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Name Hurricane Katrina| Type=hurricane| Year=2005| Basin=Atl| Image location=Hurricane Katrina August 28 2005 NASA.jpg| Image name=Hurricane Katrina at peak intensity in the Gulf of Mexico on August 28, 2005| Formed=August 23, 2005| Dissipated=August 31, 2005| Extratropical=August 30| 1-min winds=150| Pressure=902| Damages=125000



List of costliest Atlantic hurricanes>Tied as costliest tropical cyclone on recorweblink| Fatalities= 1,245–1,836 total*Bahamas
    | Hurricane season=2005 Atlantic hurricane season{edih}{{Katrina}}Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane that made landfall on Florida and Louisiana in August 2005, causing catastrophic damage, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Subsequent flooding, caused largely as a result of fatal engineering flaws in the flood protection system known as leveesNEWS,weblink Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps, August 13, 2018, en, around the city of New Orleans, precipitated most of the loss of lives. The storm was the third major hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States, behind only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Hurricane Camille in 1969, and Hurricane Michael in 2018.The storm originated over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, from the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten. Early on the following day, the tropical depression then intensified into a tropical storm as it headed generally westward toward Florida, strengthening into a hurricane only two hours before making landfall at Hallandale Beach and Aventura on August 25. After very briefly weakening again to a tropical storm, Katrina emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and began to rapidly intensify. The storm strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of MexicoNEWS, NASA – Heat in the Gulf,weblink www.nasa.gov, September 16, 2005, en, but weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on August 29, over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. As Katrina made landfall, its front right quadrant, which held the strongest winds, slammed into Gulfport, Mississippi, devastating it.JOURNAL, Zimmermann, Kim Ann, 2015, Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage and Aftermath,weblink Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage and Aftermath, Katrina caused extensive destruction and casualties: overall, at least 1,836 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making Katrina the deadliest United States hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. Severe property damage occurred in numerous coastal areas, such as Mississippi beachfront towns where boats and casino barges rammed buildings, pushing cars and houses inland; water reached {{convert|6|–|12|mi|km|0}} from the beach. The total property damage was estimated at $125 billion (2005 USD),REPORT, Knabb, Richard D, Rhome, Jamie R, Brown, Daniel P, {{NHC TCR url, AL122005_Katrina, |format=PDF|title=Hurricane Katrina: August 23 – 30, 2005|author4=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=January 8, 2016|publisher=United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service|date=December 20, 2005|type=Tropical Cyclone Report}} roughly four times the damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992,REPORT, Rappaport, Edward N, National Hurricane Center, December 10, 1993, January 1, 2013, Hurricane Andrew: August 16 – 28,weblink Preliminary Report, United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service, tying Katrina with Hurricane Harvey of 2017 as the costliest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record.REPORT, National Hurricane Center, Blake, Eric S, Landsea, Christopher W, Gibney, Ethan J, November 27, 2012, live, August 2011, The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (And Other Frequently Requested Hurricane Facts), NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NHC-6, November 27, 2012, United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service,weblinkweblink Over fifty breaches in surge protection levees surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana was the cause of the majority of the death and destruction during Katrina.Charles F. Anderson, Jurjen A. Battjes; et al. (2007). "The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why" (PDF). American Society of Civil Engineers. Retrieved July 25, 2016. Eventually, 80% of the city, as well as large tracts of neighboring parishes, became flooded, and the floodwaters lingered for weeks.JOURNAL, Plyer, Allison, Facts for Features: Katrina Impact, The Data Center, August 28, 2015, February 22, 2016,weblink Most of the transportation and communication networks servicing New Orleans were damaged or disabled by the flooding, and tens of thousands of people who had not evacuated the city prior to landfall became stranded with little access to food, shelter or basic necessities. The scale of the disaster in New Orleans provoked massive national and international response efforts; federal, local and private rescue operations evacuated displaced persons out of the city over the following weeks. Multiple investigations in the aftermath of the storm concluded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which had designed and built the region's levees decades earlier, was responsible for the failure of the flood-control systems,NEWS, Robertson, Campbell, Decade after Katrina pointing finger more firmly at Army Corps, New York Times, May 23, 2015, October 31, 2015,weblink though federal courts later ruled that the Corps could not be held financially liable because of sovereign immunity in the Flood Control Act of 1928.NEWS, Nossiter, Adam, In Court Ruling on Floods, More Pain for New Orleans, New York Times,weblink February 1, 2008, February 22, 2016, There were also widespread criticisms and investigations of the emergency responses from federal, state and local governments, which resulted in the resignations of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Eddie Compass. Many other government officials were criticized for their responses, especially New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, and President George W. Bush. Several agencies including the United States Coast Guard (USCG), National Hurricane Center (NHC) and National Weather Service (NWS) were commended for their actions. The NHC was found to have provided accurate hurricane forecasts with sufficient lead time.

    Meteorological history

    {{storm path|Katrina 2005 track.png}}Hurricane Katrina formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005, as the result of the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten four days earlier. The storm strengthened into Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24. The tropical storm moved towards Florida and became a hurricane only two hours before making landfall between Hallandale Beach and Aventura on the morning of August 25. The storm weakened over land, but it regained hurricane status about one hour after entering the Gulf of Mexico, and it continued strengthening over open waters. On August 27, the storm reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, becoming the third major hurricane of the season. An eyewall replacement cycle disrupted the intensification but caused the storm to nearly double in size. The storm rapidly intensified after entering the Gulf, growing from a Category 3 hurricane to a Category 5 hurricane in just nine hours. This rapid growth was due to the storm's movement over the "unusually warm" waters of the Loop Current.WEB, Leben, Robert, Born, George, Scott, Jim,weblink CU-Boulder Researchers Chart Katrina's Growth In Gulf Of Mexico, University of Colorado at Boulder, September 15, 2005, May 20, 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090301014255weblink">weblink March 1, 2009, File:NOAA-Hurricane-Katrina-Aug28-05-2145UTC.jpg|thumb|right|Katrina on August 28, nearing the Gulf CoastGulf CoastKatrina attained Category 5 status on the morning of August 28 and reached its peak strength at 1800 UTC that day, with maximum sustained winds of {{convert|175|mph|km/h|-1|abbr=on}} and a minimum central pressure of {{convert|902|mbar|inHg|abbr=on|lk=on}}. The pressure measurement made Katrina the fifth most intense Atlantic hurricane on record at the time, only to be surpassed by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma later in the season; it was also the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico at the time. However, this record was later broken by Hurricane Rita. The hurricane subsequently weakened due to another eyewall replacement cycle, and Katrina made its second landfall at 1110 UTC on August 29, as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana. At landfall, hurricane-force winds extended outward {{convert|120|mi|km}} from the center and the storm's central pressure was {{convert|920|mbar|inHg|abbr=on}}. After moving over southeastern Louisiana and Breton Sound, it made its third landfall near the Louisiana–Mississippi border with {{convert|120|mph|km/h|-1|abbr=on}} sustained winds, still at Category 3 intensity.NEWS,weblink Monsters of the Atlantic: The Basin's Category 5 Hurricanes, The Weather Channel, September 11, 2017, en-US, Katrina maintained strength well into Mississippi, finally losing hurricane strength more than {{convert|150|mi|km}} inland near Meridian, Mississippi. It was downgraded to a tropical depression near Clarksville, Tennessee, but its remnants were last distinguishable in the eastern Great Lakes region on August 31, when it was absorbed by a frontal boundary. The resulting extratropical storm moved rapidly to the northeast and affected eastern Canada.

    Preparations

    Federal government

    File:BUSHLA.jpg|thumb|Flanked by Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security, left, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush meets with members of the White HouseWhite HouseThe United States Coast Guard began pre-positioning resources in a ring around the expected impact zone and activated more than 400 reservists. On August 27, it moved its personnel out of the New Orleans region prior to the mandatory evacuation.NEWS, Hurricane Katrina: How the Coast Guard Got it Right, Amanda Ripley, October 23, 2005, Time Magazine,weblink July 6, 2014, Aircrews from the Aviation Training Center, in Mobile, staged rescue aircraft from Texas to Florida.REPORT, Bruce Jones, David Callahan, Leadership Talent Emerges During Hurricane Katrina Aviation Rescue Operations,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080923014800weblink">weblink dead, September 23, 2008, United States Coast Guard, July 6, 2014, Mobile, Alabama, PDF,
    Water Damage All aircraft were returning towards the Gulf of Mexico by the afternoon of August 29. Aircrews, many of whom lost their homes during the hurricane, began a round-the-clock rescue effort in New Orleans, and along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines.NEWS,weblink Coast Guard's Response to Katrina a Silver Lining in the Storm, Stephen Barr, September 6, 2005, July 6, 2014, The Washington Post,
    President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on August 27.NEWS, George W. Bush,weblink Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Louisiana, White House Office of the Press Secretary, August 27, 2005, July 6, 2014, "On Sunday, August 28, President Bush spoke with Governor Blanco to encourage her to order a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans."REPORT,weblink Congressional Reports: S. Rpt. 109-322 – Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared, Federal Digital System, 2006, July 6, 2014, 235, Washington, D.C., PDF, However, during the testimony by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Michael Brown before a U.S. House subcommittee on September 26, Representative Stephen Buyer (R-IN) inquired as to why President Bush's declaration of state of emergency of August 27 had not included the coastal parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines.NEWS,weblink Former FEMA Director Testifies Before Congress, September 27, 2005, July 6, 2014, The New York Times, The declaration actually did not include any of Louisiana's coastal parishes, whereas the coastal counties were included in the declarations for Mississippi and Alabama.NEWS, George W. Bush,weblink Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Mississippi, White House Office of the Press Secretary, August 28, 2005, July 6, 2014, NEWS, George W. Bush,weblink Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Alabama, White House Office of the Press Secretary, August 28, 2005, July 6, 2014, Brown testified that this was because Louisiana Governor Blanco had not included those parishes in her initial request for aid, a decision that he found "shocking." After the hearing, Blanco released a copy of her letter, which showed she had requested assistance for "all the southeastern parishes including the City of New Orleans" as well specifically naming 14 parishes, including Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines.REPORT, Kathleen Blanco,weblink Governor Blanco asks President to Declare an Emergency for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina, August 28, 2005, April 14, 2010, Government of the State of Louisiana,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120304155101weblink">weblink March 4, 2012, PDF, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Voluntary and mandatory evacuations were issued for large areas of southeast Louisiana as well as coastal Mississippi and Alabama. About 1.2 million residents of the Gulf Coast were covered under a voluntary or mandatory evacuation order.

