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Many people believe that the activity of the US President, government and local authorities can be highly evaluated and the steps which were taken by them can be accepted as successful and productive, but these people overlook a lot of facts which assert another point of view. Furthermore, such fact as insufficient governmental measures in evacuation, provisions for the poor, elderly and those without automobiles, emergency response, reluctance to accept foreign assistance and other defects indicate the government responsibility for the hurricane consequences. In this essay, I will argue that the US President, government and local authorities' measures are inadequate for hurricane Katrina economic, politic and social consequences overcoming, and that state authorities should make more efforts for future global natural catastrophes prevention and consequences overcoming. There are some reasons for those who consider the contribution of the US government. However, it cannot be ignored and overlooked that these means were insufficient and inadequate. There are some eloquent examples which illustrate this point of view. "Many critics have noted that while the local government gave a mandatory evacuation order on August 28, before the storm hit, they did not make provisions to evacuate the large numbers of citizens unable to evacuate themselves" (from Wikipedia).
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Moreover, also gives an account of how deadly can hurricanes get and how have the hurricanes devastated cities, societies and countries in the history. The book first deals with introducing the hurricane Katrina, which hit the United States of America on 25th August 2005, then in the later chapters, it introduces hurricanes in general, and how deadly can they get.
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers: Understanding Hurricane Katrina. The disaster mitigation efforts before, during and after the Hurricane Katrina have been criticized for various reasons. The post-disaster emergency services and law enforcement after Katrina illustrates issues related to government inefficiency, racial discrimination, human rights violations, breaking of family bonds and psychological trauma.
The major blame fell on engineers since it was all about construction. Earlier on, there were levees that had been constructed, but according to the research, it was revealed that there were numerous inadequacies associated with the project. The issue of human safety is very sensitive and in all activities conducted by any professional, safety is the key thing to be considered.
There may be some tinkering left to do regarding the story f the worst natural disaster in modern American history-some i's to dot and t's to cross-but the combination f Brinkley's skills as a historian and reporter, his proximity to the tragedy (being a New Orleans resident), and his willingness to call attention to the failures f virtually every key government official up and down the command chain yields a powerful, emotionally affecting book that virtually doubles as an Encyclopedia Katrina.
In order to make this article more significant and understandable, It's also shedding light on various policies and insurance as well as reinsurance coverage's affected by the storm, significant impact on the insurance market, the dominating affect and physical losses caused by storm, gulf coast and the hazard that could have contributed to the severity of this loss and measures that could have been implemented to reduce the severity of this loss.
After two days, when the storm subsided, news came out that New Orleans area was badly devastated by the storm. Then my parents left me in Livonia and returned back to New Orleans to take care of our destroyed home. My parents had to go for work as well. Our home was totally destroyed by hurricane Katrina, all our belongings were lost, and my family had to live in an apartment until our home was rebuilt.
Hurricane Katrina has become the most destructive and costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season went down in the history as a record-breaking season. It had some so many named hurricanes that the weather centre ran out of names for its storms and had to start out on the Greek alphabets.
This essay focuses on determining the influence of Hurricane Katrina on macroeconomic indicators, measured in the definite figures. Major relevant factors are discussed, such as labor force, GDP, inflation, trade and energy supply and prices. Macroeconomic effect of Katrina is deemed less dramatic, since affected states account to a small portion of economy.
And then there are unavoidable issues regarding what the latest normal life may be, why people would inhabit an environmentally perilous location in the first place, and what madness would make them desire to reconstruct or rebuild in the same place.
The objective of this essay is to provide a commentary on the tragic event that transpired in New Orleans Metropolitan Area, to explore the reason such a calamity was hardly unforeseen, and to contemplate on a number of geographical potentialities of a post-Katrina New Orleans.