Case 31 the katrina breakdown catastrophe struck the gulf coast on august 29, 2005, when the eye of hurricane katrina made landfall near buras, louisiana, packing high storm surges and sustained winds of over 140 mph. Hurricane katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly category 5 hurricane that struck the gulf coast of the united states in august 2005, causing catastrophic damage from central florida to eastern texas. A young girl caught in the destructive pathway of hurricane katrina in 2005 recounted her story of hardships and success keisha hale was only 12 years old when she carried her mother and.
Ten years ago, hurricane katrina made landfall along the gulf coast, devastating coastal areas and flooding roughly 80 percent of new orleans when the city's levee system failed. When katrina moved across the gulf of mexico, it was a category five hurricane with winds up to 282kmh – the highest and most dangerous rating on the saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale. The peak of hurricane season is right around the corner and the 13 th anniversary of hurricane katrina is tomorrow it was a day that devastated the lives of many on the gulf coast and a day that harrison county emergency management director rupert lacy reflects on often. My katrina story: from 'hurricane party' to hotel nightmare tango nguyen, 39-year-old entrepreneur and owner of gsw furniture, checked into what was then the radisson hotel (now the doubletree) in kenner when hurricane katrina hit. Hurricane katrina: hurricane katrina, tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern united states in august 2005, breaching levees and causing widespread damage and deaths ultimately, the storm caused more than $160 billion in damage, and it reduced the population of new orleans by 29 percent between the fall of 2005 and 2011.
Steve and kathy maulin took a vacation from wichita to new orleans right before hurricane katrina struck the next few days they managed okay until they were forced into the convention center with. What a weird moment in us presidential history hurricane katrina, a category 3 storm, had smashed into the gulf south people were drowning. A year before hurricane katrina, new orleans experienced a near miss by another strong storm, hurricane ivan the mayor declared a voluntary evacuation and most of the city's residents (myself excluded) left the city.
Katrina hit the gulf coast on the morning of monday, aug 29, 2005, spread across 400 miles with sustained winds of up to 125 mph a storm surge as high as 9 meters in some places rolled across. Hurricane katrina (august 2005) became a large and extremely powerful hurricane that caused enormous destruction and significant loss of life it is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the united states, surpassing the record previously held by hurricane andrew from 1992. When hurricane katrina struck new orleans, there was a significant loss of aquarium fish at the audubon aquarium of the americas fema originally stated that the aquarium needed to buy the fish from commercial vendors, a method the agency said would cost $616,849 but would comply with disaster aid laws.
A mandatory evacuation was ordered the next day, as hurricane katrina appeared headed for a direct hit on the city monday, aug 29 aj sisco/upi/landov hide caption. The argument that obama did not do enough when hurricane katrina hit new orleans might make more sense if obama had been president at the time as many of us remember, george w bush was president. Updated: sept 25, 2012 hurricane katrina struck the gulf coast with devastating force at daybreak on aug 29, 2005, pummeling a region that included the fabled city of new orleans and heaping.