How the commons can help us understand the Katrina disaster in New Orleans and its aftermath. Two catastrophes have befallen the United States during the Bush Administration. The other was Hurricane Katrina, which the Administration has pretty much wished away. The difference in response is not an accident. The attack on the World Trade Center was convenient in the extreme in justifying policies the Bush people wanted to pursue already. Katrina, by contrast, exposed embarrassing truths about a central constituency group — oil — and about central assumptions regarding property and economic process.
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For its heroic, multi-faceted coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, making exceptional use of the newspaper's resources to serve an inundated city even after evacuation of the newspaper plant. Selected by the Board from the Public Service category, where it was entered. Monday at 3 a. Katrina now has maximum sustained winds of mph, still a strong Category 4 storm.
It is time that the city of New Orleans plans for the future and not simply the next decade. If Hurricane Katrina taught us anything it was that planning for the future right now is paramount for the safety of future generations. It is vital that we, the city planners, learn from past mistakes and also take into account year predictions for sea level rise and subsidence. The year estimates for sea level rise due to global warming and subsidence due to oil drilling, oxidation of organic soil, and urban development gives us an estimate of what exactly we must plan for. With this information, the class agreed that for safety reasons, New Orleans future should involve a smaller city that can be cost-effective yet also provide for a safe hurricane and flood protection system.
Hurricane Katrina moved ashore over southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi early on August 29, , as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. With winds of miles per hour kilometers per hour , a powerful storm surge, and heavy rains, Katrina pounded the U. Gulf Coast, triggering extensive life-threatening flooding. The eye of the storm was due east of New Orleans. A mere 24 hours earlier, Katrina had been one of the most powerful storms ever observed in the Atlantic Basin.