- Pandora Sanders
Where did it happen?
Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. Primarily New Orleans was struck. It affected about 90,000 square miles of the United States.
Facts About the Hurricane
An estimated 1,833 people died.
The damage repair was $108 billion.
It ranks 6th in strength in Atlantic hurricanes.
How did the Hurricane Form?
It started off as a tropical depression over the Bahamas. It varied back and forth from a dangerous level 5 category hurricane, to just a tropical storm. It was absorbed by a frontal zone over the eastern Great Lakes.