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Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina
III/IV I.C.E.) e-mail:  jyothirmaijp_ice@yahoo.co.in phone no. 9885216899 2 .V.N.RAMYA (II/IV I.C.E.) e-mail: vramya_ice@yahoo.co.in phone no.24243564 VIGNAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE,DESHMUKHI,NALGONDA DIST.
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina with winds of 160 mph (255 km/h) onAugust 29,2005at 0045 UTC.DurationAug. 23-31,2005 Highestsustainedwinds175 mph (280 km/h)Damages$25-120 billion (Likely to be the costliestAtlantichurricane of all time)Fatalities1,014 direct, 577 indirect (with some estimates well over 10,000)AreasaffectedBahamas, South Florida, Louisiana(especiallyGreater New Orleans), Mississippi,Alabama,Florida Panhandle, most of eastern North  AmericaPart of the2005 Atlantic hurricane seasonA PAPER BY
Hurricane Katrina
Early in the morning of August 30,2005, breaches in three places of thelevee  system on theLake Pontchartrainside of  New Orleanscaused a second and even greater  disaster.Heavy floodingcovered almost the entire city over a sustained period, forcingthe total evacuation of over a million people. The city was now uninhabitable with 80%of its area belowsea level.OnSeptember 3,2005 US Homeland SecuritySecretaryMichael 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.Hurricane Katrina may be the deadliest hurricane in the United States since theGalveston Hurricane of 1900, which is estimated to have killed about 8,000 people. Itmay also be the deadliest Atlantic hurricane sinceHurricane Mitchin1998killed 18,000. Damage was reported in at least 12states. Hurricane Katrina will be remembered for itsvast devastation of theGulf Coastregions of Louisiana,Mississippi, andAlabama, and especially for the massive flooding of the historic city of New Orleans.
Storm development:
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a lucid statement onAugust 23  saying that Tropical Depression Twelve had formed over thesoutheastern Bahamas. Thenaming and numbering rules at the NHC require a system to keep the same identity if itdies, then regenerates, which would normally have caused this storm to remain numberedTen. However, the NHC gave this storm a new number because a second disturbancemerged with the remains of Tropical Depression Ten onAugust 20, and there is no wayto tell whether the remnants of T.D. Ten should be credited with this storm The systemwas upgraded to Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24. Katrina becamethe fourth hurricane of the 2005 season onAugust 25and made landfall later that dayaround 6:30 p.m. betweenHallandale BeachandAventura,Florida. A PAPER BY

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