How Many People Died In Total In Hurricane Katrina?


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Liam Sheasby Profile
Liam Sheasby answered
There were a total of 1,836 people that died as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

This figure is accurate when taking into account the actual hurricane and the floods that followed. The most fatalities occurred in Louisiana, where 1,577 people lost their lives. 238 died in Mississippi, whilst 14 perished in Florida. Two people died in Alabama, and the same number in Georgia and Ohio. Kentucky had one casualty. There are still 135 people missing as a result of the hurricane.

The hurricane was the costliest natural disaster and in the top five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It is also the sixth strongest hurricane recorded in history. The total number of people to die as a result of Katrina makes the hurricane the deadliest in the United States since the 1928 hurricane, Okeechobee. The total property damage is an estimated $81 billion. This is nearly triple the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Katrina formed over the Bahamas before crossing over southern Florida as a Category 1 hurricane. It strengthened after this in the Gulf of Mexico. It then weakened and then strengthened again to become a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana. There were large amounts of destruction from central Florida to Texas due to the surge of the storm. The most deaths caused by Katrina occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana after the hurricane protection systems failed.

The failure of the hurricane protection promoted lawsuits against the US Army Corps of Engineers, as well a lawsuit against the designers and the builders of the levee system. There were also investigations into the response of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the New Orleans Police Department. The United States Coast Guard, the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service were commended for their accurate forecasts and their actions. Certain areas are to be elevated during reconstruction.
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Katie Harry answered
The Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005 and caused damage on a large scale. Other areas hit by the hurricane were Mississippi, South Florida and Cuba, and other US states. There were damages to the economy, infrastructure and life. It is believed to be one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of US.

There were about 1300 deaths that were recorded. Other than that millions of people also became homeless as they had to evacuate the coastal areas.

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Muddassar Memon answered
A total number of 1,836 people died in Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was one of the costliest and also one the most deadly hurricanes ever recorded in the history of United States. It was said to be the sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever and also said to be the third-strongest land falling hurricane ever recorded in the US.

The hurricane Katrina was created in late August through 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It caused severe damage to the north-central region of the Gulf Coast of the United States. The most badly hit areas were New Orleans, Louisiana and coastal Mississippi region.

Owing to its immense size, Katrina destroyed the Gulf Coast as far as from hundred miles from the storms centre. Hurricane Katrina was said to be the deadliest ever hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
1836 people
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1,837 people died in Hurricane Katrina!!!
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8,600 people, 1,300 being children, America should be ashamed...... A country that doesn't bury it's dead!
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