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A Look at Hurricane Katrina, One of Deadliest US Storms


Here are some facts about Hurricane Katrina:

-Slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005 as a Category 3 hurricane

-'Katrina' had sustained winds of 201 kilometers an hour when it came ashore

-80-percent of New Orleans flooded after its protective levees were breached

-1,800 people were killed

-More than 1,000,000 residents were forced from their homes

-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given about $14 billion to improve levees and flood walls in the New Orleans area
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