Dec 06 2010

Hurricane Katrina

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This image is from the FEMA Photo Library. Photo by: Jocelyn Augustino

On the morning of August 29, 2005 the citizens of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of Florida were awoken by the the sixth strongest Atlantic hurricane recorded. In sum, this massive hurricane inflicted 81 billion dollars worth of damages and claimed 1,863 lives. Further more, 80% of the city of New Orleans was flooded due to the failure of the levees and substantial amounts of rain. The government, under President Bush, implemented an evacuation system that in total redistributed over one million people throughout the Southeastern United States. The aftermath of this hurricane will be felt throughout the Southeastern United Sates for an indefinite amount of time in the political arena, economic growth and repercussion, and the public health sphere

This image is from the FEMA Photo Library. Photo by: Jocelyn Augustino

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