Hurricane Katrina

The U.S.'s Worst hurricane


Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 hurricane that started from a tropical storm on August 24, 2005. It transformed into a full blown hurricane on August 25, 2005, and landed the same day. Formed from the Gulf of Mexico, The longitude and latitude was 26ºN, and 79.9ºW.
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Hurricane Katrina's Strength was unmatched

Hurricane Katrina was probably the U.S.'s strongest hurricane, with wind max wind speeds of 140 mph, with a central pressure of 920 mbar. Of course there were high tides as well, The highest storm tide being 27.8 ft. Hurricane Katrina accumulated over 15 inches of rainfall total.
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Now, Of course a Hurricane this extreme came with extreme damages. Hurricane Katrina pretty much destroyed the city of New Orleans, Leaving 1,833 casualties and 81 billion dollars in property damages.