Relief organizations scrambled to locate suitable areas for relocating evacuees on a large scale. The police brutality also remained high while prisoners were on the interstate. In addition to the fatality caused by the F2 tornado, there was another fatality in a traffic accident.. The study also suggests, however, that residents felt more fearful and suspicious of the evacuees, as well as the fact that they were being taken advantage of more. , The American Red Cross, America's Second Harvest (now known as Feeding America), Southern Baptist Convention, Salvation Army, Oxfam, Common Ground Collective, Burners Without Borders, Emergency Communities, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Service International, "A River of Hope", The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many other charitable organizations provided aid to victims in the aftermath of the storm. John A. Kilpatrick and Sofia Dermisi, "The Aftermath of Katrina: Recommendations for Real Estate Research", Rebecca Solnit, A paradise built in hell, Chapter V, Penguin Books, 2009, Lauren Barsky, Joseph Trainor, Manuel Torres, "Disaster Realities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:Revisiting the Looting Myth", Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, 2006, Jim Dwyer and Christopher Drew, "After Katrina, crimes of the imagination", The New York Times, 29 September 2009 [Accessed 16/07/2013], Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press Service. Charity Hospital sustained significant damage as well. However, even though there were thousands of people who were evacuating at the center, along with network newscasters, pleading desperately for help on CNN, FOX, and other broadcast outlets, FEMA head Michael Brown and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff both claimed that they had no knowledge of the usage of the Convention Center as a shelter until the afternoon of September 1.. San Antonio, Texas also agreed to house 25,000 refugees, initiating relocation efforts in vacant office buildings on the grounds of KellyUSA, a former air force base. Ultimately, the storm caused more than $160 billion in damage, and it reduced the population of New Orleans by …  Congress recognized the Coast Guard's response with an official entry in the Congressional Record, and the Armed Service was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.. Although Hurricane Katrina made landfall well to the west, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle were both affected by tropical-storm force winds and a storm surge varying from 12 to 16 feet (3.7–4.9 m) around Mobile Bay, with higher waves on top. She didn’t return to the city for a year. Governor Blanco and her staff disputed this.  Before the storm, subsidence and erosion caused loss of land in the Louisiana wetlands and bayous. For a decade after Katrina, New Orleans was a whiter city than it had been before.  Delayed mortality as an effect of the storm continued with rates up to 5% until 2011. Un Équipe d'intervention spéciale de la patrouille frontalière des recherches sur une pièce par la chambre d'hôtel à New Orleans en réponse à l'ouragan Katrina. At the Convention Center, four bodies were recovered.  It is known that "[m]inority status itself has been shown to increase the risk of PTSD after trauma, though this effect may be largely because of differential exposure to poverty in violence. About 80 percent of the city—mostly neighborhoods more than tourist areas and the business district—was suddenly underwater. After 1965, the corps built a levee system around a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp.  As of March 30, 2010, there were still 260 families living in FEMA-provided trailers in Louisiana and Mississippi. The City of Gretna on the West Bank of the Mississippi River received considerable press coverage when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (late August 2005), displaced and dehydrated survivors who attempted to escape from New Orleans by walking over the Crescent City Connection bridge over the Mississippi River were turned back at gunpoint by City of Gretna Police, along with Crescent City Connection Police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies, who set up a roadblock on the bridge in the days following the hurricane. By September 1, 6,500 National Guard troops had arrived in New Orleans, and on September 2 Blanco requested a total of 40,000 for assistance in evacuation and security efforts in Louisiana. At the time, as many as 100 were reported to have died in the Superdome, with most deaths resulting from heat exhaustion, but other reported incidents included an accused rapist who was beaten to death by a crowd and an apparent suicide. These prisoners were kept in conditions that included a portable toilet and military issued meals, but excluded a mattress or cot. ".  In all, 3,600 of the division's paratroopers were deployed to New Orleans to participate in Task Force All-American. , Katrina's storm surge inundated all parishes surrounding Lake Pontchartrain, including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes. On August 30, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco ordered the complete evacuation of the remaining people that sought shelter in the Superdome. , Shortly after the hurricane moved away on August 30, 2005, some residents of New Orleans who remained in the city began looting stores.  