For this assignment, prepare and submit an essay of between 1,250 and 1,750 words (with a typical font and spacing this will be between 5 and 7 pages in length) identifying: the type and origin of the natural disaster, the magnitude of the damage, including structural damage and harm to humans and the environment, agency response (governmental or private agencies) and ethical dimension, lessons learned and any resulting changes in regulations related to building code modifications, siting requirements, procedural changes, etc., your opinion as to the effectiveness of any corrective actions taken to minimize the chance of recurrence.
Hurricane Katrina Name: Institution: Course: Date: Hurricane Katrina Natural disasters are a common phenomenon and have been for the largest part of natural history. As the name suggests, natural disasters are formed of natural causes as determined by nature and the forces within. Natural processes turn into adverse events and result into disasters such as floods, earth quakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and landslides among many others (Zimmermann, 2015). Natural disasters are associated with insurmountable damage, with reference to property and loss of life. Other than the loss of life and destruction to property, there is the element of economic and social loss (CNN, 2016). In the wake of 29th august 2005, America experienced one of the most devastating disasters, on the gulf coast (HISTORY.com, 2016). Hurricane Katrina is one of the most disastrous events that have rocked the united stated in the last several decades. According to National Geographic hurricanes are strong tropical storms that can pick up speed up to 160 miles per hour (National Geographic, 2016). This simply translates to more than 257 kilometers per hour. With such speeds, the hurricanes accumulate the power to bring to shore more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain every day (National Geographic, 2016). The winds are called cyclones in the northern Indian oceans and typhoons in the west pacific.On the Atlantic, there is an average of s...