On the morning of August 29 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit New
Orleans a Category 3 Hurricane which as predicted made the sea levels rise
which in turn broke the levees. Katrina brought with it 125 mph winds and
8 inch of rain. As 20% of New Orleans is build under sea level the levees
are the only protection the city has from the sea. The breaking of the levees
was one of the major causes of the deaths people were unable to leave their
homes as they was wide spread flooding. Drinking water became polluted and
power sources very limited.
In Louisiana alone 1,577 were reported dead and 700 are still missing
I went to New Orleans 4 years ago it's a wonderful place
full of life fun and the people are lovely.
should never forget what happened there the way it will forever change the
The help New Orleans needed wasn't there till days after. People were only
advised to evacuate at 10:00 a.m. on August 28 (19 hours before it hit).
I know people who use to live there who's house was totally destroyed unable
to get enough insurance money they can not go back to rebuild. Katrina still
affects people every day.