Forty nine percent lies below sea level, in places to equivalent depths. For example, during A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a benefit concert for victims of the hurricane, rapper Kanye West veered off script and harshly criticized the government's response to the crisis, stating that "George Bush doesn't care about black people. A temporary jail was constructed of chain link cages in the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, the city's main train station. , Direct Relief provided a major response in the Gulf states so health providers could treat the local patients and evacuees.  Five former police officers pleaded guilty to charges connected to the Danziger Bridge shootings in the aftermath of the hurricane.  These public defendersâ income came from the traffic tickets and court fees of the city residents. Eastern Arkansas received light rain from the passage of Katrina. The local municipalities were charged with maintenance once the projects were completed. No checking for weapons was done among the crowd as was done at the Superdome, and a large store of alcohol kept at the Convention Center was looted. The major levee breaches in the city included breaches at the 17th Street Canal levee, the London Avenue Canal, and the wide, navigable Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, which left approximately 80% of New Orleans flooded. Katrina, The New Orleans Nightmare : Documentary on the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  The Department of Defense also activated volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol. Natural DISASTERS Slide: 2-4 Natural Disasters 5-6 Hurricanes 7-8 Hurricane Katrina 9-12 New Orleans 13-14 Hurricane Katrina 15-22 Impacts of Hurricane Katrina 23 Aftermath 24 Bibliography Based on these reports, government officials expected hundreds of dead to be found in the Superdome, but instead found only six dead: four natural deaths, one drug overdose, and one suicide. Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Bourbon Street Before Storm. Although the Superdome suffered damage by water and wind to the overall interior and exterior structures, as well as interior damage from human waste and trash, the facility was repaired at a cost of US$185 million and was ready for games by the autumn of 2006. Later that day, area affiliates of local television station WDSU reported New Orleans was experiencing widespread flooding due to breaches of several Army Corps-built levees, was without power, and experienced several instances of catastrophic damage in residential and business areas. Many neighboring areas and parishes also called for evacuations. There were five tornadoes in the northwestern portion of the state, though none of them caused significant damage. The United Kingdom's donation of 350,000 emergency meals did not reach victims because of laws regarding mad cow disease. The remnants of Katrina spawned a tornado in Virginia, damaging at least 13 homes in Marshall. Most evacuees had stayed within 250 miles (400 km), but 240,000 households went to Houston and other cities over 250 miles (400 km) away and another 60,000 households went over 750 miles (1,200 km) away. Guardsman Lieutenant Colonel Pete had commented that "dozens of high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers, and generators were abroad. By four weeks after the storm, evacuees had been registered in all 50 states and in 18,700 zip codes—half of the nation's residential postal zones. All three coastal counties of the state were severely affected by the storm. Chertoff designated Michael D. Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as the Principal Federal Official to lead the deployment and coordination of all federal response resources and forces in the Gulf Coast region. Since the storm surge produced by the hurricane's right-front quadrant (containing the strongest winds) was forecast to be 28 feet (8.5 m), while the levees offered protection to 23 feet (7.0 m), emergency management officials in New Orleans feared that the storm surge could go over the tops of levees protecting the city, causing major flooding. The department head told reporters, "I think it was an urban myth. Les ouragans se forme au desus des océan pendant l'été et tot automne quand l'eau chaud et du l'air humide se mélange. New Orleans firefighters attempt to extinguish a blaze at a downtown business, Aug. 30, 2005. A number of local law enforcement agents from across the country were temporarily deputized by the state. The storm surge caused approximately 23 breaches in the drainage canal and navigational canal levees and floodwalls.  Some smaller organizations and individuals ignored the access restrictions and provided early relief. On August 27, the storm reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, becoming the third major hurricane of the season.  Reports stated that some people were so desperate for food and water that they used intravenous therapy to receive nutrients. They were not allowed into New Orleans proper by the National Guard for several days after the storm because of safety concerns. "The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why". These breaches caused the majority of the flooding, according to a June 2007 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Chicago, Illinois received over 6,000 people, the most of any non-southern city. Hurricane Katrina Exhibit - New Orleans Presbytere New Orleans has an average elevation of six feet below sea level, which puts the city at risk for flooding during heavy rainstorms.  As conditions worsened and flood waters continued to rise, on August 31, Governor Blanco ordered that all of New Orleans, including the Superdome, be evacuated.  