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    On the afternoon of August 26, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) realized that Katrina had yet to make the turn toward the Florida Panhandle and ended up revising the predicted track of the storm from the panhandle to the Mississippi coast.REPORT, Stacy R. Stewart, National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Katrina Discussion Number 14, August 26, 2005, July 6, 2014,weblink Miami, Florida, The National Weather Service's New Orleans/Baton Rouge office issued a vividly worded bulletin on August 28 predicting that the area would be "uninhabitable for weeks" after "devastating damage" caused by Katrina, which at that time rivaled the intensity of Hurricane Camille.REPORT,weblink Urgent – Weather Message, National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, Louisiana, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, August 28, 2005, July 30, 2007,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060301101418weblink">weblink March 1, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, During video conferences involving the president later that day and on August 29, NHC director Max Mayfield expressed concern that Katrina might push its storm surge over the city's levees and flood walls. In one conference, he stated, "I do not think anyone can tell you with confidence right now whether the levees will be topped or not, but that's obviously a very, very great concern."NEWS,weblink Transcripts, tape show Bush, Brown warned on Katrina, March 2, 2006, July 6, 2014, CNN, Washington, D.C., Additionally, the National Hurricane Center issued many tropical cyclone warnings and watches throughout the duration of Katrina:{| class="wikitable collapsible" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"|+ Summary of tropical cyclone warnings and watches associated with Hurricane Katrina
    Bahamas
    August 24|03:00 UTCSeven Mile Bridge to Vero Beach, Florida>Vero Beach, Florida
    15:00 UTCFlorida City, Florida>Florida City, Florida
    Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch|Florida City to Vero Beach, Florida
    21:00 UTCTitusville, Florida>Titusville, Florida
    Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch|Lake Okeechobee
    August 25|03:00 UTC
    Englewood, Florida>Englewood, Florida, including Florida Bay
    Grand Bahama, Bimini, and the Berry Islands, Bahamas
    21:00 UTCJupiter, Florida>Jupiter Inlet, Florida
    Florida Keys and Florida City to Longboat Key, Florida>Longboat Key, Florida
    Anclote Key, Florida
    August 2603:00 UTC
    05:00 UTCDeerfield Beach, Florida>Deerfield Beach to Florida City, Florida
    21:00 UTC
    August 27|09:00 UTCDry Tortugas to Longboat Key, Florida
    15:00 UTCKey West, Florida>Key West, Florida
    Morgan City, Louisiana>Morgan City to Pearl River, Louisiana
    21:00 UTC
    Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to Florida-Alabama border
    August 2803:00 UTCLake Pontchartrain
    Destin, Florida
    Indian Pass, Florida, and Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana
    August 29|15:00 UTC
    21:00 UTC
    August 30|03:00 UTC

    Florida and Gulf Coast

    In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency on August 24 in advance of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.Staff writer. "Hurricane Katrina Situation Report No. 3." Florida State Emergency Response Team. August 26, 2005. Retrieved June 6, 2006. By the following day, Florida's Emergency Operations Center was activated in Tallahassee to monitor the progress of the hurricane.REPORT, Federal Emergency Management Agency, August 25, 2005, Officials Urge Preparedness As Katrina Intensifies, April 11, 2012,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100608050649weblink">weblink June 8, 2010, Before Katrina moved ashore, schools and businesses were closed in the Miami area. Cruise ships altered their paths due to seaports in southeastern Florida closing.NEWS, Reuters, Hurricane Katrina drenches Florida, August 26, 2005, Television New Zealand, April 10, 2012,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131221000944weblink">weblink December 21, 2013, Officials in Miami-Dade County advised residents in mobile homes or with special needs to evacuate. To the north in Broward County, residents east of the Intracoastal Waterway or in mobile homes were advised to leave their homes. Evacuation orders were issued for offshore islands in Palm Beach County, and for residents in mobile homes south of Lantana Road. Additionally, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for vulnerable housing in Martin County. Shelters were opened across the region.NEWS, New York Times, Shadi Rahimi, Tropical Storm Becomes a Hurricane as it Nears Florida, August 25, 2005, April 10, 2012,weblink Officials closed the Miami International Airport,NEWS, Agence France-Presse, New York Times, August 27, 2005, Reeling from hurricane, Florida braces for 2nd hit, April 10, 2012,weblink Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Key West International Airport, and Florida Keys Marathon Airport due to the storm. In Monroe and Collier counties, schools were closed, and a shelter was opened in Immokalee.NEWS, Joseph B. Treaster, Shadi Rahimi, Hurricane Moves Over Gulf After Soaking Southern Florida, New York Times, August 26, 2005, April 10, 2012,weblink (File:Hurricane Katrina LA landfall radar.gif|thumb|Radar loop of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana)On August 28, Alabama Governor Bob Riley declared a state of emergency for the approaching Hurricane Katrina. On the same day, he requested President Bush to declare "expedited major disaster declaration" for six counties of South Alabama, which was quickly approved. Three-hundred and fifty national guardsmen were called on duty by August 30.WEB,weblink Riley declares state of emergency due to Katrina threat, October 8, 2006, 2005, KATC, WorldNow, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070928065227weblink">weblink September 28, 2007, The state of Mississippi activated its National Guard on August 26 in preparation for the storm's landfall. Additionally, the state government activated its Emergency Operations Center the next day, and local governments began issuing evacuation orders. By 6:00 pm CDT on August 28, 11 counties and cities issued evacuation orders, a number which increased to 41 counties and 61 cities by the following morning. Moreover, 57 emergency shelters were established on coastal communities, with 31 additional shelters available to open if needed.BOOK, United States Congress, February 19, 2006, A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, United States Government Publishing Office, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, May 20, 2011,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090326065222weblink">weblink March 26, 2009, United States Congress, By Sunday, August 28, most infrastructure along the Gulf Coast had been shut down, including all freight and Amtrak rail traffic into the evacuation areas as well as the Waterford Nuclear Generating Station.WEB,weblink Service Alert: Hurricane Katrina Update – City of New Orleans, Crescent, Sunset Limited – Revised Service Information, September 1, 2005, Amtrak, May 20, 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080922031250weblink">weblink September 22, 2008, dead,

    Louisiana

    {{See also|Hurricane preparedness for New Orleans}}(File:New Orleans Elevations.jpg|thumb|upright=1.35|Vertical cross-section of New Orleans, showing maximum levee height of {{convert|23|ft|m|0}}. Vertical scale exaggerated.)In Louisiana, the state's hurricane evacuation plan calls for local governments in areas along and near the coast to evacuate in three phases, starting with the immediate coast 50 hours before the start of tropical storm force winds. Persons in areas designated Phase II begin evacuating 40 hours before the onset of tropical storm winds and those in Phase III areas (including New Orleans) evacuate 30 hours before the start of such winds.WEB, Louisiana Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide, July 20, 2006,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060714152101weblink">weblink July 14, 2006, Many private caregiving facilities that relied on bus companies and ambulance services for evacuation were unable to evacuate their charges because they waited too long.WEB, Connole, Patrick, Long Term Care Providers Tackle Disaster Preparedness In A Post-Katrina World, Provider Magazine, February 2011, Louisiana's Emergency Operations Plan Supplement 1C (Part II, Section II, Paragraph D) calls for use of school and other public buses in evacuations.WEB,weblink State Of Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan Supplement 1C, July 2000, May 20, 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060909235959weblink">weblink September 9, 2006, Although buses that later flooded were available to transport those dependent upon public transportation, not enough bus drivers were available to drive them as Governor Blanco did not sign an emergency waiver to allow any licensed driver to transport evacuees on school buses.WEB,weblink Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, April 13, 2006, May 20, 2011, Lessons From Katrina and Rita: What Major Disasters Can Teach Transportation Planners, 5,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090325121112weblink">weblink March 25, 2009, By August 26, the possibility of unprecedented cataclysm was already being considered. Many of the computer models had shifted the potential path of Katrina {{convert|150|mi|km}} westward from the Florida Panhandle, putting the city of New Orleans directly in the center of their track probabilities; the chances of a direct hit were forecast at 17%, with strike probability rising to 29% by August 28."Hurricane Katrina Probabilities Report Number 15," and "Hurricane Katrina Probabilities Report Number 21." National Hurricane Center. August 26, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. This scenario was considered a potential catastrophe because some parts of New Orleans and the metro area are below sea level. Since the storm surge produced by the hurricane's right-front quadrant (containing the strongest winds) was forecast to be {{convert|28|ft|m|1}}, while the levees offered protection to {{convert|23|ft|m|1}}, emergency management officials in New Orleans feared that the storm surge could go over the tops of levees protecting the city, causing major flooding.Drye, Willie. "Hurricane Katrina Pulls Its Punches in New Orleans." National Geographic. August 29, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.At a news conference at 10 a.m. EDT on August 28, shortly after Katrina was upgraded to a Category 5 storm, New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin ordered the first-ever mandatory evacuation of the city, calling Katrina "a storm that most of us have long feared."Staff Writer. "Katrina Heads for New Orleans." Fox News/Associated Press. August 29, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. The city government also established several "refuges of last resort" for citizens who could not leave the city, including the massive Louisiana Superdome, which sheltered approximately 26,000 people and provided them with food and water for several days as the storm came ashore.Staff Writer."26,000 shelter at Superdome {{webarchive|url=https://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20051112032104weblink |date=November 12, 2005 }}." Times-Picayune. August 28, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.Diary From the Dome is a 2008 memoir written by a tourist who was stuck inside the Superdome during Katrina and the levee failures. It offers an overview of the conditions inside the stadium as well as a critique of the media's coverage of the disaster. Some estimates claimed that 80% of the 1.3 million residents of the greater New Orleans metropolitan area evacuated, leaving behind substantially fewer people than remained in the city during the Hurricane Ivan evacuation.NEWS,weblink Hurricane Katrina Pummels Three States, Brown, Aaron, August 29, 2005, CNN, May 20, 2011,

    Impact

    File:Hurricane Katrina (short film by NASA).ogv|thumb|thumbtime=28|left|In Katrina's Wake – short film by NASANASA{| class="wikitable" style="float:right; margin:0 1em 0.5em;"|+ Deaths by stateAlabama >| 2Florida >| 14Georgia (U.S. state)>Georgia 2Kentucky >| 1Louisiana >| 986–1,577*Mississippi >| 238Ohio >| 2! Total !! 1,245–1,836JOURNAL, John L. Beven II, Lixion A Avila, Eric S. Blake, Daniel P. Brown, James L. Franklin, Richard D. Knabb, Richard J. Pasch, Jamie R. Rhome, Stacy R. Stewart, March 2008, Annual Summary: Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2005, Monthly Weather Review, 136, 3, 1131–1141, July 6, 2014,weblink 10.1175/2007MWR2074.1, 2008MWRv..136.1109B, 10.1.1.212.8973, JOURNAL, Joan Brunkard, Gonza Namulanda, Raoult Ratard, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, August 28, 2008, August 25, 2015, Hurricane Katrina deaths, Louisiana, 2005,weblink 10.1097/DMP.0b013e31818aaf55, 2, 4, 215–223, 18756175, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150831135843weblink">weblink August 31, 2015, PUBLISHER=LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALSARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20120211020954/HTTP://WWW.DHH.LOUISIANA.GOV/OFFICES/PAGE.ASP?ID=192&DETAIL=5248LOCATION=BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, *Includes out-of-state evacuees counted by LouisianaOn August 29, 2005, Katrina's storm surge caused 53 breaches to various flood protection structures in and around the greater New Orleans area, submerging 80% of the city. A June 2007 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers indicated that two-thirds of the flooding was caused by the multiple failures of the city's floodwalls.REPORT,weblink The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why, Christine F. Andersen, 2007, American Society of Civil Engineers Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel, August 27, 2008, PDF,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070702194739weblink">weblink July 2, 2007, Reston, Virginia, etal, The storm surge also devastated the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, making Katrina one of the most destructive hurricanes, the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States, tied with Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and the deadliest hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. The total damage from Katrina is estimated at $125 billion (2005 U.S. dollars).REPORT, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Hurricane Katrina Service Assessment Report, June 2006, July 6, 2014, PDF,weblink Silver Spring, Maryland, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131219105454weblink">weblink December 19, 2013, The death toll from Katrina is uncertain, with reports differing by hundreds. According to the National Hurricane Center, 1,836 fatalities can be attributed to the storm: 1 in Kentucky, 2 each in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio, 14 in Florida, 238 in Mississippi, and 1,577 in Louisiana. However, 135 people remain categorized as missing in Louisiana, and many of the deaths are indirect, but it is almost impossible to determine the exact cause of some of the fatalities. A 2008 report by the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal indicates that 966 deaths can be directly attributed to the storm in Louisiana, including out of state evacuees, and another 20 indirectly (such as firearm-related deaths and gas poisoning). Due to uncertain causes of death with 454 evacuees, an upper-bound of 1,440 is noted in the paper. A follow-up study by the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals determined that the storm was directly responsible for 1,170 fatalities in Louisiana.WEB, Poppy Markwell, Raoult Ratard, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, August 25, 2015, Deaths Directly Caused by Hurricane Katrina,weblink Federal disaster declarations covered {{convert|90000|sqmi|km2}} of the United States, an area almost as large as the United Kingdom. The hurricane left an estimated three million people without electricity. On September 3, 2005, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as "probably the worst catastrophe or set of catastrophes," in the country's history, referring to the hurricane itself plus the flooding of New Orleans.NEWS,weblink The Aftermath of Katrina, CNN, September 3, 2005, July 6, 2014, Even in 2010, debris remained in some coastal communities.NEWS,weblink Spill colors fabric of Gulf coastal life, The McClatchy Company, Lesley Clark, June 20, 2010, July 6, 2014, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100720121507weblink">weblink July 20, 2010,

    Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba

    File:Hurricane damage to mobile home in Davie Florida.jpg|thumb|Damage to a mobile home in Davie, FloridaDavie, FloridaHurricane Katrina first made landfall between Hallandale Beach and Aventura, Florida on August 25. The storm dropped heavy rainfall in portions of the Miami metropolitan area, with a peak total of {{convert|16.43|in|mm|abbr=on}} in Perrine. As a result, local flooding occurred in Miami-Dade County, damaging approximately 100 homes. Farther south in the Florida Keys, a tornado was spawned in Marathon on August 26. The tornado damaged a hangar at the airport there and caused an estimated $5 million in damage.Devenas, Andy "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060624012057weblink">Marathon Tornado Survey Report." National Weather Service Forecast Office Key West, Florida Retrieved on June 5, 2006. The rains caused flooding, and the combination of rains and winds downed trees and power lines, leaving 1.45 million people without power. Damage in South Florida was estimated at $523 million, mostly as a result of crop damage. Twelve deaths occurred in South Florida, of which three were caused by downed trees in Broward County, three from drowning in Miami-Dade County, three were from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by generators, one was due to a vehicle accident, one occurred during debris cleanup, and one was associated with a lack of electricity.Significant impacts were also reported in the Florida Panhandle. Although Katrina moved ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi, its outer periphery produced a 5.37 ft (1.64 m) storm surge in Pensacola. High waves caused beach erosion and closed nearby roadways. There were five tornadoes in the northwestern portion of the state, though none of them caused significant damage. Throughout the Florida Panhandle, the storm resulted in an estimated $100 million in damage. There were two indirect fatalities from Katrina in Walton County as a result of a traffic accident. In the Florida Panhandle, 77,000 customers lost power.Associated Press, "Katrina at a Glance" (August 31, 2005), page 4A, Mobile Register, web: MobileRegister-083105-PDF {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20081001220638weblink |date=October 1, 2008 }}. Overall, the hurricane killed 14 people and caused at least $623 million in damage.Before striking South Florida, Katrina traversed the Bahamas as a tropical storm. However, minimal impact was reported, with only "fresh breezes" on various islands.REPORT,weblink RA IV Hurricane Committee Twent-Eight Session, 2006, World Meteorological Organization, 58, January 30, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico, PDF, Although Hurricane Katrina stayed well to the north of Cuba, on August 29 it brought tropical-storm force winds and rainfall of over 8 in (200 mm) to western regions of the island. Telephone and power lines were damaged and around 8,000 people were evacuated in the Pinar del Río Province. According to Cuban television reports the coastal town of Surgidero de Batabanó was 90% underwater.Staff Writer. "Flooding and power outages as 'Katrina' batters western Cuba."

    Louisiana

    File:PostVeniceLG.jpg|thumb|Flooding in Venice, LouisianaVenice, LouisianaFile:Hurricane-Katrina-Buras-Louisiana-watertower-EPA.jpg|thumb|A fallen water tower in Buras-Triumph, LouisianaBuras-Triumph, LouisianaOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, with {{convert|125|mph|km/h|-1|abbr=on}} winds, a strong Category 3 storm. However, as it had only just weakened from Category 4 strength and the radius of maximum winds was large, it is possible that sustained winds of Category 4 strength briefly impacted extreme southeastern Louisiana.{{citation needed|date=September 2018}} Although the storm surge to the east of the path of the eye in Mississippi was higher, a very significant surge affected the Louisiana coast. The height of the surge is uncertain because of a lack of data, although a tide gauge in Plaquemines Parish indicated a storm tide in excess of {{convert|14|ft|m|1}} and a {{convert|12|ft|m|1|adj=on}} storm surge was recorded in Grand Isle. Hurricane Katrina made final landfall near the mouth of the Pearl River, with the eye straddling St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and Hancock County, Mississippi, on the morning of August 29 at about 9:45M CST.Hurricane Katrina also brought heavy rain to Louisiana, with {{convert|8|-|10|in|mm}} falling on a wide swath of the eastern part of the state. In the area around Slidell, the rainfall was even higher, and the highest rainfall recorded in the state was approximately 15 inches (380 mm). As a result of the rainfall and storm surge the level of Lake Pontchartrain rose and caused significant flooding along its northeastern shore, affecting communities from Slidell to Mandeville. Several bridges were destroyed, including the I-10 Twin Span Bridge connecting Slidell to New Orleans. Almost 900,000 people in Louisiana lost power as a result of Hurricane Katrina.Staff Writer. "Hurricane Katrina Situation Report#11 {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061108202531weblink |date=November 8, 2006 }}." Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) United States Department of Energy. August 30, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.Katrina's storm surge inundated all parishes surrounding Lake Pontchartrain, including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes. St. Tammany Parish received a two-part storm surge. The first surge came as Lake Pontchartrain rose and the storm blew water from the Gulf of Mexico into the lake. The second came as the eye of Katrina passed, westerly winds pushed water into a bottleneck at the Rigolets Pass, forcing it farther inland. The range of surge levels in eastern St. Tammany Parish is estimated at {{convert|13|-|16|ft|m}}, not including wave action.WEB,weblink FEMA: Louisiana Katrina Surge Inundation Map, January 2006, November 3, 2011, Hard-hit St. Bernard Parish was flooded because of breaching of the levees that contained a navigation channel called the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) and the breach of the 40 Arpent canal levee that was designed and built by the Orleans Levee Board. The search for the missing was undertaken by the St. Bernard Fire Department because of the assets of the United States Coast Guard being diverted to New Orleans. In the months after the storm, many of the missing were tracked down by searching flooded homes, tracking credit card records, and visiting homes of family and relatives.Cannizaro, Steve. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060827225149weblink">List of Missing Residents Down to 47, and More..." St. Bernard Parish Government (press release). December 17, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.File:Katrina 2nd landfall.jpg|thumb|upright|Hurricane Katrina making landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana.]]According to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, in St. Bernard Parish, 81% (20,229) of the housing units were damaged. In St. Tammany Parish, 70% (48,792) were damaged and in Plaquemines Parish 80% (7,212) were damaged.WEB,weblink Current Housing Unit Damage Estimates, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February 12, 2006, June 7, 2015, In addition, the combined effect of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was the destruction of an estimated {{convert|562|km2|sqmi}} of coastal wetlands in Louisiana.Rosenzweig, C., G. Casassa, D.J. Karoly, A. Imeson, C. Liu, A. Menzel, S. Rawlins, T.L. Root, B. Seguin, P. Tryjanowski. (2007). "Assessment of observed changes and responses in natural and managed systems. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability". Chapter 1 in Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (url :weblink Pp 92. Accessed December 19, 2011.

    New Orleans

    File:KatrinaNewOrleansFlooded edit2.jpg|thumb|upright|Flooded I-10/I-610/West End Blvd interchange and surrounding area of northwest New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana]]As the eye of Hurricane Katrina swept to the northeast, it subjected the city to hurricane conditions for hours. Although power failures prevented accurate measurement of wind speeds in New Orleans, there were a few measurements of hurricane-force winds. From this the NHC concluded that it is likely that much of the city experienced sustained winds of Category 1 or Category 2 strength.Katrina's storm surge led to 53 levee breaches in the federally built levee system protecting metro New Orleans and the failure of the 40 Arpent Canal levee. Many levees in metro New Orleans were breached as Hurricane Katrina passed just east of the city limits. There were no breaches of Mississippi River levees in metro New Orleans. Failures occurred in New Orleans and surrounding communities, especially St. Bernard Parish. The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) breached its levees in approximately 20 places, flooding much of eastern New Orleans, most of St. Bernard Parish and the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish. The major levee breaches in the city included breaches at the 17th Street Canal levee, the London Avenue Canal, and the wide, navigable Industrial Canal, which left approximately 80% of the city flooded.Murphy, Verity. "Fixing New Orleans' thin grey line." BBC News. October 4, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.Most of the major roads traveling into and out of the city were damaged. The only major highway routes out of the city were the westbound Crescent City Connection and the Huey P. Long Bridge, as large portions of the I-10 Twin Span Bridge traveling eastbound towards Slidell, Louisiana had collapsed. Both the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and the Crescent City Connection only carried emergency traffic.Gordon, Meghan. "Causeway closed but hardly damaged." Times Picayune. August 31, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. However, access to downtown New Orleans and the "shelter of last resort" at the Convention Center was never closed because River Road in Jefferson Parish and Leake Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans were not flooded, and would have allowed access throughout the immediate post-storm emergency period.On August 29, at 7:40 am CDT, it was reported that most of the windows on the north side of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans had been blown out, and many other high rise buildings had extensive window damage.Transcript from, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. "Hurricane Damages Gulf Coast." PBS. August 29, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. The Hyatt was the most severely damaged hotel in the city, with beds reported to be flying out of the windows. Insulation tubes were exposed as the hotel's glass exterior was completely sheared off.Mowbray, Rebecca. "Evacuations to hotels come with own set of hazards {{webarchive|url=http://arquivo.pt/wayback/20090701215949weblink |date=July 1, 2009 }}." Times-Picayune. August 30, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.The Superdome, which was sheltering many people who had not evacuated, sustained significant damage.NEWS, Gibson, Christine, Our 10 Greatest Natural Disasters, American Heritage, August 1, 2006, February 22, 2016,weblink Two sections of the Superdome's roof were compromised and the dome's waterproof membrane had essentially been peeled off. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport was closed before the storm but did not flood. On August 30, it was reopened to humanitarian and rescue operations. Limited commercial passenger service resumed at the airport on September 13 and regular carrier operations resumed in early October.JOURNAL, Hurricane Katrina from the Airport's Point of View, Web Archive of Fly MSY website, September 21, 2005, February 22, 2016,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060312180732weblink">weblink March 12, 2006, Levee breaches in New Orleans also caused a significant number of deaths, with over 700 bodies recovered in New Orleans by October 23, 2005.Warner, Coleman; Travis, Robert. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20051027003351weblink">Where They Died." Times-Picayune. October 23, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Some survivors and evacuees reported seeing dead bodies lying in city streets and floating in still-flooded sections, especially in the east of the city. The advanced state of decomposition of many corpses, some of which were left in the water or sun for days before being collected, hindered efforts by coroners to identify many of the dead.O'Neill, Ann. "Identifying victims a grueling task." CNN. September 9, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.(File:New Orleans Survivor Flyover.jpg|thumb|A U.S. Coast Guardsman searches for survivors in New Orleans in the Katrina aftermath.)The first deaths reported from the city were reported shortly before midnight on August 28, as three nursing home patients died during an evacuation to Baton Rouge, most likely from dehydration. An estimated 215 bodies were found in nursing homes and hospitals in New Orleans,NEWS, Robert, Davis, Kevin, Johnson, La. looks into 215 Katrina deaths – Inquiry includes euthanasia report, USA Today, Arlington, VA, October 17, 2005, the largest number being at Memorial Medical Center where 45 corpses were recovered.NEWS, Canfield, Sabrina, Hospital Settles Katrina Deaths Class Action,weblink March 4, 2014, Courthouse News Service, March 24, 2011, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150923210827weblink">weblink September 23, 2015, Some 200 patients at Charity Hospital were not evacuated until Friday, September 2, having been without power or fresh water for five days.WEB,weblink Patients finally rescued from Charity Hospital, cnn.com, Cable News Network, August 19, 2016, While there were also early reports of fatalities amid mayhem at the Superdome, only six deaths were confirmed there, with four of these originating from natural causes, one from a drug overdose, and one a suicide. At the Convention Center, four bodies were recovered. One of the four is believed to be the result of a homicide.Thevenot, Brian; Russell, Gordon. "Reports of anarchy at Superdome overstated {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20051023070941weblink |date=October 23, 2005 }}." Seattle Times. September 26, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.There is evidence that many prisoners were abandoned in their cells during the storm, while the guards sought shelter. Hundreds of prisoners were later registered as "unaccounted for".The Fate of Prisoners during Hurricane Katrina, The Society Pages, August 27, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2012.New Orleans prisoners left to drown after Katrina struck, World Socialist Web Site, October 1, 2005. Retrieved November 28, 2012.Abandoned & Abused: Report on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans Prisons (PDF) (weblink), American Civil Liberties Union, August 9, 2006. Retrieved November 28, 2012.

