Hurricane Katrina

BY: Anita Alvarez

Formation

The warm, moist air over the ocean rises upward from near the surface. Because this air moves up and away from the surface, there is less air left near the surface. Another way to say the same thing is that the warm air rises, causing an area of lower air pressure below.

Facts

Hurricane Katrina

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.