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What were the weather conditions of Hurricane Katrina?

What were the weather conditions of Hurricane Katrina?

Katrina was a large storm with a very distinct eye. Early on the 28th, Katrina reached a minimum central pressure of 902mb (at the peak) – ranking 7th lowest on record for all Atlantic Basin hurricanes – and rapidly intensified to a Category 5 (175mph).

What conditions made Hurricane Katrina so bad?

Flooding, caused largely as a result of fatal engineering flaws in the flood protection system (levees) around the city of New Orleans, precipitated most of the loss of lives. Eventually, 80% of the city, as well as large tracts of neighboring parishes, were inundated for weeks.

Did it rain during Hurricane Katrina?

During its initial landfall in southern Florida, Katrina generated over 5 inches of rainfall across a large area of southeastern Florida. An analysis by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center shows that parts of the region received heavy rainfall, over 15 inches in some locations, which caused localized flooding.

What are the health effects of Hurricane Katrina?

With any natural disaster, comes concerns for human health. Hurricane Katrina brought with it flood waters, the loss of power, little livable space left, and a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Where was the storm surge in Hurricane Katrina?

A so-called back levee was overwhelmed by storm surge in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2012, sending water up to 12-feet high into Braithwaite, Louisiana, an area that did not flood significantly in Hurricane Katrina.

How is the clean up going for Hurricane Katrina?

Clean Up. The clean up for Hurricane Katrina is still on going. A lot of water flooded the city and some areas that were flooded near New Orleans are still under water. Those areas may just become lakes because the water may never drain out. New Orleans had to fix their water pumps in order to drain their city.

How many people died in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina?

The Coast Guard rescued some 34,000 people in New Orleans alone, and many ordinary citizens commandeered boats, offered food and shelter, and did whatever else they could to help their neighbors. Yet the government–particularly the federal government–seemed unprepared for the disaster.