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Hurricane Katrina- Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Katrina 2005

Scientific Description

Hurricanes,Wind and Rain. The making of a hurricane begins with a plain tropical storm. However when the storms hits warm ocean water, it soaks up a lot of water causing a very powerful rainstorm.Then as the hurricane reaches powerful winds the storm is qualified as a hurricane. Hurricanes are very strong storms with winds up to 200 miles per hour and 600-1000 miles wide.Hurricanes are classified in levels with 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest.Hurricanes move 10-20 mph and can last for about a week. A hurricane that is very big it can damage entire cities. It is flooding that does the most damage, destroying homes, buildings, and taking many lives if people are not evacuated from a warned area.

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The Effects of Hurricane Katrina
· In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Gulf region of the United States. 2,000 people lost their lives and 250,000 lost their homes as a result of the hurricane.
· Hurricane Katrina is the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States
· Although the hurricane is long gone, the victims of the disaster still feel its effects on their health.
· In children, the hurricane negatively disrupted their childhoods and recent studies show that children have an increased sensitivity to mold.
· Many people, including children, have developed emotional and behavioral problems as a result of the stress the hurricane caused them.
· Hurricane Katrina destroyed many healthcare services.
· Long term health problems include skin infections and respiratory problems. A major problem of flooding is the mold that is left after floods go back down. Too mold exposure leads to respiratory problems.
· Toxic chemicals such as lead and arsenic were in the contaminated flood waters and remain present in the soil.



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Effects of Hurricane Katrina