Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

The Storm That Drowned A City

DVD - 2005
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Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Boston Video, c2005
ISBN: 9781593755423
Branch Call Number: 976.335064 HUR
Characteristics: 1 dvd (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Chinn, Peter
Penry-Davey, Caroline


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Aug 11, 2016

Genocide 101. The engineers knew and didn't warn the low income residents of imminent flooding. They knew that they would drown. It was a plan designed to eliminate people from day one. They built a code 3 levee for the people and a code 5 bunker for themselves. The Dutch engineers knew their stuff! Need proof? Watch the DVD.

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