Preliminary reports indicate that the official death toll, according to the Louisiana Department of Health, was 1, people. The National Guard began setting up temporary morgues in select locations. Scattered damage[ edit ] General: Army Corps of Engineers admitted that faulty design specifications, incomplete sections, and substandard construction of levee segments, contributed to the damage done to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.
He called the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to warn them of the severity of the coming storm. The foundations were weakened and more and more mold was growing.
The people residing on the Gulf Coast have grim stories to relate about the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Nagin first called for a voluntary evacuation of the city at 5: Low-lying areas east and south of the city were under evacuation orders two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana.
Many of them lost family members and relatives in this disaster. Navigable commercial waterways extended from the lake into the interior of the city to promote waterborne commerce. Many people there had little food or water for several days.
The shelters had filled within 24 hours of opening. Eleven 11 spawned tornadoes were recorded in Mississippi 51 elsewhere. A number of streets and bridges were washed away, including the bridge sections of U.
Social Effects More than 1, people lost their lives in this natural disaster. More than 1, death occurred in Louisiana, around in Mississippi, and 14 in Florida. Katrina came ashore during the high tide of 8: In Plaquemines Parish, an official described those remaining behind as "gambling with their own lives.
This meant that most homes that were flooded had to be completely destroyed.
Hurricane Katrina proved to be a destructive storm with devastating force that nobody was prepared for, and physically devastated many by taking both lives and homes. This normal occurrence of concern for death and disease may be worsened by the exposure to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
This took a few days because they couldn't replace them since the pumps they did have, weren't manufactured anymore. Some rain bands from Katrina also produced tornadoes creating more damage.
In Plaquemines Parish, an official described those remaining behind as "gambling with their own lives. It then moved northwest, becoming Tropical Storm Katrina.
Tropical Storm Katrina first formed Aug. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 monster storm. It was the most destructive hurricane to hit the United States. It did more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S history.
It did most of its damage after it hit Louisiana on August 29, That was after the National Hurricane Center reclassified down to a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to hit the United States coast within the last years. It devastated New Orleans and caused many health concerns for the public.
Perhaps the longest-lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina was its environmental damage that impacted public health.
Significant amounts of industrial waste and raw sewage spilled directly into New Orleans neighborhoods, and oil spills from offshore rigs, coastal refineries, and even corner gas. Katrina is the costliest U.S hurricane, with estimated damage over $81 billion and costs over $ billion ( US dollars).
Map of New Orleans showing flooding depths. Maximum depths are above 15 feet. Health Effects of Hurricane Katrina The main health effects of Hurricane Katrina had to deal with the amount of water left behind in New Orleans.
Outbreaks of West Nile, mold, and endotoxin levels rising were the biggest concerns. Hurricane Katrina moved ashore over southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi early on August 29,as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm.
Credit: GOES Project Science Office Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to .The affects of hurricane katrina on