Hurricane Katrina

Historic Flood

Date of Flood:

August 23- August 31, 2005


New Orleans, Florida, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico

Ocean(s) Involved:

Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

Flood Control Measures That Were In Place:

Levee systems around New Orleans (Failed)


Most recovery was done by mid-June, 2006

Three Additional Facts:

1. Highest winds were 175 mph

2. 1,833 confirmed fatalities

3. It costed $108 billion in damage

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