Hurricane Katrina case study

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When did the Hurricane Katrina occurred?

August 29th 2005

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Where did it impacted?

Gulf Coast of USA

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Primary Effects of Hurricane

  • Thousands of homes and businesses destroyed
  • 1,500 people were killed
  • The river was overwhelmed by the extra water, causing it to collapse. Causing 80% of the city was flooded to depths of six metres.
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Secondary Effects of Hurricane

  • Cost about $300 million to repair
  • Thousands of jobs lost and million dollars in lost tax incomes
  • Agricultural production was damaged by tornadoes and flooding.
  • Three million people were left without electricity for over a week.
  • 1 million people were made homeless and about 1,200 people drowned in flood.
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Responses

  • $50 billion in aid was given by the government
  • UK government sent food aid during the early stages of recovery process.