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Facts About Hurricane Katrina


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
  • US Army Corps of Engineers was given about $14 billion to improve levees and flood walls in New Orleans area
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