Class Notes (834,037)
Canada (508,290)
Sociology (765)
SOCI 100 (167)
Lecture

Class 48 Hurricane Katrina

2 Pages
133 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
Professor
Debra Pentecost
Semester
Winter

Description
Tutorial (12) Notes 01-25-2013 Why would Hurricane Katrina be considered a social disaster rather than a natural disaster?  New Orleans is under sea level – pan floating on water  Gulf of Mexico area  Levees – damn structure to prevent water flooding the land  Tsunami in the Indian Ocean  US responded after 2 days  But in New Orleans, it took 5 days for national response even though troops were just 40 miles away.  Venezuela and other less-fortunate countries sent help before federal troops. Prior to Katrina  FEMA (Federal Emergency Managentment Agency) director had no experience with this type of natural disaster  Levees were built to withstand a category 3 storm; and hurricane Katrina was already a category 2 when it hit the levees  yet it still failed  High % of the population had no means to evacuate – and there was a study that brought this to light too  Mayor Nagin didn’t order mandatory evacuation before it was too late o He didn’t want to cripple the local businesses (who rely on tourism)  political motive  FEMA budget cut down under Bush administration
More Less

Related notes for SOCI 100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit