On Aug. 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina first surfaced as a tropical depression over the Bahamas. Over the course of two days, it became a tropical storm and made landfall as a category one hurricane between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hurricane Katrina spent less than eight hours over Florida with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and rainfall totals of 5 inches reported in some areas. The hurricane intensified when it reached the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina made landfall for a second time near the Louisiana-Mississippi border. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath claimed over 1,800 lives and is ranked as the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.Learn More
Hurricane Katrina began as a tropical depression in the Bahamas and took a path northward through Cuba, then westward through south Florida before making its final landfall near the Louisiana-Mississippi border. It then moved northeast through Mississippi before dissipating and being downgraded to a tropical depression near Clarksville, Tennessee.Full Answer >
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm stretched 400 miles and topped out at 140 mph. Three Southeastern U.S. states, including Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, combined to suffer approximately $100 billion worth of damage.Full Answer >
Hurricane Katrina struck the United States during the early morning hours of Aug. 23, 2005. The hurricane led to hundreds of thousands of people evacuating the affected area. When it was over, the hurricane had caused over $100 billion worth of damage to the Gulf Coast area.Full Answer >
The states that were directly hit by Hurricane Katrina were Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Many surrounding states were indirectly affected by the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina; however, this was because evacuees from the affected states looked for refuge in these areas. Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia suffered from major flooding due to Katrina.Full Answer >