I love you all. Some of the links and resources will be maintained for historical purposes, and all sections are so indicated; but please peruse as many pages as possible if you are looking for help, or if you want to gain perspective on the scope of Hurricane Katrina.
The British paper, the Guardian firms known for their close links with the White House are winning work. In that event, the wind was predicted to come from the north as the storm passed, forcing large volumes of water from Lake Pontchartrain against the levees and possibly into the city.
There were two indirect fatalities from Katrina in Walton County as a result of a traffic accident. This minimum central pressure recorded by NOAA aircraft was the lowest pressure ever recorded in the western hemisphere until Hurricane Wilma in And the resultant morass was highly consequential, as countless people suffered, and some died, because of this disgraceful response.
On August 29, at 7: Many roads and buildings were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Twelve deaths occurred in South Florida, of which three were caused by downed trees in Broward County, three from drowning in Miami-Dade County, three were from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by generators, one was due to a vehicle accident, one occurred during debris cleanup, and one was associated with a lack of electricity.
Hundreds of prisoners were later registered as "unaccounted for". Flooding from the breaches put the majority of the city under water for days, in many places for weeks. Bernard Parish Floodwater in the city of New Orleans is found to hold dangerous levels of bacteria and lead which could cause serious problems for those coming in contact with floodwater.
Nearly 90, more people died that year in the Sichuan earthquake in China, according to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Looting and violence spreads through the city of New Orleans including car jacking, with reports of gangs armed with guns controlling large parts of the city Rescue Helicopters were also fired on by snipers attempting to keep control of large areas.
Hurricane force winds are defined as those 64 knots 74 miles per hour or above lasting for one minute at ten meters above ground with unobstructed exposure.
One of these four is believed to be the result of a homicide.
At the Convention Center, four bodies were recovered. The Superdome is at the center where many people stayed through the course of Katrina. There were no breaches of Mississippi River levees in metro New Orleans.
Stranded survivors dotted the tops of houses citywide. From this the NHC concluded that it is likely that much of the city experienced sustained winds of Category 1 or Category 2 strength. The NOAA predicts that the season will have one to four major hurricanes, Categories 3 or above, with wind speeds of mph or higher.
Failures occurred in New Orleans and surrounding communities, especially St. The height of the surge is uncertain because of a lack of data, although a tide gauge in Plaquemines Parish indicated a storm tide in excess of 14 feet 4. These reasons were complicated by the fact that an evacuation the previous year for Hurricane Ivan had resulted in gridlocked traffic for six to ten hours.
The only route out of the city was east to the east bank of New Orleans on the Crescent City Connection bridge. Satellite photos of New Orleans taken in Marchthen on August 31,after the levee failures.
The hurricane left an estimated three million people without electricity. As massive reconstruction begins, there is also criticism of how that is happening.
As a result of the rainfall and storm surge the level of Lake Pontchartrain rose and caused significant flooding along its northeastern shore, affecting communities from Slidell to Mandeville. Population of the Largest Urban Places:Hurricane Katrina After Action Report [open pdf - 2 MB] "Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last years, causing widespread devastation along the central Gulf Coast states of the U.S.
Cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, and Gulfport, Mississippi bore the brunt of Katrina. This is historical material, "frozen in time." The web site is no longer updated and links to external web sites and some internal pages will not work.
A Failure of Initiative: The Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. In response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to evaluate and assess damage from the hurricane and provide observations, conclusions, and recommendations on the performance of buildings and other structures impacted by wind and flood forces.
Katrina was an extraordinarily powerful and deadly hurricane that carved a wide swath of catastrophic damage and inflicted large loss of life. Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the US.
In New Orleans, the levees were designed for Category 3, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane, with winds up to mph.Download