Hurricane Katrina Landed in New Orleans/LA on 08/29/2005 (The Highest Natural Disaster in American History)

Hurricane Katrina
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)

One of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.

Formed August 23, 2005
Dissipated August 31, 2005[1]
(Extratropical after August 30)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:175 mph (280 km/h)
Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Fatalities 1,245–1,836 total
Damage $108 billion (2005 USD)
(Second-costliest tropical cycloneon record)
Areas affected BahamasSouth FloridaCentral FloridaCubaLouisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), MississippiAlabamaFlorida Panhandle, most of eastern North America


Posted in 11/2017