Hurricane Katrina, WFO Radar, 2005

Hurricane Katrina, WFO Radar, 2005

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Caption: The western edge of Hurricane Katrina as seen from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Lake Charles WFO Radar 2005 August 29 0923 UTC. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was a powerful Atlantic hurricane. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion (2005 USD).

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