History Just Before You Were Born: Hurricane Katrina, 1st Edition

  • Fletcher C. Finch
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538230941
  • ISBN-13: 9781538230947
  • DDC: 976
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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One of the deadliest and most destructive disasters in American history began with Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast in late August 2005. This noteworthy book explores the environmental factors, infrastructure issues, and human choices that contributed to the terrible damage. Along with exploring the hurricane's economic, political, and social legacy, readers will learn about the size and force of the storm, the experience of refugees in the Superdome, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response efforts. Carefully chosen images convey the scope of the damage and the devastating human cost.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A National Disaster.
2: The Growing Storm.
3: A City in Danger.
4: Wind, Rain, and Storm Surges.
5: Unprepared.
6: Sheltering in the Superdome.
7: Trapped on Rooftops.
8: Disorder and Violence.
9: Fema’s Response.
10: The World Watches.
11: The Long Road.
12: Lasting Damage.
13: Katrina’s Legacy.
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