9 Facts About Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters in living memory. Hurricane Katrina facts tell us about the power of the storm and the devastation it left in its wake. We have 9 facts about the hurricane for you.


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Hurricane Katrina was the strongest hurricane ever recorded on the Gulf.

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Tropical storm Katrina was named on August 24th, 2005. Katrina became a hurricane on August 25th, 2005.

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Hurricane Katrina hit Florida before New Orleans.

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Hurricane Katrina had sustained winds over 175 miles per hour.

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80% of New Orleans was flooded by hurricane Katrina.

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More than 700 people died in New Orleans from hurricane Katrina.

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In New Orleans, the levees were designed for Category 3, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane.

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In total, hurricane Katrina affected an area of about 90,000 square miles.

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Hurricane Katrina was the US’s most expensive natural disaster.