When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the storm surge resulted in massive flooding throughout the city, stranding many of the residents who failed or refused to evacuate. Many of them took shelter in the Superdome, Looting and supply problems plagued New Orleans, and over the next few days, most of the survivors were evacuated to other cities. The storm caused over $81 billion in damage to New Orleans.Continue Reading
While 80 to 90 percent of the city's residents evacuated before the hurricane, a number refused or were unable to flee New Orleans. The resulting flooding killed nearly 1,500 people and left survivors stranded atop their homes or in upper floors of buildings. Many residents sought refuge in the Superdome before the storm, and it became the city's largest shelter during Katrina's aftermath. When conditions deteriorated inside the stadium, the government evacuated the 25,000 refugees remaining there to the Houston Astrodome.
The high flood waters caused massive structural damage throughout the city, and many structures were demolished due to the potentially hazardous mold the damp conditions left behind. Many who evacuated the city never returned, and those who did found a city struggling to rebuild. The city spent the next several years re-establishing its economy and recapturing the tourist trade it lost after the devastating hurricane.Learn more about Storms
New Orleans' world-famous French Quarter was spared much of the flooding and other damage brought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to About.com, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet channeled most of Katrina's storm surge directly into Eastern New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish, sparing the Vieux Carr?.Full Answer >
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 storm that became a Category 3 when reaching the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts. It was considered a large hurricane that affected coastlines stretching from the Florida panhandle to western Louisiana.Full Answer >
According to Nasa.gov, Hurricane Katrina formed after the warm rising air in the tropics formed into a cyclone. The hurricane began in the central Bahamas and came ashore as a Category 1 storm in southern Florida. After causing 11 deaths in that state, the storm made a southwestern turn and cut through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Full Answer >
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm stretched 400 miles and topped out at 140 mph. Three Southeastern U.S. states, including Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, combined to suffer approximately $100 billion worth of damage.Full Answer >