Stranded survivors dotted the tops of houses citywide. File Photo by U. Tammanyand Washington parishes had called for voluntary or mandatory evacuations. The people of the city were put in temporary trailers while their homes were destroyed and then reconstructed. When the water was finally pumped out, the homes had to be taken care of.
Damage to buildings and roads[ edit ] An aerial view of the flooding in part of the Central Business District. In a live news conference, Mayor Nagin predicted that "the storm surge most likely will topple our levee system", and warned that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico would be shut down.
Keesler Air Force Basealso located in Biloxi, reported extensive damage to its facilities. Many people chopped their way onto their roofs with hatchets and sledge hammers, which Mayor Nagin had residents urged to store in their attics in case of such events.
This meant that most homes that were flooded had to be completely destroyed. It was inundated with corruption from higher up officials and had underpaid officers manning the streets. It was still a hurricane near Laurel, Mississippi, but became a tropical depression over the Tennessee Valley August As a strategy to prevent health complications, household water pipes were repaired and replaced.
Torres carried a flag to help let circling helicopters know he was not looting. Most buildings came through well structurally.
Many of them lost family members and relatives in this disaster. A look at Hurricane Katrina before it hits land near New Orleans. File Photo by Roger L. Additional acts of unrest occurred following the storm, particularly with the New Orleans Police Department. What expansion accomplished was to increase the amount of land that could be developed, and it was a reason for the Army Corps to expand the size of its project.
Army Corps of Engineers Lt. The darker areas are the flood waters and the dates under the pictures show the progress made to rid the city of the water.
Slowly turning north along the eastern coast of Louisiana, at 4 a. Reports of gangs roving the city shooting police officers and survivors were also false, as only one policeman was shot in the aftermath of Katrina and no indictments were brought forward against the supposed gang members.
Lee Boulevard, and on the lower side a block in from the Mirabeau Avenue Bridge. Note that repairs include modern renovation, since it is not feasible to assess damage in terms of restoring federal buildings to the year they were built. The cemeteries are above ground here, due to the high water table.
Though it was claimed that the oil spills had been cleaned completely, many environmentalists continue to opine that the effects of Hurricane Katrina will continue to affect the ecology and biodiversity for many years to come. Brown, and the Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, Eddie Compass, were forced to resign as a result of the growing furore.
Most of the death toll though, was in Mississippi and Louisiana, but a few deaths were also reported in Florida. There are two different types of coping behaviors which are correlated with children that are able to accurately predict post-traumatic stress reactions.
Clean water and food were brought in while the plants that filtered the water were being repaired and power was restored. Some hotels and hospitals reported diesel fuel shortages. CDT, it was reported that most of the windows on the north side of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans had been blown out, and many other high rise buildings had extensive window damage.
Roadways and railways were put out of service by excessive amounts of debris and occasional collapse most notably the I Twin Span Bridge. With the flooding came all new types of bacteria from the open water, leaving New Orleans with little to defend itself.
The fact that Katrina occurred at the end of the month before pay checks were in the hands of many was also significant.
The I Twin Span Bridge traveling east towards Slidellsuffered severe damage; spans were separated from their supports and 64 spans dropped into the lake.The effect of Hurricane Katrina is significant. Since the storm hit the United States Gulf Coast in late Augusta number of people and communities have felt its impact, and the negative effect of Hurricane Katrina continues to be felt today.
Perhaps the longest-lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina was its environmental damage that impacted public health. Significant amounts of industrial waste and raw sewage spilled directly into New Orleans neighborhoods, and oil spills from offshore rigs, coastal refineries, and even corner gas.
The effect of Hurricane Katrina is significant. Since the storm hit the United States Gulf Coast in late Augusta number of people and communities have felt its impact, and the negative effect of Hurricane Katrina continues to be felt today.
Social effects of Hurricane Katrina The impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the history of the United States. In addition to the over 1, fatalities caused by Katrina over the Southeast, there were thousands of people, and as many animals, who rode out Katrina and were left without clean water.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. An estimated 1, people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late Augustand. Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to hit the United States coast within the last years.
It devastated New Orleans and caused many health concerns for the public.Download