How many people returned after Hurricane Katrina?
The storm displaced more than a million people in the Gulf Coast region. Many people returned home within days, but up to 600,000 households were still displaced a month later. At their peak, hurricane evacuee shelters housed 273,000 people and, later, FEMA trailers housed at least 114,000 households.
How many people were injured in Hurricane Katrina?
|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Katrina at peak intensity in the Gulf of Mexico on August 28|
|Lowest pressure||902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg|
|Damage||$125 billion (2005 USD) (Tied as costliest tropical cyclone on record)|
Was there a mandatory evacuation for Katrina?
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city on August 28, when Katrina briefly achieved Category 5 status and the National Weather Service predicted “devastating” damage to the area.
What percentage of the city was eventually under some quantity of water?
Eventually, nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water.
How many people were evacuated from New Orleans?
The state of Louisiana evacuated approximately 1.5 million people before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. However, approximately 150,000 to 200,000 individuals (accurate numbers were difficult to attain) remained during the storm.
What was it like to be an evacuee 60 years ago?
For most it was ‘like going on an adventure’: a phrase that is still uppermost in the minds of evacuees 60 years on. ‘We marched to Waterloo Station behind our head teacher carrying a banner with our school’s name on it,’ says James Roffey, founder of the Evacuees Reunion Association.
What is it like to live in the countryside during evacuation?
For some children used to city life, the countryside proved to be a revelation © Most evacuees have a vivid recall of events on the day of their evacuation. The images are of busy train stations, shouting officials and sobbing mothers.
What was it like to be an evacuee in 1939?
Talking to evacuees now about the events of those days in 1939 recalls painful memories that have been deeply hidden for 60 years, exposing the trauma of separation and isolation and the tensions of fear and anger.
What was it like to be an evacuee in London?
The images are of busy train stations, shouting officials and sobbing mothers. In London, the schoolchildren sang ‘The Lambeth Walk’. Elsewhere there were choruses of ‘Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye’. For most it was ‘like going on an adventure’: a phrase that is still uppermost in the minds of evacuees 60 years on.