- Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest
natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the
history of the United States.
- Katrina is a 1969 South African drama film directed by Jans Rautenbach and
starring Katinka Heyns, Jill Kirkland and Don Leonard. The screenplay was
written by Emil Nofal.
- Katrina or Katrine is a feminine English, German, Swedish and Dutch given
name. It is a derivative of Katherine.
- photograph: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or
transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
- PHOTO was the name of an American photographic magazine geared towards men.
It was published monthly by the Official Magazine Corporation beginning in June
- Photo is a French magazine about photography, published monthly by Hachette
Filipacchi Medias. It is mostly focused on artistic aspects of photography
rather than technical aspects. The editorial line is mostly oriented toward
fashion and nude photography.
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The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf
In the span of five violent hours on August 29,
2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150
miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple
tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make
landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a
half-million homes—followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement,
which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself.
In The Great Deluge,
bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled
catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing
them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.
Douglas Brinkley, a professor at Tulane University, lived through the
destruction of Hurricane Katrina with his fellow New Orleans residents, and now
in The Great Deluge he has written one of the first complete accounts of that
harrowing week, which sorts out the bewildering events of the storm and its
aftermath, telling the stories of unsung heroes and incompetent officials alike.
Get a sample of his story--and clarify your own memories--by looking through the
detailed timeline he has put together of the preparation, the hurricane, and the
response to one of the worst disasters in American history.
I found this bottle while gutting houses after
Hurricane Katrina about two years ago. The notes point out all the dents in the
bottle due to weathering Katrina. The house that we were gutting was in Ocean
Springs, MS and was less than half a mile from the ocean. The water rose to
completely submerge both floors of this house. It was completely destroyed.
Well, I rinsed out the bottle and still use it, has been a great water bottle.
KAtrina at one point was supposed to come to
On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina
devastated the Gulf Coast, killing at least 1,300, destroying over 600,000
houses, and turning downtown New Orleans into an uninhabitable swamp. In a
compelling hour-by-hour reconstruction of the ferocious storm, NOVA exposes
crucial failures in preparation and engineering that led to the worst disaster
in U.S. history. The film probes the titanic forces behind hurricanes and the
latest technology for tracking and predicting them, showing how scientists
precisely foresaw the impact of a strong hurricane on New Orleans a year before
Katrina struck. NOVA investigates the fatal flaws in New Orleansi levees and the
huge challenge posed by protecting and rebuilding the city. As global
temperatures rise, are killer storms like Katrina a growing threat?Hurricane
Katrina: The Storm that Drowned a City presents astonishing storm footage,
suspenseful eyewitness testimony, and a penetrating analysis of what went wrong.
Viewers relive the storm through the eyes of survivors and the stories of top
engineers, hurricane experts, and emergency officials as they grappled with the
arrival of the storm and its traumatic aftermath.Special DVD features include:
materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene
selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired. On
one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format:
The narration is melodramatic, some of the interviews feel
stagy--but the footage of Hurrican Katrina and its horrendous aftermath is
staggering. Hurrican Katrina - The Storm That Drowned a City, a NOVA special,
begins a year earlier, when a team of scientists created a computer simulation
of the destructive effect a powerful storm could have on New Orleans and the
Gulf Coast. Though local officials took it seriously, the federal response was
skeptical, and little was done to strengthen the city's protection. Using a
combination of remarkable video of the developing storm and interviews with
scientists, city residents (black and white), and member of the Army Corps of
Engineers, Hurrican Katrina builds a compelling story of the disaster as it
unfolded. Sophisticated graphics explain how hurricanes form and how the levees
failed. The special touches lightly on the possibility that global warming may
be exacerbating the intensity of hurricanes, but shies away from the political
storm of the meager federal response to the devastation of New Orleans. The
result is a vivid, detailed description of the natural disaster, but an
incomplete portrait of the social one. --Bret Fetzer