BY: Anita Alvarez
Formed on August 23 during the 2005
The states affected by Hurricane Katrina were Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
At the end it was a 5 on the scale
lives lost 1386
Cost of destruction
The insurance industry as of late August 2006, had reached approximately $60 billion in insured losses (including flood damage) from Katrina. The storm could cost the Gulf Coast states as much as an estimated $125 billion when, and if, a final toll is ever tallied, according to NOAA, parent organization to the National Weather Service.