Today in History: Hurricane Katrina Hits

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Hurricane Katrina Damage

On this day in 2005, hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane.

Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

After briefly coming ashore in southern Florida, on August 25 as a Category 1 hurricane, Katrina gained strength before slamming into the Gulf Coast on August 29.

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