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Where did Hurricane Katrina start?

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Hurricane Katrina formed on Aug. 23, 2005, over the Bahamas. On Aug. 28, the National Weather Service warned citizens in the Gulf Coast states of America that the hurricane was likely to leave the area uninhabitable for an extended period of time.

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Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states on Aug. 29, 2005. It was rated a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 140 mph. Experts estimate that the hurricane caused more than $100 billion in damage to homes, businesses and other land structures. When Hurricane Katrina reached landfall in the United States, it was 400 miles wide.

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    How did Hurricane Katrina start?

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    Hurricane Katrina started in the Bahamas initially as an area of thunderstorms. On August 23, 2005, this was upgraded to a tropical depression, meaning that it had become more organized as a storm.

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    When did Hurricane Katrina strike?

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    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.

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    Where did Hurricane Katrina happen?

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    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.

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    What date did Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans?

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    Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, during the early morning hours. The category 3 hurricane, which also hit parts of Mississippi and Alabama, sustained winds of 100 to 140 miles per hour, killed almost 2,000 people and caused more than $100 billion in damages.

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