Hurricane Katrina survivor

Hurricane Katrina survivor

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Credit: JIM REED PHOTOGRAPHY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hurricane Katrina survivor with a sign marked "We Survived" at his house in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA. Katrina left a trail of destruction on the Gulf of Mexico coast of the USA, notably in New Orleans. There, the high winds, rain and storm surge caused the low-lying city's flood defences to fail. Around 80% of New Orleans was flooded, with thousands killed. The evacuation of all the city's 1.3 million residents was ordered on 8th September. Katrina is thought to have been the most deadly and costly natural disaster ever to befall the USA. Photographed on 30th August 2005.

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