrina - 387 Words
    The social disorganization theory can be used to explain looting in New Orleans because all of the details of the theory play a part in some communities in New Orleans. A lot of those communities are near the central business district. Just like in Chicago, this zone was not a desirable location for residents and homes, but was close to work so the less fortunate lived their because of lack of transportation and jobs where easier to get being so close. As Shaw and Mckay stated in chapter 4,...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 420 Words
    iHurricane Katrina and Natural Rights Philosophy After hurricane Katrina, New Orleans experienced many situations to what John Locke described as State of Nature. State of Nature is where everyone is equal and has no higher rule like government, which leads to one being very self-interested. One example of this in New Orleans is the chaos being shown by not having a stable government. Without having police or help available due to all the water and no electricity, there were many people looting...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 571 Words
    Hurricane Katrina has hit many parts of the southeast region of the U.S. It is one of the most disastrous forces that we have seen in years. Many parts of Louisiana and Mississippi have been hit the hardest and the remains of the states are very little. Almost everything that has not been destroyed is under water. One of the big problems that the young residents of these areas are now facing is where to go to school. Grammar schools, high schools, and colleges have been destroyed, leaving...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 2121 Words
    Housing market in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina Table of contents 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………3 2. Pre-Katrina situation ………………………..…………………………………..4 3. After-Katrina situation…………………………………………………………..6 4. Current situation New Orleans….………………………………………………8 5. Conclusion……………………………………………………………………...…9 6. References…………………………………………………………………….….10 Introduction It is August 29th of 2005 when the United States of America is badly...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 880 Words
    HURRICANE KATRINA Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. Hurricane Katrina started out as any other hurricane, as the result of warm moisture and air from the oceans surface that built into storm clouds and pushed around by strong forceful winds until it became a powerful storm. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some deaths and flooding there before...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 484 Words
    The feeling of being in a threatening storm, especially the feeling you get when you know it might impact you, is such a terrible feeling. Just imagine winds coming at you extremely fast, and knowing that they could hurt you very seriously. Every one is this world has heard of Hurricane Katrina, but does everyone know what has cause it, and the long-lasting effects it has had on the United States? Many people may not know just how strong Hurricane Katrina has been. Hurricane Katrina was...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 3767 Words
    In the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, a person could not turn on a television set, tune in a radio station or read a newspaper or magazine without hearing about and seeing the images of displaced adults and children searching for the basic necessities of life. From thousands of people huddled in the flooded and hot Louisiana Superdome to families and groups of people sleeping on bridges and the sides of roads holding signs begging for food or water, our nation and...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 456 Words
    In discussing efficiency and preventative policy during hurricane Katrina, The focus will be policies that were in effect before the storm as well as policies that could have helped during and after. The United States national response framework (NRF) is part of the national strategy for Homeland security that presents the guiding principles enabling all levels of domestic response partners to prepare for or provide qualified national response to disasters and emergencies. (Wikipedia, 2012)...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 597 Words
    Federalism and Hurricane Katrina When it comes to Hurricane Katrina, many people have different opinions on who to blame. I think FEMA is to blame for the lack of response to Hurricane Katrina. FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency and the director of FEMA is Michael Brown. The main purpose of FEMA is to respond to disasters that occur in the United States, but FEMA may not be the best response. After the hurricane had hit, many articles went up about the hurricane and the...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1247 Words
    Aniyah Powell World Cultures 3/30/12 Eggert/5th In August 2005, my life changed. What was home to me, New Orleans, became a memory. I was forced by the natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, to move to Houston. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane that was very devastating. It ruined on sight everything it passed through. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane[->0] of the 2005 Atlan[->1]- tic oil platforms[->2] and...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 845 Words
    Running Head: The Devastation of Hurricane Katrina The Devastation of Hurricane Katrina Gregory Forbes Our Lady of the Lake College Abstract: A Hurricane is a storm with a violent wind where it forms from ranges of categories 1-5 through large areas of rainfall. Hurricanes can also turn into tornadoes depending on the category it is in. Hurricane Katrina (2005) is one in particular that has left the Nation in devastation where many will never forget. The Levee in New Orleans led to...
