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Devastating Facts about Hurricane Katrina

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The worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

Rated 1 point - posted 8 years ago by JanetK in category People.
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Thugs shot at rescuers Report Abuse
Many rescue workers were shot at by thugs and looters. This made things worse because some of the rescue workers turned away for fear of getting shot.
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Looting was widespread Report Abuse
Most took food, water and medical supplies, others took guns.
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Mississippi suffered too. Report Abuse
Newly built casinos were completely destroyed.
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Many refinery workers broke into boat yards and stole boats to rescue neighbors. Report Abuse
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The last man rescued was 18 days after the hurricane. Report Abuse
Gerald Martin a 76 year old New Orleans resident was severly dehydrated and very hungry but, within a few days he was able to walk out of the hospital on his own power.
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The Huston Astrodome housed over 15,000 evacuees. Report Abuse
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The National Guard was finally called in on Friday. Report Abuse
Hundreds of thousands of bottles of water were distributed as well as 300,000 meals.
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Many hospital pateints died because there was no electricity. Report Abuse
Many dialysis patients died without use of their machines. Those on breathing machines died also.
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Many residents of the Nine Ward lost everything and have never been back. Report Abuse
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Many people who were oxygen dependent died because their O2 tanks were empty. Report Abuse
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Many people left the Superdome trying to find assistance. Report Abuse
Many of those died of dehydration and exposure.
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The storm surge caused as much damage as the hurricane itself. Report Abuse
With no electricity the pumps that drained storm waters didn't work and the water continued to rise.
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Hurricane Katrina left 1,200 people dead. Report Abuse
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The business district of New Orleans was flooded for over a week. Report Abuse
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There were reports of suicides in the Superdome. Report Abuse
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Those who took shelter in the Superdome were subjected to dangerous conditions. Report Abuse
With no electricity lights and air conditioning wouldn't work. There was no running water and toilets over flowed.
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Levee failures left 80% of New Orleans under water. Report Abuse
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Existing disaster plans allowed for two day evacuation but, authorities didn't issue to the evacuation until 18 hours before the storm. Report Abuse
All lanes on the insterstate highway system were directed north to allow for maximum evacuation.
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Some of New Orleans is below sea level. Report Abuse
The fact left much of the city underwater for sometime.
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Hurricane Katrina caused not only flooding but fires. Report Abuse
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Many African-American residence were to poor to evacuate when the storm hit. Report Abuse
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