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Hurricane Katrina


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Hurricane Katrina was a large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in late August 2005, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. It was at the time the costliest tropical cyclone on record and is now tied with 2017's Hurricane Harvey and 2021's Hurricane Ida that struck almost the same area as Katrina did. The storm was the twelfth tropical cyclone, the fifth hurricane, and the third major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States.
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  • Facts 

  • Meteorological history 

  • Federal government 

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 

  • Florida and Gulf Coast 

  • Louisiana 

  • Impact 

  • Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba 

  • New Orleans 

  • Mississippi 

  • Southeast United States 

  • Other U.S. states and Canada 

  • Economic effects 

  • Environmental effects 

  • Reestablishing governance 

  • Government response 

  • Criticism of government response 

  • International response 

  • Non-governmental organization response 

  • Analysis of New Orleans levee failures 

  • Media involvement 

  • Retirement 

  • Studies concerning post-Katrina victims 

  • Records