Monday, December 30, 2019

The Bias and Suffering after Hurricane Katrina Trouble...

In the late summer of 2005, a terrible tragedy occurred that changed the lives of many in the south-east region of the United States. A Category 3, named storm, named Hurricane Katrina, hit the Gulf Coast on the 29th of August and led to the death of 1,836 and millions of dollars’ worth of damage (Waple 2005). The majority of the damage occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana. Waple writes in her article that winds â€Å"gusted over 100 mph in New Orleans, just west of the eye† (Waple 2005). Not only was the majority of the damage due to the direct catastrophes of the storm but also city’s levees could no longer hold thus breaking and releasing great masses of water. Approximately, 80% of the city was submerged at sea level. Despite the vast amount†¦show more content†¦The City Park, on the other hand, is not quite as lively or active. The City Park is a place where visitors, and even local residents, come and take in the park’s tranquil ambience. With the park’s Botanical Garden, large oak trees, and golf course, it becomes a place where many come to relax and relieve every day stress. Lastly, New Orleans even takes an educational outlook and provides places like museums and aquariums where anyone, of all ages, can learn about the history of the region or aquatic creatures such as at the Aquarium of the Americas which was built less than a year after Hurricane Katrina. This aquarium is splits into four main exhibits: The Caribbean Reef Exhibit, The Amazon Exhibit, The Mississippi River Gallery, and The Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Each exhibit features sea creatures from different regions of the world in different ways such as a 30-foot long tunnel, a large tank, and even a regular walk through gallery. All of these, along with many other locations, are what brings in a major part of the revenue for the city. The year before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had made a record of 10.1 million visitors (Rudawsky 2010). Excluding t he recording breaking year, New Orleans has an average of 8.5 million visitors per year (Rudawsky 2005). This shows how important the tourist industry is to the city and the purposes of why these areas were prioritized first in restoration of the city after Hurricane Katrina. Although this may give a reason to

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