    Mississippi

    File:Structural Bridge Damage.jpg|thumb|U.S. Route 90U.S. Route 90The Gulf coast of Mississippi suffered massive damage from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, leaving 238 people dead, 67 missing, and billions of dollars in damage: bridges, barges, boats, piers, houses, and cars were washed inland.WEB, Information Relating to the Federal Appropriations for Katrina Recovery, January 6, 2006, September 27, 2006, Haley Babour, Office of the Governor, Mississippi,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070928025331weblink">weblink September 28, 2007, Katrina traveled up the entire state, and afterward, all 82 counties in Mississippi were declared disaster areas for federal assistance, 47 for full assistance.After making a brief initial landfall in Louisiana, Katrina had made its final landfall near the state line, and the eyewall passed over the cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of {{convert|120|mph|km/h|-1|abbr=on}}. Katrina's powerful right-front quadrant passed over the west and central Mississippi coast, causing a powerful {{convert|27|ft|m|1|adj=on}} storm surge, which penetrated {{convert|6|mi|km|0}} inland in many areas and up to {{convert|12|mi|km|0}} inland along bays and rivers; in some areas, the surge crossed Interstate 10 for several miles. Hurricane Katrina brought strong winds to Mississippi, which caused significant tree damage throughout the state. The highest unofficial reported wind gust recorded from Katrina was one of {{convert|135|mph|km/h|abbr=on}} in Poplarville, in Pearl River County.File:Hurricane katrina damage gulfport mississippi.jpg|thumb|left|Damage to Long Beach, MississippiLong Beach, MississippiThe storm also brought heavy rains with {{convert|8|-|10|in|mm}} falling in southwestern Mississippi and rain in excess of 4 inches (100 mm) falling throughout the majority of the state. Katrina caused eleven tornadoes in Mississippi on August 29, some of which damaged trees and power lines.Battered by wind, rain and storm surge, some beachfront neighborhoods were completely leveled. Preliminary estimates by Mississippi officials calculated that 90% of the structures within half a mile of the coastline were completely destroyed,Staff Writer. "Mississippi Coast Areas Wiped Out." CBS News. September 1, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. and that storm surges traveled as much as {{convert|6|mi|km|0}} inland in portions of the state's coast. One apartment complex with approximately thirty residents seeking shelter inside collapsed. More than half of the 13 casinos in the state, which were floated on barges to comply with Mississippi land-based gambling laws, were washed hundreds of yards inland by waves.A number of streets and bridges were washed away. On U.S. Highway 90 along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, two major bridges were completely destroyed: the Bay St. Louis–Pass Christian bridge, and the Biloxi–Ocean Springs bridge. In addition, the eastbound span of the I-10 bridge over the Pascagoula River estuary was damaged. In the weeks after the storm, with the connectivity of the coastal U.S. Highway 90 shattered, traffic traveling parallel to the coast was reduced first to State Road 11 (parallel to I-10) then to two lanes on the remaining I-10 span when it was opened.File:Pascagoula destroyed condos from Katrina.jpg|thumb|Surge damage in Pascagoula, MississippiPascagoula, MississippiAll three coastal counties of the state were severely affected by the storm. Katrina's surge was the most extensive, as well as the highest, in the documented history of the United States; large portions of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties were inundated by the storm surge, in all three cases affecting most of the populated areas.WEB, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Hurricane Katrina Surge Inundation and Advisory Base Flood Elevation Map Panel Overview, November 2005, July 16, 2006, FEMA,weblink Federal Emergency Management Agency, Surge covered almost the entire lower half of Hancock County, destroying the coastal communities of Clermont Harbor and Waveland, much of Bay St. Louis, and flowed up the Jourdan River, flooding Diamondhead and Kiln. In Harrison County, Pass Christian was completely inundated, along with a narrow strip of land to the east along the coast, which includes the cities of Long Beach and Gulfport; the flooding was more extensive in communities such as D'Iberville, which borders Back Bay. Biloxi, on a peninsula between the Back Bay and the coast, was particularly hard hit, especially the low-lying Point Cadet area. In Jackson County, storm surge flowed up the wide river estuary, with the combined surge and freshwater flooding cutting the county in half. Remarkably, over 90% of Pascagoula, the easternmost coastal city in Mississippi, and about {{convert|75|mi|km|-1}} east of Katrina's landfall near the Louisiana-Mississippi border was flooded from storm surge at the height of the storm. Other large Jackson County neighborhoods such as Porteaux Bay and Gulf Hills were severely damaged with large portions being completely destroyed, and St. Martin was hard hit; Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier and Escatawpa also suffered major surge damage.Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials also recorded deaths in Forrest, Hinds, Warren, and Leake counties. Over 900,000 people throughout the state experienced power outages.

    Southeast United States

    File:KatrinaMobileCourthouseSteps.jpg|thumb|Flood waters come up the steps of Mobile's federal courthouse.]]Although Hurricane Katrina made landfall well to the west, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle were both affected by tropical-storm force winds and a storm surge varying from {{convert|12|to(-)|16|ft|m}} around Mobile Bay, with higher waves on top. Sustained winds of {{convert|67|mph|km/h|abbr=on}} were recorded in Mobile, Alabama, and the storm surge there was approximately {{convert|12|ft|m}}. The surge caused significant flooding several miles inland along Mobile Bay. Four tornadoes were also reported in Alabama. Ships, oil rigs, boats and fishing piers were washed ashore along Mobile Bay: the cargo ship M/V Caribbean Clipper and many fishing boats were grounded at Bayou La Batre.An oil rig under construction along the Mobile River broke its moorings and floated {{convert|1.5|mi|km}} northwards before striking the Cochrane Bridge just outside Mobile. No significant damage resulted to the bridge and it was soon reopened. The damage on Dauphin Island was severe, with the surge destroying many houses and cutting a new canal through the western portion of the island. An offshore oil rig also became grounded on the island. As in Mississippi, the storm surge caused significant beach erosion along the Alabama coastline. More than 600,000 people lost power in Alabama as a result of Hurricane Katrina and two people died in a traffic accident in the state. Residents in some areas, such as Selma, were without power for several days.File:Katrina Bayou La Batre 2005 boats ashore.jpg|thumb|(Bayou La Batre]]: cargo ship and fishing boats were grounded)Northern and central Georgia were affected by heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Katrina as the storm moved inland, with more than 3 inches (75 mm) of rain falling in several areas. At least 18 tornadoes formed in Georgia on August 29, 2005, the most on record in that state for one day in August. The most serious of these tornadoes was an F2 tornado which affected Heard County and Carroll County. This tornado caused three injuries and one fatality and damaged several houses. The other tornadoes caused significant damages to buildings and agricultural facilities. In addition to the fatality caused by the F2 tornado, there was another fatality in a traffic accident.Westbrook, Robby; WFO Peachtree City Staff. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080605060853weblink">Katrina Spawns Tornadoes in Georgia – August 29, 2005." National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. December 1, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.Eastern Arkansas received light rain from the passage of Katrina.WEB, 2005, Hurricane Katrina Rainfall Summary, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, November 4, 2006,weblink Gusty winds downed some trees and power lines, though damage was minimal. Katrina also caused a number of power outages in many areas, with over 100,000 customers affected in Tennessee, primarily in the Memphis and Nashville areas.

    Other U.S. states and Canada

    {{more citations needed section|date=August 2017}}File:Katrina 2005 rainfall.gif|thumb|right|Total rainfall from Katrina in the United States. Data for the New OrleansNew OrleansIn Kentucky, a storm that had moved through the weekend before had already produced flooding and the rainfall from Katrina added to this. A 10-year-old girl drowned in Hopkinsville. Dozens of business were closed and several families evacuated due to rising flood waters.Staff Writer. "Hopkinsville Swamped By Floodwaters; 10-Year-Old Drowns." WAVE (TV). September 6, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. As a result of the flooding, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher declared three counties disaster areas and a statewide state of emergency.Staff Writer. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060523081840weblink">Gov. Fletcher Declares Three Kentucky Counties Disaster Areas." WKYT. Accessed on April 18, 2006. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.Blanton, Carla; Goins, Michael; Whitaker, Jodi. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070903093942weblink">Governor Fletcher declares state of emergency in Kentucky." Commonwealth of Kentucky (Press Release). August 30, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010. Additionally, wind gusts up to {{convert|72|mph|km/h|abbr=on}} resulted in some damage. Downed trees and power lines were reported in several counties in western Kentucky, especially Calloway and Christian counties. Overall, more than 10,000 utility customers in western Kentucky experienced power outages. The remnants of Katrina spawned a tornado in Virginia, damaging at least 13 homes in Marshall. In addition, approximately 4,000 people lost electricity. Over {{convert|3|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain fell in portions of West Virginia, causing localized flooding in several counties. At least 103 homes and 7 buildings suffered some degree of water damage. A number of roads and bridges were inundated or washed out. The remnants of Katrina produced locally heavy precipitation in northeast Ohio, ranging from about {{convert|2|to|4|in|mm|abbr=on}}. Numerous streams and rivers overflowed their banks, forcing the closure of several roads, including Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Two deaths occurred due to a flood-related automobile accident in Huron County. Additionally, hundreds of homes and businesses suffered flood damage.Katrina spawned five tornadoes in Pennsylvania, though none resulted in significant damage. Up to {{convert|5|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain fell in western New York. Gusty winds also left approximately 4,500 people in Buffalo without electricity. The remnants of Katrina brought {{convert|3|to|6|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain to portions of Massachusetts, causing flash flooding in Bristol and Plymouth counties. Several roads were closed due to floodwater inundation in Acushnet, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Wareham, including Route 18 in New Bedford. Very minimal impact was reported in Rhode Island, with winds downing a tree and two electrical poles in the city of Warwick. In Vermont, {{convert|2.5|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain in Chittenden County caused cars to hydroplane on Interstate 89, resulting in many automobile accidents. The storm brought {{convert|3|to|5|in|mm|abbr=on}} of precipitation to isolated areas of Maine and up to {{convert|9|in|mm|abbr=on}} near Patten. Several roads were inundated or washed out by overflowing brooks and streams, including sections of U.S. Route 1 and Maine routes 11 and 159. Several structures and one parked vehicle were also affected by the waters. Wind gusts up to {{convert|60|mph|km/h|abbr=on}} also impacted parts of Maine, felling trees and causing power outages in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Dover-Foxcroft, Sedgwick Ridge, and Sorrento.In Canada, the remnants of Katrina brought rainfall amounts in excess of {{convert|3.94|in|mm|abbr=on}} to many locations between the Niagara Peninsula and the Saint Lawrence River valley.REPORT,weblink Canadian Tropical Cyclone Season Summary for 2005, January 15, 2014, Environment Canada, January 31, 2015, Gatineau, Quebec, Severe local flooding occurred in Quebec, forcing the evacuations of dozens of homes in some communities as rivers began overflowing their banks and sewage systems were becoming overwhelmed by the influx of precipitation. Inundated and washed out roads, including Route 138 along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, Route 172 north of Tadoussac, and Route 385 near Forestville left several communities isolated for at least a week.NEWS,weblink Rain from Katrina washes out Quebec north shore roads, September 1, 2005, CBC News, January 31, 2015,

