How Did Hurricane Katrina Start?


On Tuesday, August 23, 2005 a storm located near the south of the Bahamas called Tropical Depression Ten reacted with a tropical wave creating an intense tropical storm. On Wednesday, August 24, 2005, a tropical storm rising in the Caribbean was named Katrina. On Thursday, August 25, a day later, the tropical storm grew to the size of a hurricane. Later that day, Katrina made the shore of the east coast of Florida killing four people and leaving about 1,000,000 Floridians without power. The storm was expected to hit the Florida panhandle next, while it was travelling at tremendous speed through the eastern Gulf of Mexico. On Friday, August 26, Katrina had grown from a category 1 hurricane (the least intense) to a category 2, and it had doubled in size from Wednesday. Later that day, the next projected landfall of Katrina was to the left of the Florida panhandle, planning to hit Mississippi and Alabama. On Saturday, August 27, Katrina grew to a category 3 hurricane in the middle of the night. The path of the hurricane switched and was projected to hit New Orleans. On Sunday, August 28, Katrina was upgraded to a category 4 hurricane during the night, with winds that exceeding 145 mph. That morning Katrina grew to a category 5, which is the most catastrophic of all hurricanes. On Monday, August 29, 2005 Katrina made landfall in Mississippi and Louisiana where levees were being breached and the city began to flood.
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2 Additional Answers
Hurricane Katrina began as a very low pressure weather system, which then strengthened to become a tropical storm. Hurricane Katrina's sustained wind speed was approximately 200 km/h.
Hurricane Katrina started as any other hurricane, as the result of warm moisture and air from the oceans surface that built into storm clouds and pushed around by strong forceful winds until it became a powerful storm.
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