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  • HURRICANE KATRINA - 1394 Words
    HURRICANE KATRINA: CASE STUDY Diary of Key events: 23rd August: Tropical Depression Twelve formed over the Bahamas. NHC issues warning in Miami Friday, August 26: Maximum sustained winds had again increased to 75 mph and Katrina was upgraded again to a Category 1 hurricane. Saturday August 27: Category 3 intensity. State of emergency announced and a called for a voluntary evacuation. Stick with the state's evacuation plan and not order a mandatory evacuation until 30 hours before the...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1023 Words
    Case-In-Point Analysis: Hurricane Katrina Katrina Jackson SCI/362 May 1, 2013 Dr. Lesia Williams Case-In-Point Analysis: Hurricane Katrina Introduction It was an extremely devastating morning on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina affected southeast Louisiana and caused what would become one of the worst tragedies that ever happened to any American city. The hurricane caused water to overtop the floodwalls and levees along the coast throughout southeast Louisiana, and also...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 735 Words
    Running head: THE KATRINA BREAKDOWN CASE STUDY QUESTIONS The Katrina Breakdown Case Study Questions ADM 624 Public Governance 11/13/12 The Katrina Breakdown Case Study Questions August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. A plan of action was created only hours ahead of time. One can say the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina and the poor execution is a lesson learned for all officials who are the head of Natural Disaster Preparedness....
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 528 Words
    Kerline Brownell Government 1/24/11 Period: 7 Disaster Recovery of Hurricane Katrina On August 25, 2005 Hurricane Katrina left a broad area of destruction across the United States. After the Hurricane, water from the storm overwhelmed the levee system in New Orleans and flooded large parts of the city and it was an economic disaster. The handling of disaster relief by the government, especially FEMA, drew harsh criticism. From the people Hurricane Katrina impacted many families,...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1575 Words
     Hurricane Katrina Stacy Knapp Excelsior College Hurricane Katrina was the third largest storm to hit landfall in the United States. Katrina was a class five when it came ashore it had winds up to 175 mph. There were a lot of damages done in a couple of states. Louisiana and Mississippi were the hardest hit of the states that were affected by Katrina. The Death toll in Louisiana was one thousand eight hundred thirty seven. In Mississippi the death toll was one...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 482 Words
    Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has affected communities and people lives emotional and in physical ways. During the time of the storm, people struggle to survive and get out of harm way. This cause many people getting separated from one another, dying from the lack of supply and knowledge. You read stories or watch videos about the hard times that people had to do though. Til this day we are still solving and dealing with local problems. Three of the major problem that we need prepare...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 615 Words
    Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. One of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods. Property damage was estimated at $81 billion. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida,...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 378 Words
    Hurricane Katrina is in category five of the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. This is the most catastrophic category because of its heavy damage to an area. In 2005, the city of New Orleans experienced this tropical storm and collapsed to its mercy. Although the destruction of New Orleans was horrific to the culture and history, rebuilding this city to its former ways should be put off until this devastation is sure to not occur again. Investing millions, maybe even billions, to a...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1485 Words
    Mike Mulally 10-11-19 In 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept through the city of New Orleans and destroyed the lives of thousands. Katrina was one of the largest hurricanes and natural disasters in the history of the United States (Wikipedia, 2009). While most of the casualties’ occurred during the actual storm, still a many took place days after, and were do to the fact that the local, state, and national government were slow to respond. This slow response was due to the nature of...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 720 Words
    Angela K Sites Composition II-42: ENC 1102-42 Professor Richard Kamerman February 9, 2013 August 29, 2005 presented the residents of New Orleans, Louisiana a devastating blow. A category five hurricane made landfall and wiped out life as they knew it. Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadly to hit the United States. One thousand eight hundred and thirty six people lost their lives and this incident provoked many to wonder, how could this happen? Loss of life was tragic and the...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1700 Words
