Re-building post Katrina
By: Charity H, Lindsey R, Morgan G, and Andrew M
About Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina made contact with the greater New Orleans area on Monday, August 29, 2005. The category 5 hurricane brought 174 mph winds, 8 - 10 inches of rain, and a recorded tide increase of over 14 feet, giving it the label one of the greatest natural disasters in the history of the United States.
After Math of the Storm
Other Sourounding Issues
Efforts for Reconstruction
Several changes in the economy were made following Katrina. Industries like construction, labor force, and housing played an important role in the rebirth of the city. About $120.8 billion in federal money was spent towards rebuilding.
The Rebuilding of New Orleans
The citizens of New Orleans united together like never before in their effort to fix their beloved city.
Music held a significant role in healing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Music was and is apart of New Orleans culture. After Hurricane Katrina hit the city, many musicians recorded tribute songs in order to raise money on behalf of survivors and victims. Artist including Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, and Stevie Wonder contributed to the charity songs for Hurricane Katrina relief.
Many musicians lost their homes in Katrina.Musicians Harry Connick, Jr. and Brandford Marsalis teamed up with habitat for humanity international to build homes for musicians. These homes were known as Musicians Village.
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