Civic-Political: How did the government help out affected citizens? • Relief Efforts – FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) • Shelter – makeshift shelters in public buildings • Safety – National Guard, Mandatory Evacuation • Clean up – city workers (government employees) • Financial Aid – Declared Disaster Area, federal money to aid those affected • Government Services - firefighters, police officers, teachers, city maintenance workers • Mandatory Evacuation – by order of the mayor
Social-Cultural – How did citizens of the US come together to help out? • Volunteers – Red Cross, regular citizens • Food Drives • Professional Services- volunteer firemen, electricians • School Drives – What are some things we do to help those in our community?
Economic– How has Hurricane Isaac affected the economics of the South?Hurricane Isaac - $1 BillionIn addition to the cost of damage, many local businesses will no longer be able to produce goods and services: fishing, oil, gas, manufacturing.(Turn and talk) What happens to the costs of goods when there aren’t very many?What can we expect at the gas pump?
History- How does Hurricane Isaac fit into the history of the South’s hurricanes? • Top 10 most damaging Hurricanes: 10. Hurricane Jeanne (2004) $4.1 billion 9. Hurricane Frances (2005) $5.2 billion 8. Hurricane Rita (2005) $6.1 billion 7. Hurricane Hugo (1989) $6.6 billion Hurricane Isaac: $1 billion 6. Hurricane Ivan (2005) $8 billion Not even in the top 20! 5. Hurricane Charley (2004) $8.4 Billion 4. Hurricane Wilma (2005) $11.3 Billion 3. Hurricane Ike (2008) $12.6 billion 2. Hurricane Andrew (1992) $22.2 Billion 1. Hurricane Katrina (2005) $45.1 billion
Geography: How does location become part of the problem? • New Orleans and parts of the Gulf Shore are actually below sea level. That means you would have to walk uphill to get to the ocean! (Turn and talk: how does that affect flood risk?) • The geography of the area is prone (likely to have) to hurricanes and flooding. Why? • History tells us that these hurricanes have happened in the past and the location of this area shows us that they will happen again in the future!
So why do people stay in New Orleans and rebuild over and over?Discuss and Share!