Hurricane Katrina tore into the Gulf Coast on this date in 2005 leaving devastating effects in the city of New Orleans, and surrounding areas. 

Thousands of people who didn’t or couldn’t leave New Orleans were trapped in the flooded city without food, clean water or power.  Coast Guard and National Guard helicopters plucked hundreds of people from the rooftops of flooded homes and dropped supplies to those who were trapped. 

Many took refuge at the city’s Superdome and Convention Center.  Katrina is estimated to have caused over 81-billion-dollars in damage and killed more than 15-hundred people in Louisiana. 

Comments (2)
  1. Sarah says:

    The heart and spirit of New Orleans is no longer there, I have been to NO at least twice yearly since Katrina and it’s a whiter, more male more alternative lifestyles crowd who’re living in this city now..The Lower Ninth ward has not been cleaned up as much as Algiers and other white sections of this city, I believe they are trying to keep the blacks out and will eventually reclaim the lower ninth and regentrify it…

  2. Ken says:

    Yo, Ray-Ray………….go away. You have nothing to say that hasn’t already been said. Stop beating that horse to death. Your 15 minutes of relevence are over in 3…2…1.

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