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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
An assessment of the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
# 94278 | 3,118 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses how the 2005 hurricane season proved to be particularly intense and damaging. Hurricane Katrina caused a breech of levees and massive flooding and losses in New Orleans. Hurricane Rita was also almost as intense as Katrina but luckily did not cause as much damage. In particular, the paper looks at how it is important to recognize that hurricane preparedness is essential to minimizing the damage caused by hurricanes and how, given the margin of error in hurricane forecasting, the damage may not always materialize but failure to act on a hurricane warning could prove to be much more costly in life and property losses. This paper assesses the impact of Katrina and Rita in order to study Hurricane emergency response and what needs to be done to produce a response that would minimize loss of life and property.

Forecasting Hurricanes
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Rita
Damage by Katrina
Rita Follows Katrina
Emergency Planning for Future Hurricanes
Discussion and Conclusions

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