Environmental public health impacts of disasters: hurricane katrina is the summary of this workshop this report will inform the public health, first responder, and scientific communities on how the affected community can be helped in both the midterm and the near future. Hurricane katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly category 5 hurricane that struck the gulf coast of the united states in august 2005, causing catastrophic damage from central florida to eastern texas. Hurricane katrina: two disasters from the frontline film, the old man and the storm, the life of herbert gettridge was followed after he returned to the 9th ward of new orleans to rebuild his home after it was destroyed in hurricane katrina on august 29, 2005. The worst of katrina was an act of man, not an act of god i heard something like that from every local i encountered in new orleans earlier this year no matter their age, race or religion, the. Hurricane katrina raised major questions about our nation's readiness and ability to respond to catastrophic disasters hurricane rita increased demands on an already stressed response and recovery effort by all levels of government.
The atlantic ocean's hurricane season peaks from mid-august to late october and averages five to six hurricanes per year rare footage of some of the world's worst natural disasters. Protect vulnerable older adults in louisiana during hurricane katrina, roughly 71 percent of the victims were older than 60 and 47 percent were over the age of 75. Hurricane katrina underscored the need for greater access to primary healthcare in the united states our support for local health organizations working to meet the needs of storm survivors began a decade of expanding and improving access for people in need to health services in the us.
Hurricane katrina was a category 5 hurricane that hit southern louisiana on august 29, 2005, destroying many people's homes and leaving them without shelter, food, clothing, and other necessary resources. This week marks the 10th anniversary of hurricane katrina, which was one of the worst natural disasters in us history during the late summer of 2005 in addition to showing the determination and. Ultimately, hurricane katrina led to the tragic demise of 1,245 individuals, making it one of the worst natural disasters to ever have occurred in united states history and one of the worst hurricanes of all time.
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 175 mph. Today, the administration released its review of the federal response to hurricane katrina the president's charge to evaluate the federal government's response to the storm resulted in the report. Boo killebrew cleverly evokes the havoc of hurricane katrina through her doctor father's memories of the disaster and the imperilled characters they recall. Tropical storm katrina becomes a category 1 hurricane and hits south florida, killing about a dozen people and leaving 15 million homes without power friday, aug 26 katrina passes into the gulf of mexico and aims at louisiana and mississippi, becoming a category 2 hurricane.
Katrina, the new orleans nightmare : documentary on the devastation of hurricane katrina this documentary you're sure to enjoy and it'll probably make you think it's part of a series of exciting. Hurricane katrina: dod disaster response summary the issue that has received the most attention in post-katrina discussions is the speed of rescue and relief operations. Hurricane katrina was the most destructive natural disaster in us history 2 the overall destruction wrought by hurricane katrina, which was both a large and powerful hurricane as well as a catastrophic flood, vastly exceeded that of any other major disaster, such as the chicago fire of 1871, the san francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, and.
Hurricane katrina (august 2005) became a large and extremely powerful hurricane that caused enormous destruction and significant loss of life it is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the united states, surpassing the record previously held by hurricane andrew from 1992. Hurricane katrina, the costliest disaster in us history, struck the gulf coast during the same week that the fall 2005 environmental hazards management (emse 334) class commenced. Hurricane katrina was a natural disaster of enormous proportion, but its tragic consequences have been made even worse by an unnatural disaster œ the failure of our.
Hurricane katrina slammed into the us gulf coast on aug 29, 2005, destroying beachfront towns in mississippi and louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing 1,833 when levees in new orleans were breached, 80% of the city was submerged by the flooding. 10 years after hurricane katrina: it lessons learned as it turns out, the cloud is an ideal tool for managing the risks associated with a hurricane or other natural disaster. 3 hurricane katrina: challenges for the community the affected area of hurricane katrina covered three states and approximately 90,000 square miles in the state of louisiana alone, approximately 17 million people were affected by the storm and needed to be evacuated.