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What date did Hurricane Katrina hit on?

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Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, first in Buras-Triumph, La., and then again in St. Bernard Parish and St. Tammany Parish. It hit Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds between 130 and 156 miles per hour.

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Hurricane Katrina first formed on the evening of Aug. 23, 2005, when the storm was passing through the Bahamas. It became a Category 1 hurricane two days later. It became a Category 2 storm on the afternoon of Aug. 25 and a Category 3 storm the following day. In the early hours of Aug. 28, Hurricane Katrina was classified as a Category 4 storm, and it progressed to Category 5 later that day.

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