Path and Category Formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the Bahamas On 8/25 the hurricane crossed southern Florida as a Category 1 Katrina strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 5 It hit New Orleans on 8/28 as a Category 4
Wind Speeds • The maximum winds speeds that the hurricane reached were 175 mph and a minimum central pressure of 902 millibars. Which was while it was over the Gulf of Mexico on 8/28 • Wind speeds were 125 mph when it hit New Orleans. Hurricane force winds extended for 120 miles outward from the center.
Cost The cost is estimated to be 100 billion dollars and increasing.
Statistics • Economist and crisis consultant Randall Bell wrote: "Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the largest natural disaster in the history of the United States. Preliminary damage estimates were well in excess of $100 billion, eclipsing many times the damage brought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992." • 2nd most intense hurricane to hit the United States • 3rd deadliest hurricane to hit the United States • It was the most expensive hurricane to hit the Untied States • Affected 7 States – Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, Georiga and Ohio • 80 % of New Orleans was under water (flooded) • Most the damage was cause by the storm surge which was 17 to 25 feet • 43 tornadoes resulted from hurricane Katrina
Statistics Continued 1,800 Died 4169 Illnesses 2018 Injured 200,000 homes destroyed 350,000 cars damaged 1.2 million evacuated Over 1 million displaced 10’s of thousands without food, water and medicine
Works Cited • www.hhs.gov • www.cdc.gov • www.usatoday.com • www.hurricanekatrina.com • www.weather.com