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    Discuss how logistical failures hampered the response to Hurricane Katrina. Explain the lack of foresight by state officials and how it impaired federal response.

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    Hurricane Katrina caused $96 billion in property damage, making it the most destructive natural disaster in American history. Katrina was also one of the deadliest natural disasters, with 1,577 casualties. Katrina flooded 80% of the city of New Orleans in addition to flooding other areas of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. The federal government issued a federal disaster declaration for 90,000 square miles in the United States, an area almost the size of ...

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    This solution describes logistics failures which hampered the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.