The storm surge and waves from Katrina also severely damaged the Chandeleur Islands, which had been affected by Hurricane Ivan the previous year. Orkanen Katrina er orkanen, der fra den 23. All these changes are attributed in some way to Katrina. , Many reported instances of "looting" were in fact stranded survivors scavenging necessary supplies such as food, water, clothing, and shelter. Early in September, Congress authorized a total of $62.3 billion in aid for victims.  This was refused by Governor Blanco who indicated that her National Guard could manage. Twelve deaths occurred in South Florida, of which three were caused by downed trees in Broward County, three from drowning in Miami-Dade County, three were from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by generators, one was due to a vehicle accident, one occurred during debris cleanup, and one was associated with a lack of electricity.  Arkansas also opened various shelters and state parks throughout the state for evacuees. One of these four is believed to be the result of a homicide. , As the U.S. military and rescue services regained control over the city, there were restrictions on the activity of the media. Pour qu’un cyclone se forme correctement il faut un faible cisaillement vertical des vents. , On August 28, Alabama Governor Bob Riley declared a state of emergency for the approaching Hurricane Katrina. " However, during the testimony by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Michael Brown before a U.S. House subcommittee on September 26, Representative Stephen Buyer (R-IN) inquired as to why President Bush's declaration of state of emergency of August 27 had not included the coastal parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines. , In the year following Katrina's strike on the Gulf Coast, The Salvation Army allocated donations of more than $365 million to serve more than 1.7 million people in nearly every state. , At a news conference at 10 a.m. EDT on August 28, shortly after Katrina was upgraded to a Category 5 storm, New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin ordered the first-ever mandatory evacuation of the city, calling Katrina "a storm that most of us have long feared. Preliminary estimates by Mississippi officials calculated that 90% of the structures within half a mile of the coastline were completely destroyed, and that storm surges traveled as much as 6 miles (10 km) inland in portions of the state's coast. La plupart des experts s’accordent à penser que Katrina sera la plus coûteuse catastrophe naturelle de l’histoire des États-Unis. After using multiple tests, analyses, and descriptive statistics, the study suggested residents grew to become more patient, tolerant, and friendly towards newcomers.  Officials closed the Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Key West International Airport, and Florida Keys Marathon Airport due to the storm. There have been some suggestions concerning the usage of natural capital to further aid New Orleans's economy.  The first deaths were reported shortly before midnight on August 28, 2005 as three nursing home patients died during an evacuation to Baton Rouge. 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In the Superdome, for example, the New Orleans sex crimes unit investigated every report of rape or atrocity and found only two verifiable incidents, both of sexual assault. While located on I-10, the inmates were given water and food, though for some this was given too late.  Each prosecutor was only paid $30,000 starting off and the public defenders only $29,000. Katrina caused eleven tornadoes in Mississippi on August 29, some of which damaged trees and power lines. Other factors may have contributed to the flooding.  The rains caused flooding, and the combination of rains and winds downed trees and power lines, leaving 1.45 million people without power.  Nonetheless, in June 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District submitted a Deep-Draft De-authorization Study of the MRGO which stated that "an economic evaluation of channel navigation use does not demonstrate a Federal interest in continued operation and maintenance of the channel." The I-10 Twin Span Bridge traveling east towards Slidell suffered severe damage; 473 spans were separated from their supports and 64 spans dropped into the lake. The French offer was also declined and requested later. India sent tarps, blankets, and hygiene kits. Sunday Review Remembering Katrina and Its Unlearned Lessons, 15 Years On.  They based this on statistics showing that black residents of New Orleans are more likely to be unemployed than when the storm hit, and are also more likely to be living in poverty. Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the 82nd's commanding general, noted: "We eventually became the 82nd 'Waterborne' Division," the general said, "and that really was our forte" during search-and-rescue and security missions in flooded sections of the city. " Several shootings occurred between police and New Orleans residents, some involving police misconduct; including an incident where police officers killed two unarmed civilians and seriously injured four others at Danziger Bridge.  However, access to downtown New Orleans and the "shelter of last resort" at the Convention Center was never closed because River Road in Jefferson Parish and Leake Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans were not flooded, and would have allowed access throughout the immediate post-storm emergency period. The convention center's president (who was there with a small group of convention center employees at this time) addressed the crowd near dark, informing them that there was no food, water, medical care, or other services.
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