    Aftermath

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    The economic effects of the storm reached high levels. The Bush Administration sought $105 billion for repairs and reconstruction in the region,St. Onge, Jeff; Epstein, Victor. "Ex-chief says FEMA readiness even worse." Boston.com. April 1, 2006. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. which did not account for damage to the economy caused by potential interruption of the oil supply, destruction of the Gulf Coast's highway infrastructure, and exports of commodities such as grain. Katrina damaged or destroyed 30 oil platforms and caused the closure of nine refineries; the total shut-in oil production from the Gulf of Mexico in the six-month period following Katrina was approximately 24% of the annual production and the shut-in gas production for the same period was about 18%.Fagot, Caryl; Winbush, Debra. "Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, February 22, 2006 {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20060510213820weblink |date=May 10, 2006 }}." U.S. Government Minerals Management Service {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20051126001158weblink |date=November 26, 2005 }}. February 22, 2006. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. The forestry industry in Mississippi was also affected, as {{convert|1.3|e6acre|km2}} of forest lands were destroyed.WEB
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    , The total loss to the forestry industry from Katrina is calculated to rise to about $5 billion. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of local residents were left unemployed. Before the hurricane, the region supported approximately one million non-farm jobs, with 600,000 of them in New Orleans. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may eventually exceed $150 billion.Burton, Mark L.; Hicks, Michael J. "Hurricane Katrina: Preliminary Estimates of Commercial and Public Sector Damages {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20051017133300weblink |date=October 17, 2005 }}." Marshall University: Center for Business and Economic Research. September 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Forensic accountants were involved in the assessment of economic damages resulting from this catastrophe.Insurance Institute. WEB,weblink Archived copy, May 20, 2014, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140521031743weblink">weblink May 21, 2014, Retrieved on May 17, 2014.Katrina displaced over one million people from the central Gulf coast to elsewhere across the United States, becoming the largest diaspora in the history of the United States.Anthony E. Ladd, John Marszalek, and Duane A. Gill. weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080624185024weblink">The Other Diaspora: New Orleans Student Evacuation Impacts and Responses Surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Retrieved on April 14, 2010. Houston, Texas, had an increase of 35,000 people; Mobile, Alabama, gained over 24,000; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, over 15,000; and Hammond, Louisiana, received over 10,000, nearly doubling its size. Chicago, Illinois received over 6,000 people, the most of any non-southern city.NEWS,weblink Katrina evacuees at home in Chicago, Mema Ayi, Chicago Defender, August 30, 2006, April 14, 2010,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071212040739weblink">weblink December 12, 2007, By late January 2006, about 200,000 people were once again living in New Orleans, less than half of the pre-storm population.WEB, Greg Stone, Tim Grant, Nathaniel Weaver, 2006, Rapid Population Estimate Project: January 28 – 29, 2006 Survey Report, Emergency Operations Center, City of New Orleans, April 14, 2010,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100707170953weblink">weblink July 7, 2010, By July 1, 2006, when new population estimates were calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Louisiana showed a population decline of 219,563 or 4.87%.Christie, Les. "Growth states: Arizona overtakes Nevada: Texas adds most people overall; Louisiana population declines nearly 5%." CNN. December 22, 2006. Retrieved on December 22, 2006. Additionally, some insurance companies have stopped insuring homeowners in the area because of the high costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, or have raised homeowners' insurance premiums to cover their risk.Staff Writer. "More Bad News Blows In From Katrina." CBS News. May 28, 2006. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.{{clear}}

    Environmental effects

    {{See also|Murphy Oil USA refinery spill}}{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:92%; float:right; margin-top:0; margin-left:10px; margin-right:0;"! colspan=3 style="background:#ccf;" | Large oil spills caused by Hurricane KatrinaSpills exceeding {{convert|10000|USgal|L|lk=on}}! rowspan = 2 | Spill Location! colspan = 2 | Quantity! (US gal) !! (L) 3,780,000 style="text-align:right;"3780000L|disp=output number only}}Pilottown, Louisiana>Pilot Town) style="text-align:right;" {{convertUSgaldisp=output number only}}Empire, Louisiana>Empire) style="text-align:right;" {{convertUSgaldisp=output number only}}Meraux, Louisiana>Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana)> 819,000 style="text-align:right;"819000L|disp=output number only}}Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana>Pointe à la Hache) style="text-align:right;" {{convertUSgaldisp=output number only}}Port Fourchon, Louisiana>Port Fourchon) style="text-align:right;" {{convertUSgaldisp=output number only}}Venice, Louisiana>Venice) style="text-align:right;"{{convertUSgaldisp=output number only}} 13,440 style="text-align:right;"13440L|disp=output number only}} 13,000 style="text-align:right;"13000L|disp=output number only}}Katrina also had a profound impact on the environment. The storm surge caused substantial beach erosion, in some cases completely devastating coastal areas. In Dauphin Island (a barrier island), approximately {{convert|90|mi|km|abbr=on}} to the east of the point where the hurricane made landfall, the sand that comprised the island was transported across the island into the Mississippi Sound, pushing the island towards land.WEB, United States Geological Survey, September 14, 2005,weblink Daupin Island — Pre- and Post-Storm 3D Topography, Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies, USGS, June 5, 2006, United States Geological Survey, The storm surge and waves from Katrina also severely damaged the Chandeleur Islands, which had been affected by Hurricane Ivan the previous year.WEB, United States Geological Survey, September 14, 2005,weblink Before and After Photo Comparisons: Chandeleur Islands, Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies, USGS, June 5, 2006, The US Geological Survey has estimated {{convert|217|sqmi|km2|abbr=on}} of land was transformed to water by the hurricanes Katrina and Rita."USGS Reports Latest Land Change Estimates for Louisiana Coast", USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Oct 3, 2006, accessed May 7, 2008 Before the storm, subsidence and erosion caused loss of land in the Louisiana wetlands and bayous. This, along with the canals built in the area, let Katrina keep more of its intensity when it struck.BOOK, 22, Mike Tidwell, The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities, Free Press, 2006, 978-0-7432-9470-6, April 14, 2010,weblink The lands that were lost were breeding grounds for marine mammals, brown pelicans, turtles, and fish, and migratory species such as redhead ducks. Overall, about 20% of the local marshes were permanently overrun by water as a result of the storm.The damage from Katrina forced the closure of 16 National Wildlife Refuges. Breton National Wildlife Refuge lost half its area in the storm.WEB, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, September 9, 2005,weblink U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conducting Initial Damage Assessments to Wildlife and National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, June 5, 2006, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, As a result, the hurricane affected the habitats of sea turtles, Mississippi sandhill cranes, Red-cockaded woodpeckers, and Alabama Beach mice.Katrina also produced massive tree loss along the Gulf Coast, particularly in Louisiana's Pearl River Basin and among bottomland hardwood forests. Before the storm, the standard mortality rate for the area's trees was 1.9%, but this interval increased to 20.5% by the end of 2006.JOURNAL, Chapman, Elise, 2008, Hurricane Katrina Impacts on Forest Trees of Louisiana's Pearl River Basin, Forest Ecology and Management, 256, 5, 883–889, 10.1016/j.foreco.2008.05.057, Delayed mortality as an effect of the storm continued with rates up to 5% until 2011.JOURNAL, Henkel, Theryn, 2016, Delayed Tree Mortality and Chinese Tallow Explosion in Louisiana Bottomland Hardwood Forest Following Hurricane Katrina,weblink Forest Ecology and Management, 378, 222–232, 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.036, This significant loss in biomass caused greater decay and an increase in carbon emissions. For example, by 2006 the decreased biomass in bottomland hardwood forests contributed an amount of carbon which equated to roughly 140% of the net annual U.S. carbon sink in forest trees.JOURNAL, Hurricane Katrina's Carbon Footprint on U.S. Gulf Coast Forests, Jeffrey Q., Chambers, Jeremy I., Fisher, Hongcheng, Zeng, Elise L., Chapman, David B., Baker, George C., Hurtt, January 1, 2007, Science, 318, 5853, 1107, 10.1126/science.1148913, 18006740, 20051600, 2007Sci...318.1107C, File:Chandeleur L5 Oct2004Sep2005.jpg|thumb|left|The Chandeleur IslandsChandeleur IslandsThe storm caused oil spills from 44 facilities throughout southeastern Louisiana, which resulted in over {{convert|7|e6USgal|m3}} of oil being leaked. Some spills were only a few hundred gallons and most were contained on-site, though some oil entered the ecosystem and residential areas. After a spill at the Murphy Oil refinery, for example, 1,800 homes were oiled in the towns of Chalmette and Meraux.NEWS, Miguel Llanos, 44 oil spills found in southeast Louisiana, MSNBC,weblink MSNBC, September 19, 2005, June 15, 2006, Unlike Hurricane Ivan, no offshore oil spills were officially reported after Hurricane Katrina. However, Skytruth reported some signs of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico.Finally, as part of the cleanup effort, the flood waters that covered New Orleans were pumped into Lake Pontchartrain, a process that took 43 days to complete. These residual waters contained a mix of raw sewage, bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides, toxic chemicals, and oil, which sparked fears in the scientific community of massive numbers of fish dying.

