Hurricane Katrina

Awareness of how to prevent a similar outcome in the future.

Levee and Flood Wall Failures

There were over 50 failures of levees and flood walls during the hurricane. The levees and flood walls should of had been better maintained. There was many breeches in the canal walls which caused a lot of flooding.

Information about Hurricane Katrina

  • Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 hurricane and category 3 at landfall.
  • There was up to 9 meters of rain in some place, 100- 140 mph wind, and the storm lasted 3-4 days.
  • The storm affected Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
  • There were 1,833 casualties.

How to make people aware

To make people aware you can tell them to be prepared, have an emergency evacuation plan, and have a emergency kit with food, water, and medicine. You can recommend to stop building in hurricane zones and stop living in hurricane zones. You can also try to tell the government to be well prepared when another hurricane happens.

How to change the outcome

A way to lessen the impact of a hurricane is to develop architecture suitable for hurricane zones. You can build houses out of bamboo which is flexible and can move with the storm. You can also build higher levees to keep the water maintained and keep the levees well maintained.