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Hurricanes !*What is it?..
A hurricane is a severe tropical cyclone with heavy rains and winds moving 73 - 136 knots.
(twelve on the Beaufort scale.)

Hurricane Katrina.


Hurricane Katrina was one of the most tragic storms to strike to Gulf Coast in decades. This hurricane forced thousands of people to evacuate. Since this hurricane millions of people, and non-profit organizations have helped give shelter to all these people. On August 28th, 2005, hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States with horrible, and scary effects. 1,836 people lost their lives and there was a total cost of $81 billion dollars in damage.This was the 11th named storm, which began June 1, 2005. Seven more than typically have formed by now.

Deadliest Hurricanes.


Rank:
Hurricane:
Year:
Category:
Deaths:
1
Galveston, Tex.
1900
4
8,000
2
Lake Okeechobee, Fla.
1928
4
2,500
3
Katrina (La./Miss.)
2005
3
1,800
4
Florida Keys/S. Tex.
1919
4
600
5
/new England
1938
3
600
6
Florida Keys
1935
5
408
7
Audrey (SW La./N. Tex.)
1957
4
390
8
NE U.S.
1944
3
390
9
Grand Isle, La.
1909
4
350
10
New Orleans, La
1915
4
275
10
Galveston, Tex.
1915
4
275

History.


More than 1,83 lost their lives during the hurricane, and other substances of floods. Years since the hurricane there are still severely families without a home, an many with no families. Over 90% of the town was covered with damaged buildings, houses, etc. This hurricane pushed cars and house with waters reaching 6 to 12 miles into the city. It would cost at lest$1 billion to fix all the damage.

Effects.


Hurricane Katrina made its second and third landfalls in the gulf coast region on August 29, 2005. By 11:00 p.m. on August 29, the mayor described the loss of life as "significant" with reports of bodies floating on the water throughout the city.

Evacuation Effort.

The evacuation was expected to last only two days, but ended up lasting several more because of transportation struggles. On September 3, more than42,00 people were evacuated.

Health Effects.


There were emergency triage centers set up at the airport for all the sick. A steady steam of helicopters brought in millions of evacuees. In addition to dehydration and food poisoning, there was also potential for the spread of hepatitis A, cholera, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever. For the ones who survived they could face long term health risks. The first floor of the hospital flooded and the dead were stacked in a second floor operating room.

Economic Effects && Environmental Effects..

Rank:
Hurricane:
Season:
Cost:
1
Katrina
2005
$89.6 billion
2
Andrew
1992
40.7 billion
3
Ike
2008
$27.0 billion
4
Wilma
2005
$22.7 billion
5
Charley
2004
18.6 billion

Sources ! !


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_effects_of_hurricane_katrina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

Pictures.


imagesCAP2AHLE.jpg
^^^ how they saw peopel in the water.
hurricane-katrina-2.jpg
^^^Hurricane Katrina.
damage_3.jpg
^^^cars that got pushed.
damage_2.jpg
^^^das=maged houses.
damage_1.jpg
^^^ damage.

Hurricane Katrina made several damages and here are some of them. This hurricane pushed cars, split house, and buildings and killed thousands!