The latest news and comment on hurricane katrina the guardian is marking the tenth anniversary of hurricane katrina with the series hurricane katrina: 10 years on. Hurricane katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly category 5 hurricane that struck the gulf coast of the united states in august 2005, causing catastrophic damage from central florida to eastern texassubsequent flooding, caused largely as a result of fatal engineering flaws in the flood protection system around the city of new orleans, precipitated most of the loss of lives. National hurricane center home page there are no tropical cyclones in the eastern north pacific at this time. Tropical storm katrina over the bahamas and east of florida, 24 august 2005.
Weather underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting hurricanes and tropical cyclones. New orleans – august 26‚ 2016 – as we approach the 11th anniversary of hurricane katrina, people around the world will reflect on the devastating impact that the storm and subsequent levee failures had on new orleans and the entire gulf coast region flooding when the levees protecting new orleans failed in august 2005, approximately 80 percent of the city was flooded. Katrina's aftermath from space the extent of flooding in the greater new orleans metropolitan area is clearly visible in this image, acquired from the international space station on september 8, 2005, of areas damaged by hurricane katrina.
Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 from 911 to hurricane katrina the united states government has used many of its different resources to help with the aftermath after every event that causes panic and destruction in the united states there is always someone there to help clean it up, from large companies to the people just wanting to help. 2 scenario as being one of the most critical potential disasters facing the us a time-line of the days prior to the disaster reveals early warning of the impending storm, although uncertainty. When hurricane katrina pounded the gulf coast in 2005, photojournalists captured things nobody ever thought they'd see in a major us city: homes submerged, dead bodies in the streets and.
Powerful hurricane willa makes landfall in mexico as category 3 storm the hurricane is also expected to bring heavy rains to parts of texas. This week marks the 10th anniversary of hurricane katrina, which was one of the worst natural disasters in us history during the late summer of 2005 in addition to showing the determination and. Mark schleifstein, who won a pulitzer covering hurricane katrina for the new orleans times-picayune, told north and south carolinians refusing to evacuate ahead of hurricane florence to write.
Ten years ago this week, hurricane katrina made landfall on the gulf coast and generated a huge disaster the storm flooded new orleans, killed more than 1,800 people, and caused $100 billion in. New orleans remembers hurricane katrina 11 years later officials marked the anniversary with wreath-laying ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives to the flooding and celebrations to. Hurricane katrina, which hit the gulf coast region of the united states on august 28, 2005, was the most destructive north atlantic tropical cyclone to strike the country.
The affected area of hurricane katrina covered three states and approximately 90,000 square miles in the state of louisiana alone, approximately 17 million people were affected by the storm and needed to be evacuated. Please note that the following list is not exhaustive and does not include every notable storm in history galveston 1900 atlantic-gulf 1919 miami 1926 san felipe-okeechobee 1928 florida keys labor day 1935 new england 1938 great atlantic 1944 carol and edna 1954 hazel 1954 connie and diane 1955 audrey 1957 donna 1960 camille 1969 agnes 1972. Hurricane katrina was the costliest natural disaster in us history, causing around $108 billion (2005 usd) in damage katrina was the eleventh named storm of the 2005 atlantic hurricane season, fifth hurricane, third major hurricane, and the second category 5 hurricane of the season also. Hurricane katrina was a category 5 monster storm it was the most destructive hurricane to hit the united states it did more damage than any other natural disaster in us history it did most of its damage after it hit louisiana on august 29, 2005 that was after the national hurricane center reclassified down to a category 3 hurricane.
- Aerial video of new orleans, taken from a news helicopter shortly after storm, shows the vast devastation katrina caused.
- A clip of the tragedies from hurricane katrina.
- Hurricane katrina at least 1,500 people were killed and around $300 billion worth of damage was caused when hurricane katrina hit the south-eastern part of the usa.
Hurricane katrina (august 2005) became a large and extremely powerful hurricane that caused enormous destruction and significant loss of life it is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the united states, surpassing the record previously held by hurricane andrew from 1992 in addition, katrina is one. The eye of hurricane katrina was forecast to pass through the city of new orleans in that event, the wind was predicted to come from the north as the storm passed, forcing large volumes of water from lake pontchartrain against the levees and possibly into the city it was also forecast that the storm surge in lake pontchartrain would reach 14–18 feet (43–55 m), with waves reaching 7. Hurricane katrina was the eleventh tropical storm, fifth hurricane, and the second category 5 hurricane of the 2005 atlantic hurricane season. The city that went under in the surging waters of hurricane katrina has not returned, not to the way it used to be.