    One of the many problems that the world has recently had to face was Hurricane Katrina. In this devastating storm, “nearly 1000 people perished, and hundreds of thousands were left homeless” (O'Neill, 2005). Not to mention “the financial cost [that] may top $100 billion” (O'Neill, 2005). The area that we mainly affected was Louisiana in the United States. This is where the hurricane caused the most damage and destruction. The major event was of course the actual hurricane, but there were...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 463 Words
    The sensation of being in a threatening storm, especially the feeling you get when you know it might impact you, is such a terrible feeling. Just imagine winds coming at you extremely fast, and knowing that they could hurt you very seriously. Everyone in this world has heard of Hurricane Katrina, but does everyone actually know what has caused it, and the long-lasting effects it has had on the United States? Hurricanes are giant sea storms that rotate in a giant circle. It carries winds...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1089 Words
    Hurricane Katrina was the most dangerous, deadly, and horrifying storm to ever hit United States. Hurricane Katrina was so powerful that it devastated the lives of the people of New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as other Gulf Coast areas. On August 29, 2005 at 8:00 am, Hurricane Katrina reached Category 5 status. The storm hit the city hard and was the lead story on the national media stage for a number of weeks. The city was wiped out and the clean up and renovation of what is left of The City...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1917 Words
    Hurricane Katrina Crisis and Disasters On August 23, 2005 the tropical depression 12 formed in the Caribbean then it rapidly became tropical storm Katrina on August 24, 2005 as it drifted toward southern Florida. Then on August 25 it strengthened into hurricane Katrina. No one at this time had any idea of what was coming, that this would be on the five deadliest hurricanes in Untied States History. Resulting in the death of around 1, 820 people. From the Gulf coast along Florida to Texas...
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  • Femas Response to Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster that had never been experience in the history of the United States. Therefore, we as Americans could only hope that we had efficiently plan for the worst, and expect the best outcome. As it turns out, August 29th, 2009 the worst did in fact happen, and America as a whole was less than prepared. A Category 5, Hurricane Katrina ultimately devastated the lives of millions of Americans, costing billions of dollars in damage and changing the way we viewed our...
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  • Hurricane Katrina RAUL - 507 Words
    Hurricane Katrina Have you hear about the Hurricane in New Orleans that changed a lot of people’s lives? A hurricane is a natural disaster. Hurricane is a tropical phenomenon caused by the weather changes. For example, Hurricane Katrina was a powerful hurricane that caused several damages in New Orleans. The effects of Hurricane Katrina were property damages, displaced people, and lost of people’s lives. One of the Hurricane Katrina effects was property damages. Hurricane...
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  • Hurricane Katrina: Levee Failure
    Jeff Whitson Professor Kathy Freeman Eng 1A M,W 9 April 2012 Blame for Katrina Damage: The Corps Alone? In august 2005, the State of Louisiana was hit with one of the most devastating natural disasters the United States has ever seen. New Orleans specifically was among the cities who felt the full force of Hurricane Katrina. While the storm itself was very powerful the damage wasn’t caused necessarily by the hurricane but by the failure in the levee system. According to Jennifer...
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  • Hurricane Katrina and Sandy - 842 Words
    On August 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina was in the Gulf of Mexico were it was a category 5 storm and winds estimated up to 175 miles per hour. At 7:10 am on August 29 hurricane Katrina made landfall in southern Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It made landfall as a category 3 hurricane and maximum winds up to 135 miles per hour. The hurricane caused a total of 1,833 fatalities. And the damage cost of this hurricane was $ 108 billion dollars. On October 27, 2012 Hurricane Sandy made landfall....
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  • The Effects of Hurricane Katrina - 331 Words
    September 29, 2005 seemed like a perfect, beautiful day but this was the day that the world witnessed a catastrophie that would have lasting effects on our economy. People sat glued to their television screens as Hurricane Katrina ripped through three states taking with it the homes and lives of millions of people. In the aftermath of this powerful hurricane, the people of the United States realized how valuable their families, lives, and the economy was to them. Something that we took for...
