Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina

Mary Ann Hoffman

Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida on August 25. Katrina caused some deaths and flooding before strengthening rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico. On August 29, the hurricane reached Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Cities flooded, power was lost, waterlines broke, fires started, people were trapped. The heavy rain caused flooding but the ground could not hold all of the water. This caused rivers to quickly rise and flow over the banks, adding water already on the ground. The storm surge pushed the water from Mobile Bay onto the land. This caused New Orleans and Louisiana to be flooded when the water broke the levee system down. Immediately before Hurricane Katrina hit, the people in New Orleans were asked to relocate to shelters. There were so many people that needed to be relocated that there were not enough bathrooms, food, water and sleeping space for everyone. Hurricane Katrina had devastating effects on the people who lived there. Over 1,600 people died and there was 75 billion dollars worth of damage to recover from. This caused great sadness for the people who lived there. It took a lot of hard work to recover from the destruction this hurricane caused. It was one of the worst disasters to ever occur in the United States.

Hurricane Katrina

The aftershock that hit New Orleans was incredible

August 23 - 29, 2005

"Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst hurricanes in United States history" (pg.4)

"Since the city was not safe, the people who were in the Superdome, the convention center, and homes needed to be taken out of the city" (pg. 26).


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