#TBT: Remembering Hurricane Katrina

By De’Ja Cleveland

On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina began its reign of terror and destruction. On August 29, 2005, the hurricane hit the Gulf Coast of the United States. The location worst hit was New Orleans. When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it destroyed homes, businesses, schools, and land. The hurricane flooded the streets of New Orleans. Many individuals did not know if their families or loved ones were alive or safe. A substantial number of people began evacuating after the storm passed. After the storm had passed through New Orleans, many Americans were wondering how this city was going to recover from this tragedy or whether it was going to recover at all. New Orleans did get through the tragedy and began rebuilding the city.

Twelve years after the disaster, America has been hurt by hurricanes once again. Recently, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria destroyed many cities in the United States. Harvey flooded the streets of cities in Texas, caused power outages, and property destruction. Hurricane Irma destroyed areas in Florida. Hurricane Irma caused the largest evacuation in the Florida area. Puerto Rico was the hit the worst by Hurricane Maria, causing individuals to wonder if Puerto Rico will be able to recover from the disaster. The island still has limited power supply, many homes were destroyed, and food was cleared from shelves. Puerto Rico has also had problems with getting aid through the streets. These locations are still trying to rebuild and recover.

Natural disasters continue to strike the United States territory. Let’s bind together and continue to send out relief items to those that have recently been affected by the hurricanes.

 

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