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Hurricane Katrina: The Fallout

The Fallout In the enormous human tragedy unfolding in the arc of states around the Gulf of Mexico, the colossal failure of government and the particular structural, and in this case deadly, inequities of US society continue to implicate themselves in the picture of death and destruction. Hurricane Katrina, a tropical cyclone hit the Gulf of Mexico at Buras, Louisiana as a category four storm (with winds at 230 km/h) on August 29, passed over the eastern edge of New Orleans and then slammed into the Louisiana-Mississippi border downgrading its intensity but wreaking havoc all along the way. With the death toll likely to climb to five figures, millions of people rendered homeless and an unknown number still stranded in the toxic flood waters of New Orleans, recovery is going to be a long-drawn and painful process. The catastrophe has attracted widespread criticism about the proper role of government and the administration

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