Hurricane Katrina Paige H.

Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest, most powerful storm to impact the United States in the past 100 years. The hurricane developed initially as a tropical depression in the southeastern Bahamas on August 23rd, 2005. This tropical depression became so powerful, it turned into Tropical Storm Katrina the next day. As the hurricane developed, it slowly moved along a northwesterly then westerly track through the Bahamas. As it moved, it increased in its strength over time. Just a few hours before landfall in south Florida , Katrina was a category 1 with wind speeds of 75 mph and greater. After Katrina entered the Gulf, it moved westward allowing it to move in the ridging of the north as the days went by. As hurricane Katrina kept getting stronger, it reached maximum wind speeds were over 170 mph! Even though a category 5 hurricane is very rare, Katrina remained a strong category 4. In southern Florida, Katrina was able to generate over 5 inches of rain across a large area of southeastern Florida, and caused localized flooding. North of Miami, the wind speeds were about 80 mph, and lead to severe damage, and power outages. Katrina came ashore on August 29th.

As the storm moved inland and became weak, it turned back into a tropical storm on the 29th. Rain bands from hurricane Katrina produced tornadoes causing further damage in areas such as Georgia.

Discussion Questions:

1. Where did Hurricane Katrina hit, and when did it hit?

2. What happened to Katrina after it entered the Gulf?

I found my information from:

www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2005.html

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~ by Student Entry on March 1, 2009.

15 Responses to “Hurricane Katrina Paige H.”

  1. Good Job Paigey!!!!!! I liked your blog it had a lot of info and it was short and to the point. Even though Katrina happened a few years ago its stll cool to hear about it again. A lot more things have happened to Katrina that many people didn’t know about before.

  2. I think this paragraph was written very well. Paige did an excellent job explaining how strong and fast the hurricane was getting. As the person above me said she got down to the point.

    Paige heiden deserves a round of applause ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Nice job Paige! I remember when Katrina happened. It was devastating how most of the houses were under water, how many people died. The good thing is that there are stil survivours.

  4. This is a great article! It is still a very interesting topic to talk about even though it happened in 2005. Katrina did so much damage and flooded so many towns that people probably didnt realize that Katrina was a really big topic 3 years ago and it still is now.

  5. I loved your article Paige! It was very interesting. Hurricane Katrina was a terrible storm. it is amazing that it got up to a level 4 hurricane. I never knew that it caused tornadoes. I was also surprised that it only caused over 5 inches of rain. I thought that they would be able to generate more than that. It’s amazing that it was the strongest hurricane to hit the United states in 100 years. Overall great article.

  6. Paige your article is great! I had no idea how fast the wind speeds of hurricane Katrina got! It was very well written and it also included tons of information and detail on the hurricane. I never knew until I read your article that Katrina was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States in the past 100 years! Great job on the article! ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. I was intrigues by your article Paige. Everyone has heard of Hurricane Katrina (unless they are living under a rock) but every time I hear about it I learn something new. Your article was well written and right to the point. I loved your pictures and the way that you described the issus. Great job Paige!!

  8. super-dee-dooper paige!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Very interesting Paige!!! Even though Hurricane Katrina happened a few years ago, some people kind of forget the shocking details after a while, like how it got up to a category 4! I just remember the endless sad pictures and videos on TV of the terribly affected people, buildings, New Orleans, and everywhere else this storm hit. Those devasted faces, badly damaged buildings, everything that had been swept away, flooded streets; they all made me feel so bad for the citizens of Louisiana. I hope nothing nearly this horrific will happen again!
    Overall you did a great job!!!

  10. Great article! Too bad Mr. Piniat did not have the blog set up during the hurricane project.

  11. Wonderful writing Paige!!!
    I think your paragraph was written really well. Like Caitlin M. said, everytime I hear something about hurricane Kartina, I learn something new. Even though hurricane Kartrina was a while ago, your writing made it sound like such a new event. I agree with Haley D. when she said that the winds got very high, and I also was surprised on how fast they really went. LIke I said, wonderful article and keep up the great writing!!

  12. Do you all remember our project where you had to plot this hurricane as it approached the gulf coast? Do you think hurricanes have actually been getting stronger recently.

    Can someone look up the amount of Category 5 hurricanes that have occurred in each decade over the past 100 or 200 years? We can then take a closer look at the temperatures of the ocean water and other factors that may be contributing to this pattern (if there is a pattern to begin with).

  13. I agree with Mykala. Paige made great points.

  14. Great article Paige! Even though Hurricane KAtrina was long ago, we should still remember it because it has made a big impact on our life. People in Louisiana still don’t have homes and all the supplies they need to live. It is so sad. It is really nice that more and more people go and help people that had to go through Hurricane Katrina. I wonder if some of them had an evacuation plan? Hopefully they did!

  15. Great article Paige! Even though Hurricane KAtrina was long ago, we should still remember it because it has made a big impact on our life. People in Louisiana still donโ€™t have homes and all the supplies they need to live. It is so sad. It is really nice that more and more people go and help people that had to go through Hurricane Katrina. I wonder if some of them had an evacuation plan? Hopefully they did!

    Ali D. peiod 3

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