Hurricane Katrina

Title

Hurricane Katrina

Description

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. An estimated 1,836 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005, and millions of others were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans, which experienced the highest death toll.

Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have said Katrina was the most destructive storm to strike the United States. It ranks sixth overall in strength of recorded Atlantic hurricanes. It was also a very large storm; at its peak, maximum winds stretched 25 to 30 nautical miles and its extremely wide swath of hurricane force winds extended at least 75 nautical miles to the east from the center.

It is a failure case of emergency management. Miscommunication between federal and state government brought slow response. Therefore, the federal government reconsidered and reformed the emergency system through the case of Katrina.

Creator

Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Date

28 August 2005.

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Hurricane_Katrina_August_28_2005_NASA.jpg/800px-Hurricane_Katrina_August_28_2005_NASA.jpg

Rights

Source: Zimmermann, K. A. (2012, August 20). Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath. Live Science. Retrieved February 10, 2013, from http://bit.ly/RwC7P0

Publisher

NASA

Contributor

Jeff Schmaltz

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Natural Disaster

Identifier

Disaster, Emergency, Hurricanes, Katrina, Security

Coverage

New Orleans

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Hurricane_Katrina_August_28_2005_NASA.jpg/800px-Hurricane_Katrina_August_28_2005_NASA.jpg

Reference

Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC, Hurricane Katrina, NASA, 28 August 2005.

Cite As

Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC, “Hurricane Katrina,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/146.