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Hurricane Katrina is one of the most destructive tropical storms ever to hit the United States

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Hurricane Katrina is one of the most destructive tropical storms ever to hit the United States. It affected many parts of the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on August 29th 2005. It affected New Orleans, Louisiana the most by causing the levees, which helped the flow of the river and stop flooding, to collapse. ...read more.

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It left about 5 million people without power and the hurricane attacked in two ways, one being the hurricane itself and the other being the flooding throughout New Orleans. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was extremely severe, resulting from one of the most deadly natural disasters in U.S. ...read more.

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Duration: August 23rd - 31st 2005 Highest winds: 175 mph (280 km/h) sustained Damages: $100-200 billion, (Costliest Atlantic hurricane of all time) Fatalities: 601 direct, 956 indirect (up to 3,000 estimated total), thousands missing. Areas affected: Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of eastern North America. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jai Malhi 9P 5/7/2007 ...read more.

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