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  • I Survived Hurricane Katrina
    I survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 By, Lauren Tarshis In New Orleans, Louisiana lived a boy named Barry Tucker. He was 11 eleven years old and lived with him mom, dad and baby sister. Hurricane Katrina was getting ready to land in New Orleans. All families had to evacuate. Barry’s family had boarded up there house and packed up there car. They started heading for Texas. They were stuck in major traffic backed up for two hours. Barry’s little sister became very sick. They decided that...
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  • Hurricane Katrina: Development and Devastation
    Hurricane Katrina: Development and Devastation Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storm systems to ever collide with the coastal United States in the last century. Strong winds sustained during landfall of over 140 mph combined with a very low central pressure (920 mb) to wreak havoc on many coastal communities in ways not seen before in the US (1). Despite monitoring the storms development, tracking its movement, and issuing early warnings, Hurricane Katrina has proved to be the...
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  • Case Study: Hurricane Katrina
    Case Study: Hurricane Katrina Ashford University April 29th, 2013 Case Study: Hurricane Katrina On day 23 of August tropical storm Katrina formed of the coast of the Bahamas. During which time residences throughout the east coast of Florida were already preparing. During the next six days Katrina made a turn to the south west and when it crossed under the Florida Keys it quickly veered north as it gained strength and turning from a category one hurricane to a category 5 in a matter...
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  • Hurricane Katrina- a Natural Disaster
    Did you know that a hurricane is basically a small tornado? When warm air and cool air collide over a large water source such as a sea or ocean, a hurricane is made. Hurricane Katrina just happened to be the second largest hurricane in United States history. Being formed in the Caribbean Sea, it was at first a category 1 hurricane. It gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico, placing it's rank at category 5. After hitting Louisiana at it's highest peak, it decreased to category 3. Winds at 120...
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  • Composition Essay Hurricane Katrina
    Mark Huntsman and Ayanna Brown College Composition Don Airhart 3/24/2014 Natural disasters can happen at any time causing havoc and panic, and can leave a lasting impression on the nation. Hurricane Katrina was a powerful storm that struck fear throughout many towns and cities. One city that was majorly impacted was the town of New Orleans in Louisiana. With a population of 1,337,726 pre Katrina. New Orleans was a thriving city and was host to the festival well known as Mardi Gras. Bringing...
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  • economic effects of hurricane katrina
    On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the gulf coast of the United States, east of New Orleans,1 with the storm’s eye passing within 10 to 15 miles of the city. The effect on New Orleans, as well as on the entire coastal region, was devastating. In the aftermath of the storm, about 80 percent of the city (much of which is below sea level) was flooded. A recent article estimated damages in excess of $200 billion, making Katrina one of the most economically costly hurricanes ever...
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  • Disasters of Hurricane Katrina - 534 Words
    Disaster of Hurricane Katrina On August 29, 2005 , Hurricane Katrina was responsible for the infamous day many people of New Orleans experienced horror, helplessness but yet hope.Comfort was one of the main priorities for most citizens other than staying alive. The Sports Stadium or “Superdome” only had a capacity of 77,000 seats plus the field size and even then 20% of the population or (100,000) people were left behind (Palser 10). The Dome was designed to withhold natural ...
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  • Hurricane Katrina Research Paper
    Hurricane Katrina Hurricanes are powerful and dangerous storms that involve great rain and win. When a tropical storm has a wind speed greater than 75 miles per hour, it is considered a hurricane. The United States of America has dealt with many hurricanes that have cost a substantial amount of damage. However there is one hurricane that occurred in 2005 that stands out among the others, Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive of the Atlantic Hurricanes...
