A look back at Hurricane Katrina, 50 photos

Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:14
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where they were when Katrina, a Category 3 Hurricane, came ashore first in Plaquemines Parish and then St. Bernard. Breaches in the Industrial Canal as well as the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals left much of…
Biloxi remembers Hurricane Katrina victims on 9th anniversary
Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:08
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The City of Biloxi marked the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a ceremony on the Town Green on Friday morning. Students read the names of those who lost their lives in the storm, Bishop Roger Morin offered prayers, and Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway spoke of progress. "Today is a day when we pause and remember what we went through, how we endured, and how we are prevailing," Mayor Holloway told…
City of New Orleans remembers Hurricane Katrina 9 years later
Thursday, 28 August 2014 02:46
Today marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the Gulf Coast. It annihilated communities and dramatically changed the lives of people in Mississippi and Louisiana. Today numerous events will take place across the city including a wreath laying ceremony in Mid-city. Margaret Orr: Looking back, looking ahead 9 years after.
Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 23:08
By Alan Sealls HURRICANE KATRINA was a Category 5 with 175mph wind before landfall. The eye crossed the Louisiana Delta on Monday August 29, 2005 at 6:10am in southern Plaquemines Parish, near the community of Buras as a high Category 3 with winds of 125mph. At the time of landfall the hurricane force winds extended up to 125 miles east AND 125 miles west of the center, stretching into the Florida panhandle, making it extremely…
Images From Hurricane Katrina, 9 Years Later
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 19:06
Nine years ago today, at 6 a.m. on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 3 storm. More than 1,800 people died in the hurricane and its aftermath, with the overwhelming majority of deaths taking place in Louisiana. Not only was it the most expensive hurricane in U.S. history, with an estimated $108 billion in damage, but it was also the nation’s “single most catastrophic natural…
Bay St. Louis leaders look back nine years to Katrina
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:08
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - On the eve of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Bay St. Louis leaders are looking back on the days following the storm and how much the city has bounced back. Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the scars of her wrath are still evident all over the city, but so are the signs of progress.
Hurricane Katrina +9: Smaller St. Bernard Parish grappling with costs of coming back
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:12
Hurricane Katrina forced St. Bernard Parish residents Mike Pritchard and his wife, Stephanie, into a 7-year exile in Carriere, Miss. From afar they watched as the parish cleaned up and recovered. In May 2013, they finally were able to return - "We just wanted to go back to what we knew," Mike Pritchard explained. They did so, he said, knowing the cost of coming back: higher taxes than pre-Katrina for public services and some higher…
Margaret Orr: Looking back, looking ahead 9 years after Katrina
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:31
It’s still painful to think about Hurricane Katrina. I’ve put those memories in a box and I rarely bring them out. Plans unveiled for proposed memorial to levee breach in... Various leaders and members of the community were present Wednesday morning during the unveiling of two designs for an open-air levee exhibit and garden.
Hurricane Katrina anniversary serves as reminder of need for increased storm protection
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:59
By Alisha Renfro, Ph.D., National Wildlife Federation While the Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, the time period between the end of August and October 1 is typically the most active part of the season. It was during this window that some of the biggest and most destructive hurricanes made landfall along the Gulf Coast, including Betsy (1965), Camille (1969), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008) and Ike (2008).
"Certain Death": Looking at the Dire Katrina Bulletin Nine Years Later
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:34
Nine years ago today, the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a sternly-worded statement to people in the path of Hurricane Katrina known as "The Bulletin." Its sharp language left little doubt Katrina was going to be the storm to beat all storms, and that residents in its path were in mortal danger.

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