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    New Orleans

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    The uniqueness of New Orleans New Orleans is nationally known as one of the unique cities ofAmerica. The social construction of this uniqueness began from the city’s establishment by the French. This social identity was progressively built upon when the colony came under the control of the Spanish‚ and then reverted to French power before being sold to America in the Louisiana Purchase. The presence of these different cultural groups influenced the development of New Orleans economically and culturally

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    New Orleans Levees

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    systems in America and how some are not safe and need to be replaced. This problem has been focused on the levee system in New Orleans. Many engineers and other people have asked the question whether or not the present levee system in New Orleans could withstand a huge wave or a direct hit from a powerful hurricane. These questions were answered when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans as a Category 3 hurricane which isn’t even the most powerful. After the hurricane hit the levee system failed and there

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    Mississippi river New Orleans has been the chief city of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern port since the early 1700 ’s. Originally founded by the French five feet below sea level and named La Nouvelle Orleans after Phillippe Duc D ’Orleans the city at the time was confined to what is now called the French Quarter. The French Quarter is laid out in a grid system. This grid system was put in place after a hurricane hit in 1722 and destroyed most of its structures. New Orleans was later ruled

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    New Orleans Economics

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    | _M6_Doc | LASA 2 The Case For‚ or Against‚ New Orleans | | | 4/22/2013 | | Economics of New Orleans “In order to understand fully the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans‚ it is important to assess the impact of the economic forces driving the city.” (Michael L. Dolfman‚ Solidelle Fortier Wasser‚ and Bruce Bergman‚ 2005). When looking at New Orleans and its current situation after Katrina one must remove themselves from the common emotions that are so easily

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    Jazz In New Orleans

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    Jazz was born in New Orleans through the rich diversity of the people that populated the state. New Orleans had a spectrum of races like mention in lecture “White men and women‚ and of all hues of brown‚ and of all Classes of faces‚ from round Yankees to grisly and lean Spaniards‚ black Negroes and negresses‚ curly and straight-haired‚ Quadroons of all shades…) The spectrum of races allowed for the blending of cultures which lead to the creation new music. The music in new Orleans originated in slaves

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    Levee and New Orleans

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    responsible to care for these individual in the wake of this catastrophe. (12‚ 791) Although a considerable amount of the blame has been placed at the feet of FEMA‚ it should be understood that multiple factors contributed to the situation in New Orleans. Some sections of the levees had been poorly constructed‚ and were not properly maintained. Local agencies failed to adequately plan and prepare of such an event. Local officials waited too long to order an evacuation‚ and did not consider how to

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    ty of New Orleans and it’s  surrounding areas. In this paper I will discuss the initial impact Hurricane Katrina had on the  population and demographics of New Orleans‚ and deeply examine changes and progress from  the day of the disaster to present day.    IMPACT  Hurricane Katrina reached land from the gulf of Mexico on August 29th‚ 2005‚ just 10  miles east from New Orleans‚ Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina drastically impacted the population  and demographics of New Orleans‚ Louisiana. New Orleans was the 31st largest city in the 

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    August 29 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused over 50 failure of the levees and flood walls which were protecting New Orleans. The failures of the levee and flood wall makes 80% of New Orleans full of flood. Over a million homes and businesses were flooded by tens of billions of gallons of water in New Orleans. In this case‚ levees and flood walls are responsible to protect people living in New Orleans from hurricane and flood but they did not because of human negligence. United States Amy Corps of Engineers

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    The year 1959 was a year that New Orleans‚ Louisiana advanced in growth and population. At this time‚ New Orleans started becoming more Americanized with the impression of growing‚ suburban areas. After the Caucasians and the African Americans integrated‚ the culture of New Orleans expanded even more. Also‚ the crime rate in the city was so minor; it was nothing like the way it is today. Families all over thought that New Orleans would be a considerable place to live safely‚ earn an education‚ be

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    Communication between the people of New Orleans and the city government was a reason why there was so many casualties. During any natural disaster‚ winds can harm any communication systems‚ especially a storm like Hurricane Katrina. Most of modern day communication tools rely on obstacles that are built on land‚ such as radio antennas and cellphone towers. Katrina’s fast winds knocked down a 400 foot antenna that was built to last through winds that would blow up to 150 mile-per-hour. Weakening communication

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