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  • Hurricane Katrina and The Levee System
     Hurricane Katrina and The Levee System and How Affect Organizational Behavior Mustafa Q. Faisal Southern New Hampshire University Nov. 2014 Abstract Individuals connected with the environment around them, and their behavior is a reflection to the environment variables. In these papers I’ll illustrate how the person’s behavior impacted under critical circumstances. I’ll concentrate on Hurricane Katrina, and what is the side effect on workforce, and organizational behavior. The social...
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  • The Government's Response to Hurricane Katrina
    The Government’s Response to Hurricane Katrina In this analysis, the role of the government and it’s response to Hurricane Katrina will be examined. This is a complex subject which raises many questions, such as: (1.) the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina resulting from the layered government administration, (2.) several types of errors in policies causing neglect in decision making, (3.) the political manipulation of disaster declaration and relief aid to win votes, (4.) the problems of...
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  • Hurricane Katrina: Destruction and Devastation
    Hurricane Katrina: Destruction and Devastation Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States. The record of Atlantic hurricanes said it was the sixth strongest overall. Prior to Katrina, the most deadliest hurricane was the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. Hurricane Katrina was formed on August 23, 2005 over the Bahamas as a moderate Category 1 hurricane. The storm weakened before making...
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  • Environmental Effects of Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast on August 29, but first touched down in Florida a few days earlier. In Florida the storm was only a Category 1 and caused minimal damage to people and the environment. However, the well documented damage caused in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana was one of the greatest natural disasters to ever strike the United States. While much of the Gulf Coast was adversely affected by the hurricane, the majority of damage to human life and the...
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  • Reaction Paper: Hurricane Katrina
    First Reaction Paper: Hurricane Katrina It was the storm that everyone saw coming but no one did a thing to stop it, Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating hurricanes to strike the United States. The category 5 storm struck a wide swath of destruction in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Katrina is estimated to have caused close to $81 billion in damages (NHC, 2005). A category 5 storm has wind-speeds greater than 155 mph and typical storm water surges are greater...
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  • Crisis Management in Hurricane Katrina
     Civil–Military Relations in Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study on Crisis Management in Natural Disaster Response In late August 2006, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans region, affecting an area of over 90,000 miles. It began with a hurricane which led to flooding, disrupting millions of lives across multiple jurisdictions, and damaging or destroying much of the local critical infrastruc- ture—21 refineries, miles of electricity transmission lines, and telecommunications...
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  • Response to Hurricane Katrina - 478 Words
    On the 23rd August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the United States. It was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. Due to the severity of this earthquake, much of the southern states of America were significantly devastated. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans
    Hurricane Katrina-New Orleans Hurricane Katrina significantly affected a vast number of people, including those who were not actually present during the storm: National Guard members, medical workers, media crew, government officials, and volunteers. This is a storm that will forever be discussed in New Orleans history. First, some background. Formation of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean occurs every year during a certain time period, usually referred to as the Atlantic hurricane...
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  • In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina - 888 Words
     The End of Life The End of Life Susan Schwarzkopf SJVC Online Philic D1 Jennifer Rachal August 23, 2015 The End of Life The End of Life First of all I would like to say that I think everything was done the way it should have been done. All the nurses and physicians did what they could to keep the hospital running as smoothly as they possibly could. The hospital went through a devastating natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina....
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  • Crime and Hurricane Katrina - 1343 Words
    Christina Thomas ’13 February 10, 2012 Crime during Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina caused many forms of distress, displacement and disruption to the community of New Orleans and the citizens most certainly were forced to act in drastic ways for survival. The response by the people has been considered forms of criminal activity and in all senses of legal activity has been defined as crime. Acts of looting and violence were reported by many reporters of various news media. Crimes were...
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  • Louisiana and D. Hurricane Katrina
    OUTLINE FOR INFORMATIVE SPEECH Hurricane Katina Purpose: To inform the audience about Hurricane Katrina Thesis: Today I will discuss some fascinating facts about Hurricane Katrina. Specifically, I will discuss the gathering of the storm, the destruction, and the government reponse. Organizational Pattern: Topical I. Introduction A. Attention Getter Have you ever been faced with losing everything you cherish including family in a split second? B. Relevance Hurricane...
