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What Was Hurricane Katrina

Author : Robin Koontz
ISBN : 9780698412408
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst. Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors’ tales of triumph.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hurricane Katrina And The Lessons Of Disaster Relief

Author : Michael Powelson
ISBN : 9781527500785
Genre : History
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Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, exposed the failings and incompetence of local, state, and federal officials, as well as the private sector and a host of other public and private agencies. This volume explores how inaction, lack of planning and undisguised greed insured that a category 3 hurricane would result in widespread destruction of both lives and property. It adopts a multifaceted approach to Hurricane Katrina, and includes studies from the fields of oral history, environmental science, physics, political science, sociology, and history. Part One provides first-hand accounts from people that lived through the hurricane and its aftermath. Part Two looks at how various entities responded, or failed to respond, to the disaster. Included in this section are articles on public health, tourism, environmental science, and the role of the Army Corp of Engineers. Part Three incorporates data from the aftermath of Katrina to suggest future responses to hurricanes and other natural/human made disasters. Finally, Harry Shearer, actor, radio host of Le Show, and director of The Big Uneasy, a documentary on Katrina and its aftermath, contributes an article on the various elements that went into the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina.
Category: History

Cnn Reports Hurricane Katrina

Author : CNN News
ISBN : 0740758446
Genre : Nature
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Documents over a fourteen day period the destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina on the homes and businesses of Mississippi and Louisiana and the personal hardships and tragedies endured by the residents of these areas.
Category: Nature

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Ellen Rodger
ISBN : 0778715868
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 29.50 MB
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Examines the causes of this massive hurricane, its devastating floods, and the relief efforts to help those affected by the disaster.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Jamie Pietras
ISBN : 9781438103204
Genre : Disaster relief
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When the first signs of sunlight emerged from the trickling rain the morning of Monday, August 29, 2005, many residents of the city of New Orleans hoped the worst was behind them. Hours earlier, the tropical hurricane known as Katrina made landfall at an area just 70 miles to the southeast of the city, tearing the roofs off buildings and tossing boats like confetti. Tens of thousands of survivors in need of food, water, and medical attention sat stranded along the city's sweltering highways and in the Superdome and Convention Center. Worse, others remained trapped in their damaged homes. In an attempt to coordinate relief efforts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency implemented strict disaster-response rules that made it difficult for organizations to offer assistance and waited a precious five days before sending much-needed supplies to the Convention Center. Hurricane Katrina explains how the disaster stands among the worst in U.S. history, killing more than 1,600 people, and destroying 200,000 homes along the Gulf Coast. More than a million fled the Gulf region, where economic losses and property damages from flooding were expected to reach a record $125 billion.
Category: Disaster relief

Forces Of Nature Inquiry Card The Path Of Hurricane Katrina

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ISBN : 9781425883942
Genre : Science
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Elaborate on the concept of forces in nature using this science inquiry card and lesson. Using vibrant, engaging images for science exploration allows all students to make connections and relate science concepts to new situations.
Category: Science

The Storm

Author : Ivor van Heerden
ISBN : 9781101201701
Genre : Science
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The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedy?from the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts during the Katrina disaster. Over the following eighteen months, he was even more prominent as he challenged the official version of those events and campaigned for an engineering plan that would protect all of southeastern Louisiana, once and for all. In The Storm, van Heerden lays out in full detail the stunning incompetence among the bureaucrats, the politicians, and the Army Corps of Engineers that culminated in the catastrophe that crippled, perhaps forever, a great American city.
Category: Science

The Great Deluge

Author : Douglas Brinkley
ISBN : 9780061744730
Genre : History
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In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half-million homes—followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself. In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.
Category: History

Hurricane Katrina Social Consequences And Political Lessons

Author : World Socialist Web Site Staff
ISBN : 9781893638006
Genre : Disaster relief
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This pamphlet brings together 20 articles and statements published by the World Socialist Web Site in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, presenting a preliminary assessment of the social significance and political implications of the disaster. The articles are presented chronologically, enabling the reader to follow the WSWS analysis and commentary as the events were unfolding.
Category: Disaster relief