Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Katrina at peak strength on August 28, 2005
Formed August 23, 2005
Dissipatit August 30, 2005
Heichest winds 1-minute sustained:
175 mph (280 km/h)
Laichest pressure 902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Fatalities 1,833 confirmed[1]
Damage $108 billion (2005 USD)
(Costliest hurricane in US history[2])
Auries affected Bahamas, Sooth Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, maist o eastren North Americae

Hurricane Katrina wis the deadliest an maist destructive Atlantic hurricane o the 2005 Atlantic hurricane saison. It wis the costliest naitural disaster, as well as ane o the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history o the Unitit States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it wis the saxt strongest oweraw. At least 1,833 fowk died in the hurricane an subsequent floods, makin it the deadliest U.S. hurricane syne the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; tot property damage wis estimatit at $81 billion (2005 USD),[1] nearly triple the damage brought bi Hurricane Andrew in 1992.[3]

Storm path

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Knabb, Richard D; Rhome, Jamie R.; Brown, Daniel P (December 20, 2005; updated August 10, 2006). "Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Katrina: 23–30 August 2005" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2006-05-30. 
  2. "The deadliest, costliest and most intense United States tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (and other frequently requested hurricane facts)". National Climatic Data Center, National Hurricane Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2011-08-10. p. 47. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. Rappaport, Ed. "Preliminary Report for Hurricane Andrew". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-04-10.