Explore the events of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it caused in New Orleans, the global efforts to help the victims, and the rebuilding efforts.
A True Book: Natural Disasters series investigates the events leading up to a disaster, explores the causes, and ponders how the events changed, or could alter, history. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.
Table of Contents
1 Hurricane Coming!
What did Katrina do before it hit the Gulf Coast? 7
Where did Katrina cause the most damage? 15
Where else did Katrina Hit?
Which places were affected most by Katrina? 22
3 The Situations at the Superdome
What problems occurred during the rescue effort? 25
4 Rebuilding New Orleans
What challenges did residents face after Katrina? 35
True Statistics 43
Important Words 46
About the Author 48