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What are the impacts of hurricane events?

Socially, the impacts would be loss of life due to storm surges and thus community cohesion, for example in Hurricane Katrina the death of over 800 people in New Orleans, negatively impacted affected family's quality of life due to the loss of loved ones. Economically, most oil producing operations in the region had to be halted, due to storm surges disabling oil platforms, this combined with large flooding inland caused New Orleans citizens average incomes to decrease. Environmentally, biodiversity was reduced, with storm surges eliminated Pelican and Sea Turtle habitats. Finally, politically due to a lack of quick action from the President George Bush, faith in the American government was reduced and this a factor in Republican party being voted out during the next election. Overall, there are a variety of social, economically, environmental and political impacts associated with hurricane events, though it could be suggested that the social impacts and loss of life are the most important as they're extremely difficult to repair.

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