Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Katrina August 28 2005 NASA.jpg
Hurricane Katrina at peak strength on August 28, 2005
Formed 23 August 2005
Dissipatit 30 August 2005
Heichest winds 1-meenit susteened: 175 mph (280 km/h)
Lawest pressur 902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Fatalities 1,833 confirmed[1]
Damage $108 billion (2005 USD)
(Costliest hurricane in US history[2])
Pairt o the 2005 Atlantic hurricane saison

Hurricane Katrina wis the deadliest an maist destructive Atlantic hurricane o the 2005 Atlantic hurricane saison, parteecularly hittin the Gulf o Mexico coastlines o Louisiana (incluiding New Orleans), Mississippi an Alabama. It wis the costliest naitural disaster, as well as ane o the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history o the Unitit States. Amang recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it wis the saxt strangest oweraw. At least 1,833 fowk died in the hurricane an subsequent floods, makin it the deidliest 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]

Map plottin the track an intensity o the storm, accordin tae the Saffir–Simpson scale

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Knabb, Richard D (December 20, 2005; updated August 10, 2006). "Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Katrina: 23–30 August 2005" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2006-05-30.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "The deadliest, costliest and most intense United States tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (and other frequently requested hurricane facts)" (PDF). 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.