What We Learned From Hurricane Katrina

Why People Consider Hurricane Katrina An ‘Act Of God’ http://testu.be/1MSeah4
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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people. Has the U.S. improved how it responds to such disasters?

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A Decade of Progress in Predictions, Outlooks, and Decision Support
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/advisories/images/Katrina2pg_MAPP2-FINAL.pdf
“Hurricane Katrina, one of the most significant, deadly, and costly hurricanes in United States history made landfall along the Northern Gulf Coast on Monday, August 29, 2005. The storm ultimately caused the loss of over 1,200 lives and $108 billion in property damage.”

10 Years Later, Did We Learn Anything from Hurricane Katrina?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2015/08/14/10-years-later-did-we-learn-anything-from-hurricane-katrina/
“According to NOAA, Katrina killed over 1200 people, resulted in $108 billion in property damage, and happened within a year in which we literally ran out of storm names.”

See how much NASA has learned about hurricanes in the 10 years since Katrina
http://qz.com/485696/see-how-much-nasa-has-learned-about-hurricanes-in-the-10-years-since-katrina/
“With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week in mind, NASA is showing off how much its ability to track and analyze hurricanes has improved in the few years since the devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast of the United States.”

FEMA: By the Numbers – One Year Later
https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2006/08/22/numbers-one-year-later
“Hurricane Katrina was the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history. The storm devastated a 90,000 square-mile area, which is roughly the size of Great Britain.

How New Orleans’ Evacuation Plan Fell Apart
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4860776
“After Hurricane Katrina, around 100,000 people were trapped inside New Orleans, unable to escape for days.”

Stumbling Storm-Aid Effort Put Tons of Ice on Trips to Nowhere
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/us/nationalspecial/stumbling-stormaid-effort-put-tons-of-ice-on-trips-to-nowhere.html
“When the definitive story of the confrontation between Hurricane Katrina and the United States government is finally told, one long and tragicomic chapter will have to be reserved for the odyssey of the ice.”

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