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 disasters other than Hurricanes in the past. Everyone prejudice about what was the outside world going to look like after hearing the fierce winds and the roaring rain (Palser 13). Katrina, being classified as a category 3 hurricane struck with even more devastating effects than those predicted by National Weather Service ("Hurricane" 57). Not only did Hurricane Katrina affect the humanity of New Orleans but the sea life as well. With the Hurricane dragging powerful winds behind it, it left nothing but destruction behind its past. Water depths higher than 15 ft; without a doubt, covered millions of houses and left people stranded on the little bit that was left from them ( Palser 32). Approximately 1,836 people died in the tragic flooding and thousands other’s gone missing ( Hurricane 1). Many people seeked refuge after several levees or ( high banks which keep a river or lake from overflowing ) in New Orleans collapsed and the whole city began to flood ( Hurricane 1).Many effects were brought into play when this catastrophe happened such as, citizens uniting together as one. It was no ones intention for this to happen but in order to survive people will do the impossible. This effect might have been bearable at first the worst has yet to come . Glaring lights were always on but there was still a lot of noise from all the children ( Palser 12). The famous “Superdome” was responsible to keep these citizens under control with food, shelter and ...
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