    Reestablishing governance

    {{further|Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans#Civil disturbances}}(File:Patrolling an area that was previously underwater in New Orleans September 2005.jpg|thumb|U.S. Army Infantry on patrol in New Orleans in an area previously underwater, September 2005.)File:USBP-SRT-New Orleans.jpg|thumb|A Border Patrol Special Response Team searches a hotel room-by-room in New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina.]](File:La Nouvelle-Orléans.jpg|thumb|)Shortly after the hurricane moved away on August 30, 2005, some residents of New Orleans who remained in the city began looting stores. Many were in search of food and water that were not available to them through any other means, as well as non-essential items.NEWS, KLRT-TV, KLRT, Hurricane Katrina : Aug 31: Looting in Mississippi, Little Rock, Arkansas, August 31, 2005, Additionally, there were reports of carjacking, murders, thefts, and rapes in New Orleans. Some sources later determined that many of the reports were inaccurate, greatly exaggerated or completely false, leading news agencies to print retractions.NEWS, Sarah Rosenblatt, James Rainey, Rita's Aftermath; Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy, A16, Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2005,weblink July 6, 2014, Thousands of National Guard and federal troops were mobilized and sent to Louisiana, with 7,841 in the area on August 29, to a maximum of 46,838 on September 10. A number of local law enforcement agents from across the country were temporarily deputized by the state. "They have M16s and are locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill and I expect they will," Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said.NEWS,weblink New Orleans rocked by huge blasts, September 2, 2005, BBC, March 4, 2016, Congressman Bill Jefferson told ABC News: "There was shooting going on. There was sniping going on. Over the first week of September, law and order were gradually restored to the city."NEWS, Jake Tapper,weblink Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home, ABC News, September 13, 2005, July 6, 2014, Several shootings occurred between police and New Orleans residents, some involving police misconduct; including an incident where police officers killed two unarmed civilians and seriously injured four others at Danziger Bridge.NEWS,weblink Police kill at least 5 in New Orleans, MSNBC, September 4, 2005, July 6, 2014, Five former police officers pleaded guilty to charges connected to the Danziger Bridge shootings in the aftermath of the hurricane. Six other former or current officers appeared in court in June 2011.NEWS,weblink Ex-cop gets 8 years for role in post-Katrina shootings, CNN, December 2, 2010, Overall, a number of arrests were made throughout the affected area, including some near the New Orleans Convention Center. A temporary jail was constructed of chain link cages in the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, the city's main train station.NEWS,weblink At the Train Station, New Orleans' Newest Jail is Open For Business, KOMO-TV, September 6, 2005, July 6, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141119182853weblink">weblink November 19, 2014, In West Virginia, where roughly 350 refugees were located, local officials took fingerprints to run criminal background checks on the refugees. The background checks found that 45% of the refugees had a criminal record of some nature, and that 22% had a violent criminal record.NEWS, Elizabeth Schubert,weblink Some Katrina Evacuees at Camp Dawson Have Criminal Records, Associated Press, WBOY-TV, September 18, 2005, June 5, 2006,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20110928203933weblink">weblink September 28, 2011, Media speculation fueled a popular perception that the displaced New Orleans residents brought a wave of crime into the communities where they relocated, however, detailed studies of crime statistics in these communities did not reveal a significant increase in violent crime.JOURNAL,weblink A Tale of Three Cities: Crime and Displacement after Hurricane Katrina, Verano, Paul, January 1, 2010, Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 42–50, 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2009.11.006, JOURNAL, Crime in post-Katrina Houston: the effects of moral panic on emergency planning, Settles, Tanya, August 23, 2010, Disasters, 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01200.x, 20735458, Lindsay, Bruce, 35, 1, 200–219, WEB, New Orleans gang wars spill into Houston area,weblink September 18, 2015,

    Government response

    File:Katrina x large.png|right|thumb|upright=1.35|Chart showing some common uses of the FEMA marking system in New OrleansNew OrleansFile:BUSHKATRINA.jpg|thumb|President Bush stands with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt during a press conference from the Rose Garden, regarding the devastation along the Gulf Coast caused by Katrina.]]Within the United States and as delineated in the National Response Plan, disaster response and planning is first and foremost a local government responsibility. When local government exhausts its resources, it then requests specific additional resources from the county level. The request process proceeds similarly from the county to the state to the federal government as additional resource needs are identified. Many of the problems that arose developed from inadequate planning and back-up communication systems at various levels.Some disaster recovery response to Katrina began before the storm, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparations that ranged from logistical supply deployments to a mortuary team with refrigerated trucks. A network of volunteers began rendering assistance to local residents and residents emerging from New Orleans and surrounding parishes as soon as the storm made landfall (even though many were directed to not enter the area), and continued for more than six months after the stormWEB,weblink The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, The White House, January 20, 2009, June 7, 2015, Of the 60,000 people stranded in New Orleans, the Coast Guard rescued more than 33,500.BOOK, United States Government Accountability Office, Government Accountability Office,weblink Coast Guard: Observations on the Preparation, Response, and Recovery Missions Related to Hurricane Katrina, August 27, 2006, July 2006, Congress recognized the Coast Guard's response with an official entry in the Congressional Record,BOOK, United States Congress, Senate Resolution 246: To express the sense of the Senate regarding the missions and performance of the United States Coast Guard in responding to Hurricane Katrina, September 21, 2005, August 27, 2006, Government Printing Office,weblink and the Armed Service was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.WEB, USCG Message Traffic: Award of the Presidential Unit Citation to the Coast Guard, May 25, 2006, November 15, 2008,weblink United States Coast Guard, The United States Northern Command established Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina based out of Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to act as the military's on-scene response on Sunday, August 28, with US Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré as commander."weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070817085847weblink">Special Defense Department Briefing with Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina". United States Department of Defense, News Transcript. September 1, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010. Approximately 58,000 National Guard personnel were activated to deal with the storm's aftermath, with troops coming from all 50 states.Phillips, Kyra. "Bush Discusses Displaced Students; Department of Defense Briefs Press on Katrina Response (CNN Live Transcript)." CNN. September 6, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. The Department of Defense also activated volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol.Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, decided to take over the federal, state, and local operations officially on August 30, 2005, citing the National Response Plan.California Political Desk. "Pelosi: Davis Report on Katrina Leaves Unfinished Business {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061027034249weblink |date=October 27, 2006 }}." California Chronicle {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20060617134855weblink |date=June 17, 2006 }}. February 15, 2006. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. This was refused by Governor Blanco who indicated that her National Guard could manage. Early in September, Congress authorized a total of $62.3 billion in aid for victims.Baker, Peter; Goldstein, Amy. "Congress Approves $51.8 Billion For Victims." Washington Post. September 9, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Additionally, President Bush enlisted the help of former presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush to raise additional voluntary contributions, much as they did after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.Bush, George W. "President Asks Bush and Clinton to Assist in Hurricane Relief." White House, Press Release. September 1, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. American flags were also ordered to be half-staff from September 2, 2005, to September 20, 2005, in honor of the victims.WEB,weblink Proclamation by the President: Honoring the Memory of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina, Whitehouse.gov, October 27, 2008, FEMA provided housing assistance (rental assistance, trailers, etc.) to more than 700,000 applicants—families and individuals. However, only one-fifth of the trailers requested in Orleans Parish were supplied, resulting in an enormous housing shortage in the city of New Orleans.Times-Picayune, September 26, 2005, page A-12. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Many local areas voted to not allow the trailers, and many areas had no utilities, a requirement prior to placing the trailers. To provide for additional housing, FEMA has also paid for the hotel costs of 12,000 individuals and families displaced by Katrina through February 7, 2006, when a final deadline was set for the end of hotel cost coverage. After this deadline, evacuees were still eligible to receive federal assistance, which could be used towards either apartment rent, additional hotel stays, or fixing their ruined homes, although FEMA no longer paid for hotels directly.Foster, Mary. "Judge: FEMA Off Hook For Hotel Costs." CBC News. February 13, 2006. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. As of March 30, 2010, there were still 260 families living in FEMA-provided trailers in Louisiana and Mississippi.WEB,weblink Hancock Co. woman struggles to get out of FEMA trailer, Al Showers, WLOX Channel 13, March 30, 2010, April 14, 2010, Law enforcement and public safety agencies, from across the United States, provided a "mutual aid" response to Louisiana and New Orleans in the weeks following the disaster. Many agencies responded with manpower and equipment from as far away as California, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Texas. This response was welcomed by local Louisiana authorities as their staff were either becoming fatigued, stretched too thin, or even quitting from the job.NEWS, Treaster, Joseph B., Law Officers, Overwhelmed, Are Quitting the Force,weblink New York Times, September 4, 2005, June 24, 2006, Two weeks after the storm, more than half of the states were involved in providing shelter for evacuees. By four weeks after the storm, evacuees had been registered in all 50 states and in 18,700 zip codes—half of the nation's residential postal zones. Most evacuees had stayed within {{convert|250|mi|km}}, but 240,000 households went to Houston and other cities over {{convert|250|mi|km}} away and another 60,000 households went over {{convert|750|mi|km|-2}} away.WEB, Quigley, Bill, Six Months After Katrina: Who Was Left Behind Then and Who is Being Left Behind Now?,weblink February 21, 2006, November 15, 2008, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090309165717weblink">weblink March 9, 2009,

    Criticism of government response

    File:USNS Comfort.jpg|thumb|upright|USNS Comfort takes on supplies at Mayport, FloridaMayport, FloridaThe criticisms of the government's response to Hurricane Katrina primarily consisted of criticism of mismanagement and lack of leadership in the relief efforts in response to the storm and its aftermath. More specifically, the criticism focused on the delayed response to the flooding of New Orleans, and the subsequent state of chaos in the city. The neologism Katrinagate was coined to refer to this controversy, and was a runner-up for "2005 word of the year."Clark, Heather. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060325135124weblink">Linguists Vote 'Truthiness' Word of 2005." ABC News. January 6, 2006. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.Within days of Katrina's August 29 landfall, public debate arose about the local, state and federal governments' role in the preparations for and response to the hurricane. Criticism was initially prompted by televised images of visibly shaken and frustrated political leaders, and of residents who remained stranded by flood waters without water, food, or shelter. Deaths from thirst, exhaustion and violence days after the storm had passed fueled the criticism, as did the dilemma of the evacuees at facilities such as the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Civic Center. Some alleged that race, class, and other factors could have contributed to delays in government response. For example, during A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a benefit concert for victims of the hurricane, rapper Kanye West veered off script and harshly criticized the government's response to the crisis, stating that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."NEWS, de Moraes, Lisa, Kanye West's Torrent of Criticism, Live on NBC,weblink The Washington Post, September 3, 2005, September 1, 2008, In accordance with federal law, President George W. Bush directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, to coordinate the Federal response. Chertoff designated Michael D. Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as the Principal Federal Official to lead the deployment and coordination of all federal response resources and forces in the Gulf Coast region. However, the President and Secretary Chertoff initially came under harsh criticism for what some perceived as a lack of planning and coordination. Brown claimed that Governor Blanco resisted their efforts and was unhelpful. Governor Blanco and her staff disputed this.NEWS, David Kirkpatrick, Scott Shane, Ex-FEMA Chief Tells of Frustration and Chaos, September 15, 2005, May 13, 2010, The New York Times,weblink Eight days later, Brown was recalled to Washington and Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen replaced him as chief of hurricane relief operations.Meserve, Jeanne; Barrett, Ted. "Admiral takes over Katrina relief." CNN. September 9, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Three days after the recall, Michael D. Brown resigned as director of FEMA in spite of having received recent praise from President Bush.WEB, Office of the Press Secretary, President Arrives in Alabama, Briefed on Hurricane Katrina, September 2, 2005, July 19, 2006, The White House,weblink Politicians, activists, pundits, and journalists also directed criticism at the local and state governments headed by Mayor Nagin of New Orleans and Louisiana Governor Blanco. Nagin and Blanco were criticized for failing to implement New Orleans' evacuation plan and for ordering residents to a shelter of last resort without any provisions for food, water, security, or sanitary conditions. Perhaps the most important criticism of Nagin was that he delayed his emergency evacuation order until 19 hours before landfall, which led to hundreds of deaths of people who could not find any way out of the city.The destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina raised other, more general public policy issues about emergency management, environmental policy, poverty, and unemployment. The discussion of both the immediate response and of the broader public policy issues may have affected elections and legislation enacted at various levels of government. The storm's devastation also prompted a Congressional investigation, which found that FEMA and the Red Cross "did not have a logistics capacity sophisticated enough to fully support the massive number of Gulf coast victims." Additionally, it placed responsibility for the disaster on all three levels of government. An ABC News poll conducted on September 2, 2005, showed more blame was being directed at state and local governments (75%) than at the Federal government (67%), with 44% blaming Bush's leadership directly.Langer, Gary. "Poll: Bush Not Taking Brunt of Katrina Criticism." ABC News. September 12, 2005. Retrieved on July 15, 2006. A later CNN/USAToday/Gallup poll showed that respondents disagreed widely on who was to blame for the problems in the city following the hurricane — 13% said Bush, 18% said federal agencies, 25% blamed state or local officials and 38% said no one was to blame.Staff Writer. "Poll: Most Americans believe New Orleans will never recover." CNN. September 8, 2005. Retrieved on July 15, 2006.

