Katrina Strikes New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

2005_Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast of the United States as a category three storm and stands as the costliest natural disaster and one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. Katrina inflicts catastrophic damage to the Bahamas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, claiming almost 2,000 lives. Hurricane Katrina’s strength raises questions about the link between global climate change and intensified storm surges.

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