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  • Problems after Hurricane Katrina
    The communication system broke down hours after Hurricane Katrina because there was a significant communication and coordination problems at all levels of government. At the moment, much time and effort was being spent assigning culpability; lack of preparation, delayed decision making, bureau tic tie-ups, and political infighting to individuals and agencies. 2. The purpose of the Hurricane Pam exercise was to help officials develop joint response plans for a catastrophic hurricane in...
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  • Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina
    IThe impact of Katrina on the housing market in New Orleans: overall economic consequences and racial discrimination following the disaster |Maastricht University | | | | |School of Business & Economics | | | | |Place & date: |Liège...
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  • Hurricane Katrina Case Study
    Hurricane Katrina was a category 4 hurricane when it hit New Orleans on the 29th of August 2005. It had formed over the Bahamas and hit southern Florida as a category 1 hurricane. It had strengthened into a category 5 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico before weakening to a category 4. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in...
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  • Fema and Hurricane Katrina - 1794 Words
    Joshua Darnell Hillard Composition I 17 April 2008 Dr. MacVaugh A Much Needed Change: FEMA & Hurricane Katrina It has been almost three years since the catastrophic hurricane winds and water of Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast. New Orleans was the most damaged city and media coverage showed the outcries of the neglected people. Many feel that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to blame and, rightfully so. FEMA is a very disorganized and dysfunctional...
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  • Racism and Hurricane Katrina - 1756 Words
    As Hurricane Katrina ravaged the South and drowned large parts of New Orleans this past September, the ugly reality of our nation's continuing problem with class, poverty, and race became apparent. Many Americans began to question the possibility of racism being a deciding factor in the fate of many New Orleans citizens who were black and who lived in the poorest, most low-lying portion of the city, the Ninth Ward. Many, including First Lady Laura Bush, denounce critics who say race played a...
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  • Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
    Answer to question two: Zeitoun chose to stay in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina, like he did during every storm. He saw no need to evacuate, their house was not near any levees and besides, it was three feet above the ground. Since Zeitoun and Kathy ran a painting and contractor company they had many job sites and houses to look after. During the storm their equipment could cause harm to clients’ property. Staying in New Orleans, Zeitoun could watch over these properties and over their...
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  • Hurricane Katrina Essay - 896 Words
    Hurricane Katrina On the early morning of August 29th, 2005 on the Gulf Shore near New Orleans a treacherous hurricane struck with one hundred and forty mph winds. Hundreds of thousands of residents near the area evacuated days before the storm was supposed to hit. Katrina was one of the most powerful storms to ever form in the Atlantic Ocean and affected the Bahamas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and many other areas. Nearly six months after the hurricane, more than 1,300 bodies were found...
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  • Flood Insurance Hurricane Katrina
    David Benmocha Freshman Essay The Forgotten People of New Orleans On August 29th 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck landfall which began one of the most destructive and deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. The hurricane brought over 14 feet in storm surge, winds topping off at 125 mph. With 80% of the city flooded we all knew a lot of money would have to be spent to restore its public and private infrastructures. While New...
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  • Hurricane Katrina: a Natural and Political Disaster
    "Hurricane Katrina: A Natural and Political Disaster" Four days after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the northern Gulf Coast, tired and angry people stranded at the convention center in New Orleans welcomed a supply convoy carrying food, water and medicine with cheers and tears of joy. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It was the sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the third-strongest...
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  • Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
     The summer of 2005 was tragic and heartbreaking for residents that once lived in the gulf coast. New Orleans in particular was damaged the most by strong winds and massive flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. Many still hang on to the memories they once had. Some try to forget, but for others the damage is still there. Not only did the victims or Hurricane Katrina lose their homes, belongings, and loved ones but they lost a piece of mind. Will these people ever get back what they lost through...
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  • Social & Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina
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