    International response

    File:Canadian relief transport.jpg|thumb|United States Navy personnel unload Canadian relief supplies from a Royal Canadian Air Force transport aircraft in Pensacola, FloridaPensacola, FloridaOver seventy countries pledged monetary donations or other assistance. Cuba and Venezuela (both considered as hostile to US government interest) were the first countries to offer assistance, pledging over $1 million, several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, canned food, bottled water, heating oil, 1,100 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine, though this aid was rejected by the U.S. government."weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080614224742weblink">Venezuela and Cuba offer US aid ." Al Jazeera, September 7, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010."weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071105025006weblink">Venezuela and Cuba offer aid to Katrina victims." The Free Press, Volume 1, Issue 4. Retrieved on April 14, 2010."weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080616014353weblink">From abroad, offers of aid for Katrina victims." People's Weekly World, September 10, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010."France, Cuba, Venezuela among those offering aid." USA Today, September 2, 2005. Retrieved on August 5, 2007. Kuwait made the largest single pledge, $500 million; other large donations were made by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (each $100 million), South Korea ($30 million), Australia ($10 million), India, China (both $5 million), New Zealand ($2 million),WEB,weblink Scoop: Further NZ assistance in wake of Hurricane Katrina, Scoop.co.nz, September 6, 2005, 3:47 pm Press Release: New Zealand Government, October 27, 2008, Pakistan ($1.5 million),Staff Writer. "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071222192047weblink">U.S. Grateful for Pakistan's Assistance for Hurricane Katrina Victims."Embassy of the United States. September 8, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010. Norway ($1.8 million),WEB,weblink Katastroferammede i USA får hjelp fra Norge på 10 millioner kroner, October 24, 2006, and Bangladesh ($1 million).Staff Writer. "Asian nations offer U.S. assistance." BBC News.'' September 5, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.India sent tarps, blankets, and hygiene kits. An Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft delivered 25 tonnes of relief supplies for the Hurricane Katrina victims at the Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, on September 13, 2005.Israel sent an IDF delegation to New Orleans to transport aid equipment including 80 tons of food, disposable diapers, beds, blankets, generators and additional equipment which were donated from different governmental institutions, civilian institutions, and the IDF.Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Israel Aids Hurricane Katrina Victims." MFA. September 5, 2005. Retrieved on December 17, 2006. The Bush Administration announced in mid-September that it did not need Israeli divers and physicians to come to the United States for search and rescue missions, but a small team landed in New Orleans on September 10 to give assistance to operations already under way. The team administered first aid to survivors, rescued abandoned pets and discovered hurricane victims.Jewish Virtual Library. "Israel's Aid to Hurricane Katrina Victims." Jewish Virtual Library.Countries like Sri Lanka, which was still recovering from the Indian Ocean Tsunami, also offered to help. Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and Germany sent supplies, relief personnel (like Technisches Hilfswerk), troops, ships and water pumps to aid in the disaster recovery. Belgium sent in a team of relief personnel. The United Kingdom's donation of 350,000 emergency meals did not reach victims because of laws regarding mad cow disease.Staff Writer. "U.S. rejects British Katrina beef." BBC News. October 15, 2005.Russia's initial offer of two jets was declined by the U.S. State Department but accepted later. The French offer was also declined and requested later.Staff Writer. "U.S. receives aid offers from around the world." CNN. September 4, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.

    Non-governmental organization response

    File:FEMA - 15322 - Photograph by Andrea Booher taken on 09-05-2005 in Texas.jpg|thumb|Residents of Louisiana, who had to flee their homes because of Hurricane Katrina, are inside the Houston AstrodomeHouston AstrodomeThe American Red Cross, America's Second Harvest (now known as Feeding America), Southern Baptist Convention, Salvation Army, Oxfam, Common Ground Collective, Burners Without Borders,NEWS, Steven T., Jones,weblink From here to Katrina, San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 22, 2006, May 18, 2006, Emergency Communities, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Service International, "A River of Hope", The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,WEB, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Providing Relief to Hurricane Katrina Victims,weblink September 1, 2005, January 15, 2010, WEB, Latter-day Saints to Mobilize Another 4,000 Volunteers in Chainsaw Brigade's Second Wave, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,weblink September 16, 2005, January 18, 2010, WEB,weblink Mormon Helping Hands Make a Difference, Meridian Magazine, October 20, 2005, June 7, 2015, Jared Johnson, and many other charitable organizations provided aid to victims in the aftermath of the storm. They were not allowed into New Orleans proper by the National Guard for several days after the storm because of safety concerns. These organizations raised US$4.25 billion in donations from the public, with the Red Cross receiving over half of these donations.WEB, Staff writer, Charity Navigator, Where Did The Money Go?, 2006, August 5, 2006, Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later,weblink Some smaller organizations and individuals ignored the access restrictions and provided early relief. For example, two privately chartered planes from FasterCures evacuated 200 patients from Charity Hospital in New Orleans.WEB,weblink Al Gore Airlifts Evacuees — Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum — FOXNews.com, FOXnews.com, September 9, 2005, February 19, 2012,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070420195422weblink">weblink April 20, 2007, dead, Volunteers from the Amateur Radio Emergency Service provided communications in areas where the communications infrastructure had been damaged or totally destroyed, relaying everything from 911 traffic to messages home.JOURNAL, Staff Writer,weblink ARRL President Submits Congressional Testimony on Hams' Katrina Response, American Radio Relay League, April 14, 2010, September 16, 2005, 24, 36, In Hancock County, Mississippi, ham radio operators provided the only communications into or out of the area and even served as 911 dispatchers.Rick Palm. "ARES E-Letter for September 22, 2005." The American Radio Relay League. September 22, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.Many private corporations also contributed to relief efforts. On September 13, 2005, it was reported that corporate donations amounted to $409 million, and were expected to exceed $1 billion."Corporate Katrina gifts could top $1B." CNN. September 13, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.During and after the Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita, the American Red Cross had opened 1,470 shelters and registered 3.8 million overnight stays. None were allowed in New Orleans, however. A total of 244,000 Red Cross workers (95% of which were non-paid volunteers) were utilized throughout these three hurricanes. In addition, 346,980 comfort kits (including such basic necessities as toothpaste, soap, washcloths, and toys for children) and 205,360 cleanup kits (containing brooms, mops, and bleach) were distributed. For mass care, the organization served 68 million snacks and meals to victims of the disasters and to rescue workers. The Red Cross also had its Disaster Health services meet 596,810 contacts, and Disaster Mental Health services met 826,590 contacts. Red Cross emergency financial assistance was provided to 1.4 million families. Hurricane Katrina was the first natural disaster in the United States in which the American Red Cross utilized its "Safe and Well" family location website.WEB, American Red Cross, A Year of Healing, September 29, 2006,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120121200321weblink">weblink January 21, 2012, WEB, American Red Cross, Hurricane Season 2005: Facts and Figures, September 29, 2006,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060501000858weblink">weblink May 1, 2006, dead, Direct Relief provided a major response in the Gulf states so health providers could treat the local patients and evacuees. Direct Relief furnished $10 million in medical material aid and cash grants to support clinics and health centers in the area.WEB,weblink Hurricane Katrina Relief, 2018-04-25, Direct Relief, en-US, 2019-03-22, In the year following Katrina's strike on the Gulf Coast, The Salvation Army allocated donations of more than $365 million to serve more than 1.7 million people in nearly every state. The organization's immediate response to Hurricane Katrina included more than 5.7 million hot meals and about 8.3 million sandwiches, snacks, and drinks served in and around New Orleans. Its SATERN network of amateur radio operators picked up where modern communications left off to help locate more than 25,000 survivors. Salvation Army pastoral care counselors were on hand to comfort the emotional and spiritual needs of 277,000 individuals. As part of the overall effort, Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers contributed more than 900,000 hours of service.WEB,weblink Salvation Army Reflects on Largest Disaster Response Ever at One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, April 14, 2010, August 28, 2006, Salvation Army, The Salvation Army,

    Analysis of New Orleans levee failures

    File:Hurricane Katrina Eye viewed from Hurricane Hunter.jpg|thumb|upright|View of the eyewall of Hurricane Katrina taken on August 28, 2005, as seen from a NOAA WP-3D hurricane hunter aircraft before the storm made landfall on the United States Gulf CoastGulf CoastAccording to a modeling exercise conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), two-thirds of the deaths in Greater New Orleans were due to levee and flood wall failure.Charles F. Anderson, Jurjen A. Battjes; et al. (2007). "The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why" (PDF). American Society of Civil Engineers. Retrieved July 25, 2016. On April 5, 2006, months after independent investigators had demonstrated that levee failures were not caused by natural forces beyond intended design strength, Lieutenant General Carl Strock, Chief of Engineers and Commander of the Corps of Engineers, testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water that "We have now concluded we had problems with the design of the structure."Staff Writers "weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080527010320weblink">Problems with the design of levees." Unregistered News. September 29, 2005. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.A June 2007 report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers determined that the failures of the levees and flood walls in New Orleans were found to be primarily the result of system design and construction flaws. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been federally mandated in the Flood Control Act of 1965 with responsibility for the conception, design, and construction of the region's flood-control system. All of the major studies in the aftermath of Katrina concluded that the USACE was responsible for the failure of the levees. This was primarily attributed to a decision to use shorter steel sheet pilings during construction in an effort to save money. According to a report published in August 2015 in the official journal of the World Water Council, the Corps misinterpreted the results of a 1985 study and wrongly concluded that sheet piles in the flood walls needed to be driven to depths of only {{convert|17|ft|0}} instead of between {{convert|31|and|46|ft|0}}. That decision saved approximately US$100 million, but significantly reduced overall engineering reliability.NEWS, 707, J. David Rogers, G. Paul Kemp, Interaction between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Orleans Levee Board preceding the drainage canal wall failures and catastrophic flooding of New Orleans in 2005, Water Policy, 2015, January 28, 2017,weblink In January 2008, Judge Stanwood Duval of the U.S. District Court ruled that despite the Corps' role in the flooding, the agency could not be held financially liable because of sovereign immunity in the Flood Control Act of 1928. Exactly ten years after Katrina, J. David Rogers, lead author of a new report in the official journal of the World Water Council, concluded that the flooding during Katrina "could have been prevented had the corps retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs."NEWS, Stoltz, Mary Helen, Flood damage after Katrina could have been prevented, S&T expert says, Missouri S&T, August 24, 2015, February 22, 2016,weblink Other factors may have contributed to the flooding. According to the authors of Catastrophe in the Making (Island Press, 2009), the straight design and lack of outward flow into the Gulf allowed the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal to become "the perfect shortcut for salt-water intrusion" which damaged buffering cypress forests and wetlands which historically had protected New Orleans from storm surge.BOOK, 120, Freudenburg, William R., Robert Gramling, Catastrophe in the Making, Island Press, 2009, October 15, 2015,weblink etal, The Army Corps of Engineers built and maintained the canal. Furthermore, according to storm surge researcher Hassan Mashriqui:}}(File:Katrina-new-orleans-flooding3-2005.jpg|thumb|View of flooded New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)The Corps of Engineers disputes these causalities.Warrick, Joby; Grunwald, Michael. "Investigators Link Levee Failures to Design Flaws." Washington Post. October 24, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006. Nonetheless, in June 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District submitted a Deep-Draft De-authorization Study of the MRGO which stated that "an economic evaluation of channel navigation use does not demonstrate a Federal interest in continued operation and maintenance of the channel." Congress ordered the MRGO closed as a direct result.Many of the levees have been reconstructed since Katrina. In reconstructing them, precautions were taken to bring the levees up to modern building code standards and to ensure their safety. For example, in every situation possible, the Corps of Engineers replaced I-walls with T-walls, which have a horizontal concrete base that protects against soil erosion underneath the flood walls.NEWS, Matt, Crenson, Associated Press,weblink Levee Repairs to Be Finished By First Day of Hurricane Season, February 2, 2006, May 12, 2008, Funding battles continue over the remaining levee improvements. In February 2008, the Bush administration requested that the state of Louisiana pay about $1.5 billion of an estimated $7.2 billion for Corps of Engineers levee work (in accordance with the principles of local cost sharing required by Congress as early as the Flood Control Act of 1928), a proposal which angered many Louisiana leaders.NEWS, White House Budget for Levee Work Riles Many Louisiana Elected Officials, Associated Press, Cain, Burdeau,weblink February 12, 2008, May 12, 2008, On May 2, 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal used a speech to The National Press Club to request that President Bush free up money to complete work on Louisiana's levees. Bush promised to include the levee funding in his 2009 budget but rejected the idea of including the funding in a war bill, which would pass sooner.WEB,weblink Jindal asks Bush for levee cash, 2theadvocate.com, Gerard, Shields, May 3, 2008, May 12, 2008,

