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Reflections on Hurricane Katrina

I wanted to do a seperate post to reflect on Hurricane Katrina which struck August 29, 2005.

So here are some quick facts on Hurricane Katrina –

And though it was all over the news for many days afterward, there was no newscast that could fully cover the destruction… it was widespread not just New Orleans but all along the Gulf Coast as Katrina’s effects were felt from Texas to Florida check out the picture before Katrina had already covered Florida in clouds and was taking up most of the Gulf of Mexico with her sheer size.

File:Hurricane Katrina Eye viewed from Hurricane Hunter.jpg

View of the eyewall of Hurricane Katrina taken on August 28, 2005, as seen from a NOAA WP-3D hurricane hunter aircraft before the storm made landfall on the United States Gulf Coast.  Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

This hurricane didn’t just effect New Orleans, it effected Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, causing damage to beaches, buildings and most important for Mississippi’s economy casinos.

The name Katrina was retired from the Hurricane Name List and is at the top of the list of the U.S.’ costliest Atlantic hurricanes.

(taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_costliest_Atlantic_hurricanes)

Costliest known Atlantic Tropical Cyclones as of 2008
(2008 Storm Damage is Estimated[dubious – discuss] in USD)
Billions Name Year
$81.2 Hurricane Katrina[1] 2005
$40.7 Hurricane Andrew[2] 1992
$37.6 Hurricane Ike[3][4] 2008
$29.1 Hurricane Wilma[5][6][7][8] 2005
$18.6 Hurricane Charley[9][10] 2004
$18.1 Hurricane Ivan[11][12] 2004
$15.23 Hurricane Agnes[13] 1972
$14.1 Hurricane Hugo[14][15] 1989
$10.5 Hurricane Rita[16] 2005
$10.4 Hurricane Frances[12][14][17] 2004


How is Louisiana doing now?  Some of the population refuses to come back, while other are still in temporary homes.


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