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9 Years Ago: The Sky Before Katrina Struck | 08-29-2005 | #Louisiana | #Mississippi | #Alabama |

The Sky Before Katrina Struck

Thousands of Hurricane Katrina survivors wait to be evacuated from the Superdome in New Orleans September 2, 2005. After five days of surviving Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents were finally evacuated from the sports stadium by authorities.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

Thousands of Hurricane Katrina survivors wait to be evacuated from the Superdome in New Orleans September 2, 2005. After five days of surviving Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents were finally evacuated from the sports stadium by authorities. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Hurricane Katrina – Facts & Summary

The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to massive flooding, and many people charged that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the people affected by the storm. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage.

A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina made landfall at the upper end of Category 3 intensity, with estimated maximum sustained winds of 127mph (110 kt), near Buras, Louisiana at 7:10 am CDT on August 29, 2005

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