    Media involvement

    Many representatives of the news media reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina became directly involved in the unfolding events, instead of simply reporting. Because of the loss of most means of communication, such as land-based and cellular telephone systems, field reporters in many cases became conduits for information between victims and authorities. The authorities, who monitored local and network news broadcasts, as well as internet sites, would then attempt to coordinate rescue efforts based on the reports. One illustration was when Geraldo Rivera of Fox News tearfully pleaded for authorities to either send help or evacuate the thousands of evacuees stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.WEB, Geraldo Rivera & Shepard Smith Unleashed,weblink Spike.com, January 4, 2016, September 5, 2005, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160314143006weblink">weblink March 14, 2016, The role of AM radio was also of importance to the hundreds of thousands of persons with no other ties to news, providing emergency information regarding access to assistance for hurricane victims. Immediately after Katrina, WWL-AM was one of the few area radio stations in the area remaining on the air. This emergency service, simulcasted on shortwave outlet WHRI, was named "The United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans." Their ongoing nighttime broadcasts continued to be available up to {{convert|500|mi|km|abbr=on}} away. Announcers continued to broadcast from improvised studio facilities after the storm damaged their main studios.MAGAZINE,weblink Local Media Outlets Struggle to Carry On Post Katrina, August 31, 2005, April 14, 2010, Katy Bachman, Tony Sanders, Billboard Radio Monitor, {{dead link|date=September 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }} The cellular phone antenna network was severely damaged and completely inoperable for several months.The storm also brought a dramatic rise in the role of Internet sites—especially blogging and community journalism. One example was the effort of NOLA.com, the web affiliate of New Orleans' Times-Picayune. A group of reporters were awarded the Breaking News Pulitzer PrizeWEB, The Pulitzer Board, 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners — Breaking News Reporting, 2006, November 15, 2008,weblink and shared the Public Service Pulitzer with the Biloxi-based Sun Herald.WEB, The Pulitzer Board, 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners — Public Service, 2006, November 15, 2008,weblink The newspaper's coverage was carried for days only on NOLA's blogs, as the newspaper lost its presses and evacuated its building as water rose around it on August 30. The site became an international focal point for news by local media, and also became a vital link for rescue operations and later for reuniting scattered residents, as it accepted and posted thousands of individual pleas for rescue on its blogs and forums. NOLA was monitored constantly by an array of rescue teams—from individuals to the Coast Guard—which used information in rescue efforts. Much of this information was relayed from trapped victims via the SMS functions of their cell phones, to friends and relatives outside the area, who then relayed the information back to NOLA.com. The aggregation of community journalism, user photos, and the use of the internet site as a collaborative response to the storm attracted international attention and was called a watershed moment in journalism.WEB, Mark Glaser, NOLA.com blogs and forums help save lives after Katrina, September 13, 2005, Online Journalism Review, August 2, 2006,weblink dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060720085133weblink">weblink July 20, 2006, In the wake of these online-only efforts, the Pulitzer Committee for the first time opened all its categories to online entries.WEB, Paul Steiger, Remarks at Pulitzer Prize luncheon, May 22, 2006, November 15, 2008, The Pulitzer Board,weblink Paul Steiger, As the U.S. military and rescue services regained control over the city, there were restrictions on the activity of the media. On September 9, the military leader of the relief effort announced that reporters would have "zero access" to efforts to recover bodies in New Orleans. Immediately following this announcement, CNN filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order against the ban. The next day the government backed down and reversed the ban.Staff Writer. "U.S. won't ban media from New Orleans searches." CNN. September 11, 2005. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.

    Retirement

    {{See also|List of retired Atlantic hurricane names}}Because of the large death toll and destruction of property along the Gulf Coast, the name Katrina was officially retired on April 6, 2006, by the World Meteorological Organization at the request of the U.S. government. The name will never again be used for another North Atlantic hurricane. It was replaced by Katia on List III of the Atlantic hurricane naming lists, which was used in the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.WEB,weblink Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, and Wilma "Retired" from List of Storm Names, August 28, 2006, April 6, 2006, NOAA,

    Studies concerning post-Katrina victims

    An article published in the Community Mental Health Journal from January 2016 revealed information about a recent study on the psychosocial needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees that temporarily resided in Dallas, Texas. More than one-fourth of the sample met the criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). About one-third of the individuals received a referral to mental health services for meeting symptom criteria for incident MDD and PTSD.JOURNAL, King, Richard V., Polatin, Peter B., Hogan, David, Downs, Dana L., North, Carol S., January 1, 2016, Needs Assessment of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Residing Temporarily in Dallas, Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 1, 18–24, 10.1007/s10597-015-9938-5, 1573-2789, 26507550, In a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal, five-to seven years after the disaster, 308 New Orleans pregnant women were interviewed about their exposure to Katrina. Researchers found that there were associations between experiencing damage during Katrina and birthweight, thus researchers concluded that natural disasters may have long-term effects on pregnancy outcomes. Furthermore, it was concluded that women who are most vulnerable to disaster may be more vulnerable to poor pregnancy outcome.JOURNAL, Harville, Emily W., Giarratano, Gloria, Savage, Jane, Barcelona de Mendoza, Veronica, Zotkiewicz, TrezMarie, November 1, 2015, Birth Outcomes in a Disaster Recovery Environment: New Orleans Women After Katrina, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19, 11, 2512–2522, 10.1007/s10995-015-1772-4, 1573-6628, 4596760, 26122255, From a September 2015 journal of Current Psychology, a study examined the attitudes of older, long-term residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana toward displaced newcomers to their community. After using multiple tests, analyses, and descriptive statistics, the study suggested residents grew to become more patient, tolerant, and friendly towards newcomers. The study also suggests, however, that residents felt more fearful and suspicious of the evacuees, as well as the fact that they were being taken advantage of more.JOURNAL, Kamo, Yoshinori, Henderson, Tammy L., Roberto, Karen A., Peabody, Kimberly L., White, Jamikka K., August 2, 2015, Perceptions of Older Adults in a Community Accepting Displaced Survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Current Psychology, en, 34, 3, 551–563, 10.1007/s12144-015-9356-4, 1046-1310,

    Reconstruction

    File:FEMA - 21590 - Photograph by Marvin Nauman taken on 01-21-2006 in Louisiana.jpg|thumb|Volunteers from AmeriCorpsAmeriCorpsReconstruction of each section of the southern portion of Louisiana has been addressed in the Army Corps LACPR (Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration) Final Technical Report, which identifies areas to not be rebuilt and areas where buildings need to be elevated.WEB,weblink The LACPR Home Page, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 2009, August 9, 2009, dead,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090825084458weblink">weblink August 25, 2009, United States Army Corps of Engineers, The Technical Report includes:
    • locations of possible new levees to be built
    • suggested existing levee modifications
    • "Inundation Zones", "Water depths less than 14 feet, Raise-In-Place of Structures", "Water depths greater than 14 feet, Buyout of Structures", "Velocity Zones" and "Buyout of Structures" areas for five different scenarios.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers submitted the report to the U.S. Congress for consideration, planning, and response in mid-2009.

    See also

    Notes

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    Further reading

    • WEB, Augustson, Alan, August 31, 2008, Bernstein, Jonathan,weblink Katrina: Three Years Later, The Lessons We Haven't Learned, Crisis Manager, Bernstein Crisis Management, 1528-3836, June 3, 2017, cmu,
    • BOOK, Brennan, Virginia, 2009, Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 978-0-8018-9199-1,
    • BOOK, Center for Public Integrity, 2007, City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina, Baton Rouge, LSU Press, 978-0-8071-3284-5,
    • BOOK, Dyson, Michael Eric, Michael Eric Dyson, 2006, Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, New York, Perseus Books Group, 978-0-465-01761-4,weblink
    • BOOK, Eggers, Dave, Dave Eggers, 2009, Zeitoun, San Francisco, McSweeney's Books, 978-1-934781-63-0, Zeitoun (book),
    • BOOK, Eyerman, Ron, 2015, Is This America? Katrina as Cultural Trauma,weblink The Katrina Bookshelf, Austin, University of Texas Press, 9781477303689, 900609113,
    • BOOK, Harris, Paul, Paul Harris (author), 2008, Diary From the Dome, New York, Vantage Press, B003M69KSC, Diary From the Dome,
    • BOOK, Hartman, Chester, Squires, Gregory D., 2006, There Is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina, Routledge, 978-0-415-95487-7,
    • BOOK, Saint-Saens, Alain, 2010, Ordeal at the Superdome. Escaping Katrina's Wrath, New Orleans, University Press of the South, 978-1-889431-87-1,
    • BOOK, Scott, Cathy, Cathy Scott, 2008, Pawprints of Katrina: Pets Saved and Lessons Learned, Hoboken, Howell Book House, 978-0-470-22851-7, Pawprints of Katrina,
    • BOOK, Spielman, David G., 2007, Katrinaville Chronicles: Images and Observations from a New Orleans Photographer, Baton Rouge, LSU Press, 978-0-8071-3252-4,
    • BOOK, Taylor, William M., etal, 2015, The "Katrina Effect": On the Nature of Catastrophe,weblink London; New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 9781472595164, 893894307,

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