Facts And Information About Hurricane Katrina.

     Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane that was recorded in U.S. history. In New Orleans, the walls were designed for Category 3 hurricanes, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane when it got there, with winds up to 175 mph. The final death toll was at 1,836, primarily from Louisiana (1,577 deaths) and Mississippi (238 deaths). More than half of these victims were citizens. "The storm surge from Katrina was 20-ft (six meters) high." 705 people are reported as still missing from Hurricane Katrina.

     Also, Hurricane Katrina start as a category 1, then 2, 3, 4, and finally 5. As it reached category 5 once it got to New Orleans and got rid of the wall. Here is a video how I found that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbJaMWw4-2Q

     Finally, "Hurricane Katrina affected over 15 million people in different ways varying from having to evacuate their homes, rising gas prices, and the economy suffering." An estimated 80% of New Orleans was under water, up to 20 ft deep in places and as Hurricane Katrina hit, the wall came down. "Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damages, but it is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may exceed $150 billion, earning the title of costliest hurricane ever in US history. Hurricane Katrina impacted about 90,000 square miles." The region affected by the hurricane supported roughly 1 million non-farm jobs, and still, hundreds of thousands of local residents were left with no job by the hurricane.

Website: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-hurricane-katrina   

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